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: Hi folks, I'm Stefan, currently between jobs, because I left my position teaching philosophy at a Russian university. I work mainly on the history of early modern German philosophy and dabble in (digital humanities).

Starting to prepare a talk about the relation between DH and philosophy and thinking that I could just more or less repeat what I wrote on that topic 7 years ago. Kind of depressing. Of course, there are exceptions (@pence ;) ).

The journal which I am currently serving as Editor-in-Chief has its own Mastodon account now. Say hello to @hpla.

If you write on the history of philosophy, and you can identify with the journals mission and motto, feel free to submit your articles!

@FrueheNeuzeit @pence @emilyherring @msteenhagen @danvazh @philosophy

Just updated Loebolus to use 📕 & 📗 instead of list bullets:

On Monday, one of our visiting research scholars, Divya Kumar-Dumas, will be giving a public, online lecture entitled "If Ports Were Landscapes and Goods Were Beings: Stories from First-Millennium South Asia."

The lecture is free, but advance registration is required. More info:

"The term 'port' in early South Asia can refer to at least four types of locations: landing places and marketplaces in texts, findspots of artifacts from ..."

That last post encourages me to do a bit of : I direct a research center and academic program at Michigan State University. My official credentials say I'm a professor of English, but I'm currently writing about the present failures, and future demands, of academic .

It's so neat seeing all the activity around the LHC right now. I've been working for one of the upgrades for almost a year now and we are still years away from installing our detector upgrades.

I suppose in a way it's inspiring. It's nice to see so many people excited about beam luminosity and collision rates and fresh data around the corner.

From my station in the cleanroom it looks like a mountain of questions to climb before we can even dream of watching for muons.

A bit of from the Royal Greenhouses in Brussels, open a few weeks a year and, for the first time ever, at night

Salve, (formely ) people. One thing I really need to read because of engaging with lately is a history of the term "God" in . My students regulary ask what philosophers from the 5th c. BCE up to the 5th c. CE do *exactly* mean/imagine/describe when they use it. And it *is* pretty tricky to differentiate between the times and users, don't you think? Any recommendations on literature I should check out? Boosting appreciated.

Hello everyone ! I am a PhD candidate in philosophy. I just finished my dissertation about Bergson and biology and started working on ethology. I cure my academic anxieties by cuddling my border collie and running 20 kilometres a day with him. And sharing with other academics !

On Fridays my academic practice is with a 2-year-old.

My daughter and granddaughter lost the child care they had for the semester because of staffing issues, so us parents have been trying to stand in the breach. My wife stays with the 2-year-old on Tuesdays, and I stay with her on Fridays.

It's not without its stresses - breaking the expectation that I'm on campus five days a week has been a thing - but it's been an unexpected breath of fresh air.

Hi everyone!

My name is Sylvia. I'm a Belgian philosopher of science 🦉 🔬. I like thinking about infinitesimal probabilities & paradoxes.

I'm married to a computational physicist and we have a 9yo son. Our house is stocked with 📚 & 🍫. There lives a squirrel 🐿️ in our garden.

I enjoy , , and ✍️ , including a monthly science column (in Dutch) & occasionally 👾🤖 🌌 .

Moved here from

Hi. I'm an ecologist who works (mostly) on ants, I run a big field station in the Mojave Desert, I wrote The Chicago Guide to College Science Teaching, I have a blog called Small Pond Science about science in teaching-focused universities, I'm interested in community science and equitable and just practices in STEM. I’m here to discuss but not to argue.

By way of his pinned introduction post (, I've come across some packages by @rdmond, including:

"juliandata: Simple conversions between Julian Dates and Julian/Gregorian calendar dates, supporting ancient dates (BCE)":

plus packages for working with some ancient Athenian and Babylonian calendric and numeric systems

Try Mastodon they said... So, here I am, working on the period and historical , especially in the Baltic Sea region and the Holy Roman Empire, with a particular soft spot for Imperial Diets and constitutional history.

Is it possible to dig into the nuts and bolts of something? I begin to wonder…

I should follow my own advice and write a new :

Hello! I'm a philosopher and historian of evolutionary biology. I also work in the digital humanities, as well as some in ethics, especially ethics of biotechnology. I'm a 🇺🇸 emigrant and a 🇧🇪 immigrant. I've taught for a few years at the Université catholique de Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve (donc parfois des posts en FR médiocre aussi).

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