sometimes I think about how getting access to the articles I used in my latest master thesis would handily approach five month's rent

'tis, as they say, a slightly too onerous cost of doing business

Life hack that will unironically improve your productivity Show more

On ethics Show more

Reminiscing about my education Show more

I solved an email conversation by knocking on someone's door

where is my honorary doctor's title, I've earned it

The digital humanities
or, as we also call them
the humanities

Someone: one of the perils of free education is that you might very well end up like mastodon user sargoth

Me, in the background: it rules

Useful information for doctoral students Show more

A secret network of guerrilla translators, finding small but significant texts and releasing unofficial translations on the open web

When writing your guide to systematic literature reviews, make sure to include a subsection about how to infiltrate or gain access the social environments of active scientists in the field

Y'know, to be able to find out where the contemporary discussion is at, and what's going on at the moment

scary words to chill your bones Show more

life-long learning Show more

a practical use of april fool's day Show more

Emotional health in academia Show more

Managing disappointment and building realistic expectations Show more

study with potential to garner real-world insights Show more

the key to reading Friere is to pay as much attention to the oppression as to the pedagogy

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Scholar Social

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Federated microblogging for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform 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 in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"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 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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