I don't understand why anyone should object to blogs, or see them purely as a stepping-stone towards career advancement. Given the generally shocking state of academic writing these days - one only has to be a referee or an editor of a journal to understand this - a blog might offer an opportunity for anyone to try communicating their ideas in coherent form.
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Hi there -
Yes! As you see, there are several of us on this thread who have a home at Penn State Harrisburg. PSU has the resources to host student blogs and one element of a first-year graduate experience is to become familiar with the world of blogging. Dr. Simon Bronner requires the student to establish their own in his Theory and Method course and many of us continue or expand upon the sites throughout our graduate years. As an authority on digital culture, Dr. Anthony Buccitelli also encourages this type of writing.
Thanks to those who have posted their blogs and found me elsewhere to share your blogs. I'll get a list together.
I'd like to suggest a blog by my colleague at Penn State Harrisburg, Megan McGee Yinger: The Lady Americanist http://sites.psu.edu/megmcgeeamst/
Thank you for putting together a list!
Your query gave me reason to do some brainstorming. Four items came to mind.
1) I've been listening to Bernard Cornwell's most recent "Sharpe" novel, taking place in 1820-21. In it, the military uses a long-distance communications device that emits clacks as it posts messages. These sounds are the background of scenes of the story, adding to the book's veracity. Such developments in military communications will be an important part of your study.
I'm new to the field and I need help with some references.
I'm doing research about the changing telecommunication (telegraph, postage, etc) and transportation history from colonial to post-revolutionary history (particularly 19th century).
Could someone refer me to articles and books?
I would be grateful
B. Rahimi UC San Diego
In Texas it appears to be defined in the so-called "Regents Rules," specifically "Rule 31001: Faculty Appointments and Titles." This, in turn, refers to Texas Education Code Section 51.943 which does, in fact, discriminate between tenured and non-tenured faculty but contains no defining or authorizing language.
Christopher L. Miller
University of Texas--Pan American
Here is a link describing tenure according to Washington State Legislature: http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=28B.50.851
Nicholas D. Krebs
Doctoral Student in American Studies
Graduate Instructor - Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies
Washington State University