Speak up, not loud

My weeks of silence due to an inflammation of the vocal chords – and the newly published research on loudness in novels – led me to think about scholarly loudness. What makes you hear a researcher more than another? There are a few persons who manage to publish so often that it feels like you cannot escape their publications, and by that, their discourse. At the Gent Conference on Historical Network Research, a presentation also showed the omnipresence of a few professors at a wide range of conferences: being invited to every major conference is obviously also a way of not being overheard.

Then there are the digital ways of making yourself heard: twitter and blogs for instance. Continue reading “Speak up, not loud”

Report on the first Forum on Digital Archives and Cultural Memory (Nov. 10th, 2014)

A guest post by Emmanuelle Chaze

This first forum on Digital Archives and Cultural Memory coordinated[1] by the Institut Français and the French Embassy in Germany gathered together speakers from different backgrounds in an interdisciplinary and intercultural bid to understand the challenges encountered by institutions and individuals towards digital archives. Continue reading “Report on the first Forum on Digital Archives and Cultural Memory (Nov. 10th, 2014)”