wie gerne hätte ich bei der Blogparade mit einem begeisterten Beitrag meinen Senf dazu gegeben! Wie gerne hätte ich Euch geschrieben, wie das Bloggen meine Art zu forschen geändert hat, wie es die Last erträglich gemacht hat, ständig unter Leistungsdruck zu stehen, indem nicht auf die Summa gewartet werden musste, sondern jedes kleine Stück Denken für sich stehen durfte. Ich hätte Euch geschrieben, wie ich so zu neuen Kontakten und auf neue Ideen kommen konnte. Ich hätte Euch sogar geschrieben, dass meine Habilitation faktisch da ist, in der Summe meiner Blogbeiträge der letzten drei Jahre (um die 300 gibt es inzwischen, alle zusammengerechnet). Continue reading “Auf einer Skala von 1 bis 10, so naja (#wbhyp)”
I am teaching DH this term, which is quite exciting. Since it is a temporary job with no dedicated classes or modules constraining me into specific themes, I was creative when it came to suggesting topics. As it turns out, the four classes that I am giving and the way I am giving them is more special than I thought it was. They carry much more the imprint of my understanding of DH as a whole than I had realized at first. As long as I was in a traditional department of literary studies, I could afford one digital feature at a time – encoding/digital edition, blogging, zotero for bibliographies for instance -, but hardly mix them. Continue reading “Teaching teachings”
The contribution published yesterday by 2 of my B.A. students on this blog is a good opportunity to comment (again) on the fact that blogging is rather a science than a technique and, more accurately still, rather an art than a science. I gave a whole series of indications to the students on how to compose their text, but this did not suffice to help them turn said text into a real blog post. How does that come? Continue reading “Learning by blogging”
When I woke up yesterday morning, I found in my mailbox about six e-mails that I should have received the day before. It would in fact have been pretty important for me to be able to answer and give my position on this. But I did not receive the messages, the decision was taken without me being able to intervene. The person who sent the messages did not realize that they had not been delivered and supposed I wasn’t willing to answer or did not consider it important enough. The decision had to be taken quickly. That was it. Continue reading “Better sorry than safe? – Scholarly Communication and the Web”
Last Friday, I have organized a workshop on scholarly blogging at the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin (hashtag: #hypobln). It was a great occasion to enjoy having valued colleagues at a discussion table, to address a new, interested, mixed audience (younger and older participants, surprisingly more women than men), to learn about the differences between de.hypotheses and fr.hypotheses (there are some) and to collect tricks on how to make one’s blog look not only o.k., but really good. It is under that very title that Community Manager Sascha Foerster, who supervised the 4-hour afternoon training, published his report on the workshop.
Let it be said once and for all: a good-looking blog is not one with cute kitty pictures. Continue reading “Hello, good-looking!”