Note: This is the first offering in what we hope will be an ongoing series of blog posts from the elected officers of H-Net.

Writing in 2004, Jonathan Spence wondered whether he might be the last AHA President to have experienced a once-ubiquitous artifact, the schoolroom inkwell. With his characteristic subtlety of evocation and economy of style, Spence invoked this memory to reflect on the changes in scholarly practice he had witnessed over his career.

Those of us trained in the 1980s and 1990s have lived through a transformation at least as momentous as the disappearance of inkwells: the

From the Web

Yelena Kalinsky Blog Post
Kelly J. Baker, “Teaching As Liberation,” ChronicleVitae, on the enduring legacy of bell hooks’ Teaching to Transgress - 
Rachel Toor, “Scholars Talk Writing: Laura Kipnis,” The Chronicle of Higher Ed - interview with Laura Kipnis about academic writing
Joe Karaganis and David McClure, “What a Million Syllabuses Can Teach Us,” The New York Times, on a DH project data mining syllabi readings for a new publishing metric
Corey Robin, “How Intellectuals Create a Public,” The Chronicle of Higher Education on public intellectuals

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