CW: Confederate history, policing, false equivalence Show more

I am reviewing a book in my field that I have significant theoretical disagreements with. Can anyone point me to a book review in their field that demonstrates how to articulate one's disagreements well without devolving into just disciplinary smack talking?

Realized I only have 15 days left in the office for 2018, new goal is to reach inbox < 100

I just found out my institution has access to the full-text OUP Very Short Introductions series and my life will never be the same again

Letter of Community Concern developed for the DPLA Board is now available for all to sign. Thanks to everyone who came together to write the letter! Please boost, sign and share:

I am geography-adjacent but I haven't been to a geography-focused conference since AAG as an undergrad. Can any geographers recommend critical/radical/feminist geography conferences worth attending? Or is most of this work happening at AAG?

TFW you are editing a journal issue for the first time and Reviewer 1 is like THIS IS THE BEST! and Reviewer 2 is like THIS IS THE WORST! and I'm over here feeling like King Solomon

Academics, tell me about methods you have used to make faculty meetings productive, especially with contentious issues. I have a lot of well-honed facilitation skills from activist work that I am thinking of modifying for faculty meetings (like a modified version of taking stack).

Is a thing? Anyone I know in the GLAM sector interested in being an Accountability buddy with me?

When writing a recommendation letter that references specific articles authored by that person, is it copacetic to footnote the letter, or is it preferable to do an inline reference?

Birbsite but long detailed thread on one researcher's method with archives. Reference to vision limitations and accessibility.

(Excited is always a weird adjective to use in conjunction with climate change research, I know)

super super excited that our research on mapping the exposure of American archives to climate change has now been assigned to an issue.

The dumbest thing that happens right before you submit a revised manuscript Show more

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2018 May Journal club Show more

I love this essay about running for office as an alt-ac, because I low-key have thought about doing this if I don't get tenure

This is a delightful browser-based writing goal tool if you just need to sit down and grind out a few hundred words

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance 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, 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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