I have gotten 3 desk rejections in a row for an article that I think is one of the best things I've ever written. This is the first time I'm trying to introduce some core aspects of my discipline into other journals, and this experience has been incredibly demoralizing. Any words of advice from other interdisciplinary folks?
This weatherlore as a form of folklore is such an incredible sounding CFP! Can't wait to read more about it http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2019/09/17/wait-five-minutes-weatherlore-in-the-twenty-first-century-edited-collection
Radical Open Access Collective: folks looks like they're up to interesting stuff: http://radicaloa.disruptivemedia.org.uk/philosophy/
i think there is a cogent argument to make that aside from institutions specifically created to serve populations traditionally excluded from higher ed (like HBCUs or work colleges like Berea), the US private higher ed landscape specifically drains off money and enrollment that could be used to stabilize public higher ed.
After spending several days at a mostly academic library conference in Canada where the college and university landscape has far fewer private players, it's fascinating to read this. You treat education like a commodity and not a public good, and you end up with only market-influenced answers https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20191006-A-Crisis-in-Enrollment?cid=wsinglestory_hp_1a
Utterly thrilled to see my work on archives & climate change so respectfully and wonderfully profiled (in VICE of all places!) https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/j5yg3g/climate-change-could-erase-human-history-these-archivists-are-trying-to-save-it
Happy Birthday to Ursula Franklin, who is shockingly underappreciated but whose work is eternally relevant and prophetic. Start with "Every Tool Shapes The Task" and work your way up to her 1989 Massey lectures https://lazarapress.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Every-Tool-Shapes-the-Task-Communities-and-the-Info-Highway.pdf.pdf
Like, I understand that the transition from feudalism to enclosing the commons is a large part of it. But what am I missing is why some capitalist economies' legal systems seem to be so deferential to private business interests while other capitalist economies seem to adhere more towards ideas of public protection.
Campus housing inequality
This is a fascinating article about the growth of privatized student housing around large US universities (I've noticed this at mine) but the wildest part is the developer unironically stating "commodify all the commons" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-08-13/if-the-tuition-doesn-t-get-you-the-cost-of-student-housing-will
Wrote a little overview about how I review tons of PDFs in one go as part of my research on recordkeeping and environmental regulation https://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/liblog/2019/08/a-needle-in-a-pdf-haystack/
GIS and politicians
Can't say I was expecting ESRI to publish a book by Martin O'Malley about GIS and government data but this is also the least-weird-but-still-weird thing about 2019 https://esripress.esri.com/display/index.cfm?fuseaction=display&websiteID=372&moduleID=0
Trying a similar request again: can anyone recommend a good #OpenAccess journal that covers environmental justice?
Archivist from Cincinnati. I work on the intersections of archives, climate change, recordkeeping, and environmental policy.
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