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Business as Usual: A Response to Forbes and Mary Beard

Even the flurry of live tweeting from MLA 2013 has not been enough to distract the academic community from Susan Adams' recent article in Forbes.  In a largely tongue-in-cheek featurette with a veneer of statistical clout and some grand proclamations, Adams declared university professors to have 'The Least Stressful Job of 2013'.    The backlash … Continue reading Business as Usual: A Response to Forbes and Mary Beard

4 Tags That Make Sense of It All: Best Practice for Tagging Academic Notes

2013 is already looking like a busy year for me, not least because of an exciting move from the University of London to City University of Hong Kong.  That means new courses, new students, new administrative systems, and a lot of new projects.  Since I have set some time aside this week to take stock … Continue reading 4 Tags That Make Sense of It All: Best Practice for Tagging Academic Notes

Tighening Up Some Flabby Prose

With all of this semester's exam scripts marked and off my desk, I have finally begun to read the books that have been piling up in my Kindle over the past semester.  (On second thought, can eBooks 'pile up'?  Surely we need a new metaphor in the digital age.)  One that I have particularly enjoyed … Continue reading Tighening Up Some Flabby Prose

Winners of the Contest for Evernote Premium

Lots of people shared their interesting and unique systems for organizing research and writing data.  While many academics prefer to use paper-and-pen to organize their work, there are also many that are finding a hybrid digital and paper system to be a great way to keep everything where they want it.  You can see all … Continue reading Winners of the Contest for Evernote Premium

Making It New: Innovation in Arts & Humanities Research

“Research” in the early days—and by that I mean in the days of elementary school—was a straightforward affair.  Or it was until the revolution of the parenthetical citation marked a turning point in the yearly convention of the spring research paper.  In those early days, "research" also looked quite  different, in that it was largely … Continue reading Making It New: Innovation in Arts & Humanities Research

Location Numbers in Research?

Following a blog post last week on using Kindle in teaching, I asked: "do you think location numbers (rather than page numbers) are an adequate form of citation?" I received many responses... [View the story "Location Numbers in Research?" on Storify]     Have you entered to win 12 months of Evernote Premium?  Share your … Continue reading Location Numbers in Research?

Win One Year of Evernote Premium

I have been using Evernote since the early days of my PhD (see how I get Kindle notes into Evernote for my teaching), so I was thrilled when they invited me to be their Higher Education Ambassador. Starting today I will get to do lots of cool stuff with them--a bit of traveling, a bit … Continue reading Win One Year of Evernote Premium

Using Twitter for Curated Academic Content

The job of the humanities academic has always been to absorb large amounts of content, evaluate it, synthesize it, and portray the results in a way that will be relevant and engaging to an audience (whether that audience be students, peers, or the wider society).  In the information age, we have a vast array of … Continue reading Using Twitter for Curated Academic Content