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Did not expect this intriguing and highly questionable part of Soviet nuclear history to show up in the federal Deepwater Horizon disaster report

higher ed mishandling racism Show more

Can anyone recommend geospatial humanities workshops or conferences happening in Fall 2019?

Experiencing a fellow journal guest editor in my extremely niche field going AWOL after multiple emails from the managing editor is one of the weirder experiences I've had so far in higher ed.

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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

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. doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2018.03.

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

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Scholar Social

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, 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 @socrates@scholar.social 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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