Posts Tagged ‘academic blogging’

February 4th, 2016

New blog on religion in the public sphere

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In late January, a new blog on the role of religion in the public sphere was launched: Religion: Going Public.

March 5th, 2014

Are academics cloistered?

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Recently, The New York Times published an article by Nicholas Kristof that lamented how academics, cloistered like medieval monks, have retreated from the public policy arena. Kristof cites a few institutional reasons for this phenomenon, including the decline in humanities funding, but also critiques academics for marginalizing themselves. The column has, unsurprisingly, triggered a debate among academics, policy-makers, and journalists about the merits of Kristof’s arguments, as well as potential causes and solutions.

May 8th, 2013

Digital publishing and the academic study of religion

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Over at The Huffington Post, Norris J. Chumley writes on the growing influence of online forums and journals in the academic world of religion.

March 21st, 2011

Our Values

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Our Values is a new blog published by the Michigan Institute for Social Research and featuring the writing of sociologist Wayne Baker. Its purpose is “to show that civil discussion is possible about the values and ethics that shape our lives—even when stark conflicts arise over core issues.” Each week, Baker discusses a different theme in-depth, with a special emphasis placed on reader feedback.

February 25th, 2011

States of Devotion, a brand new blog

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The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at NYU has recently launched States of Devotion, a trilingual blog serving as “an interactive forum for news, analysis and opinion-making about religion and politics in the Americas.”

November 17th, 2010

New blog on religion and modernity

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Contending Modernities, a research initiative of the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, has launched a new blog, featuring essays by Margot BadranDaniel Madigan, S.J., Vincent Rogeau, and Scott Appleby, as well as video and information on the project’s upcoming launch events in New York City.

September 29th, 2010

Lessons learned from academic blogging

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At Religion in American History, Edward J. Blum reflects on how blogging may influence a junior scholar’s career, for better or for worse, and raises several important questions that we have also been puzzling about here at The Immanent Frame. In his piece, he draws on his own experiences as well as anecdotal evidence, and lays out his reservations about the academic blogging enterprise.