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Brian Leiter’s blog recently hosted some interesting conversations on the ethics of live-blogging academic talks. I’ve done that a few times, but always tried to get the live-blogged speaker’s permission, if not in advance then immediately afterward, and always offering to take the notes down if the speaker preferred that. (No one has requested that from me yet.) […]

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Prize announcement

Announcing a competition: Which scholars should be on the list of “Top humanists of the last century” but are not? The person who names the greatest number of such names by the end of the day (12 midnight) EST next Sunday – using the methodology specified there (a simple Google Scholar search) — will win a copy […]

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A theme that’s been coming up in my conversations recently (including when visiting UC Davis) is the question of the “humanities canon”: i.e., who are the theorists whose views have been most influential in shaping the humanities disciplines, especially over the last century or so? And more specifically, is there anything approximating an “environmental humanities canon,” and who are […]

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The Rachel Carson Center’s Minding the Gap: Working Across Disciplines in Environmental Studies has come out (in PDF and MOBI formats). It includes pieces by Gregg Mitman, Rob Nixon, SueEllen Campbell, John Meyer, Basarab Nicolescu, and others. My piece, “The Discipline of Interdisciplines” (pp. 11-13), is intended as something of a collective statement from my generation […]

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