The weblog has come a long way since the primordial days of the Internet. Eventually truncated to just “blog,” this digital medium, though at times divisive depending on its particular readership, has proven ever engaging. Originally the everyman’s springboard to instant authorship, scholarly blogs are now part of academic discussion, maintaining a generally personable tone and allowing scholars to interact with audiences in a new way.
This AHA 2015 roundtable panel will examine blogs and blogging in the discipline of history. The panelists will explore how historians address different audiences through blogs, how blogs build networks of scholars, and are changing the forms of scholarly communication and interaction. The panel considers whether and how blogging constitutes scholarship, as well as the changing definitions of scholarly work in the digital age.
AHA Session 99
Association for Computers and the Humanities 1
Blogging and the Future of Scholarship
Saturday, January 3, 2015: 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Gramercy Suite A (New York Hilton, Second Floor)
Chair: Clay Risen, New York Times
Rewiring the Historian’s Craft
Sara Georgini, Boston University
On Writing in Public
Michelle Moravec, Rosemont College
The Immanent Frame, Secularism Studies, and Interstitial Spaces
Jonathan VanAntwerpen, The Henry Luce Foundation
Comment: Clay Risen, New York Times
Blogs regularly read by AHA staff:
Brain Pickings by Maria Popova
The Chronicle of Higher Education: ProfHacker
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Tenured Radical
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Wired Campus
Historiann by Ann Little
Leaping Robot by Patrick McCray
Not Even Past by University of Texas at Austin
Play the Past
Russian History Blog
Trickster Prince by Matt Houlbrook
Are we missing any noteworthy blogs? Let us know in the comments!