To my fellow Rutgers University alumni: There is this idea of the archives as a place of origin, a place that takes you back to the beginning. It is a place you can go to find the records of our past that tell us about our collective history. For me, my own beginning is my […]
While reading Golumbia, the main thing that caught my interest was his cynicism towards the idea of the democratizing ability of computation. On page four, he says, “…computationalism often serves the ends of entrenched power despite being framed in terms of distributed power and democratic participation.” This immediately made me think of Fandom Studies. For […]
I don’t know if anyone has been following the drama surrounding the release of Ben Urwand’s book, “The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler,” but if you like a good academic “scandal,” then you’ll want to read about this. A good place to start is David Denby’s follow-up review of Urwand’s book, in which he severely […]
Archivaria is the semi-annual Journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists. While there is some research from Canadian archivists, this journal features plenty of work from scholars in other countries as well. As a journal representing a nation with two official languages, some of the issues feature articles written in French, but the majority of […]
I thought this article, which just came out today, was pretty relevant to the readings and an example (an extreme one? I don’t know) of the ongoing struggles of those not on the tenure-track in the Ivory Tower. Death of an Adjunct Thoughts?