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Off to Maynooth and Dublin – talks on Terrain, publishing and Foucault

It’s a little difficult to treat today as just another day, after the events in London yesterday, but I’m just about to head to Ireland for a couple of events. This evening at 4pm I’ll be giving a talk entitled “Terrain: … Continue reading

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Marcelo Hoffman, In the Shadow of Dictatorship: Foucault in Brazil

Marcelo Hoffman, In the Shadow of Dictatorship: Foucault in Brazil at the Theory, Culture & Society website. Review of Heliana de Barros Conde Rodrigues, Ensaios sobre Michel Foucault no Brasil: Presença, efeitos, ressonâncias  (Lamparina 2016), 176 pages Michel Foucault visited … Continue reading

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Lorraine Daston ed. Science in the Archives – new from University of Chicago Press

Lorraine Daston ed. Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures – new from University of Chicago Press. Archives bring to mind rooms filled with old papers and dusty artifacts. But for scientists, the detritus of the past can be a treasure … Continue reading

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Why I prioritise writing books over articles, even in an era of research assessment

There is a widespread perception that the UK higher education system emphasises quantity over quality in terms of publications, and that there is a constant need to write and submit journal articles. Yet in a six or seven-year research cycle, … Continue reading

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Research hacks #7: Read everything, but not in the same way – Christopher Watkin

If one thing is non-negotiable about academic research in the arts and humanities, it is that there will be a lot of reading. In fact, there will almost certainly be too much reading, so you’d better have a strategy to … Continue reading

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Foucault in Ireland, March 24th, Dublin

Friday March 24th, ‘Foucault in Ireland‘ conference at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin. This one-day symposium reviews the engagement of Irish Studies with the work of Michel Foucault. It begins with a roundtable on the recent work of Stuart … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Roman Tragedies by Toneelgroep Amsterdam at the Barbican

Yesterday I attended one of the best theatrical experiences of my life – Shakespeare’s Roman Tragedies at the Barbican by Toneelgroep Amsterdam, directed by Ivo van Hove. In the last couple of weeks I’d already seen the first two instalments of … Continue reading

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Impact of Social Sciences – Google Scholar is a serious alternative to Web of Science

Impact of Social Sciences – ‘Google Scholar is a serious alternative to Web of Science’ An interesting piece, challenging some of assumptions about Google Scholar (some of which doubts I share). Of course, deciding which of the alternative ways to … Continue reading

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Raul Pacheco-Vega’s research resources

I’ve linked to Raul Pacheco-Vega’s research and writing technique posts several times. He had now got a page which collects these – grouped into categories. I have blogged a lot about a broad variety of different topics. Many people ask me if … Continue reading

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The geography of AibBnB listings

Originally posted on 53 degrees:
I have been working for a while now with the data produced by the InsideAirBnB project. I teach students how to map and analyse these kinds of datasets when they are learning to use geographic information…

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