World philosophy day Show more

kink Show more

A comprehensive list of titles given to academics who are specifically not tenured or gradually approaching tenure

Hot take Show more

Take: the dominance that professionally recorded music has gained in the last 100 years has lead to a major winnowing of folk music (i.e. music intended to be performed by anyone, as part of daily life), and that's a significant cultural and social loss.

I suspect the key to secure employment is to suddenly discover a brand new ancient prophecy

if libraries and public transit can do so much good even starved as they are of funding by the ruling class imagine how much more powerful and good they could be

A gender-neutral pronoun with which to greet your colleagues Show more

Don't forget to leave a skateboard out for Tony Hawkes tonight

It's the Fifth of November

Hmm. I don't want to be specific in this sentence, but the word "things" is too generic. What do?
Aha, I've got it!
*replaces "things" with "entities"*
Sentence solved

Reasons why citations appear in papers Show more

This is a general reminder that you can ask your local and/or favorite university library to buy in books

It is good praxis to be polite and constructive in your criticism, and every effort should be made to give solid feedback whenever possible. However, if you ever need to utterly devastate someone's academic efforts, remember that you always have the option to refer to them as "total headbangers"

Hail Eris!: A Qualitative Study of Computer Mediated Communication Using the Discord App

Become the discursive anomaly you want to see in the world

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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.

"A Mastodon profile 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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