Urgh @SlackHQ@twitter.com, you go down 7minutes before my chat seminar for . Great. Just great!

Students, I'm going to keep trying to connect but we may have to reschedule for Thursday.

Has the Book of Deer monastery been found? The 10th Century illuminated manuscript is noted for containing the earliest surviving Gaelic writing from Scotland. bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north

India: 3 ashtadhutra idols stolen from temple; मन्दिर से अष्टधातु की 3 मूर्तियाँ चोरी, मूर्तियों की कीमत लाखों रुपये akhandbharatnews.com/3-statues

Huh! So the first known written reference to meat between bread as a "Sandwich" is in a 1762 entry in Edward Gibbon's diary.

India: Durga Temple broken in, valuables stolen; 5 big and small silver umbrellas and three crowns from idols of deities thehitavada.com/Encyc/2018/1/6

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

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"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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