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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Conference Announcement: Public Spheres, Blogospheres

Posted by Scott Eric Kaufman on 09/30/08 at 09:25 AM

Presented by HumaniTech and the UCI Humanities Center on Friday, 24 October 2008 in 135 HIB.  The whole day looks fascinating, but this panel should be a thing of great and terrible profundity:

(10:45) Blogging and the Academy

Eszter Hargittai, Crooked Timber
Tedra Osell, Bitch Ph.D.
Scott Kaufman, Acephalous/The Valve

Moderator: Catherine Lui, UC Irvine

Before you ask: Tedra and I are indeed a package deal.  (I considered getting the band back together and asking Bérubé and Holbo to join us, but Singapore’s far away and Bérubé’s not a blogger anymore.) My edgier side would’ve been listed, but Eric and Ari’s didn’t consider margins when they christened this place.

The other panels:

(9:15) Public Spheres, Reason and Rationality in the 18th Century

Sean Greenberg, UC Irvine
John Smith, UC Irvine

Moderator: Ann Van Sant, UC Irvine

(2:00) The Transnational Public: China and Iran

Kenneth Pomeranz, The China Beat
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, The China Beat
Elham Gheytanchi, Huffington Post

Moderator: Alison Brysk, UC Irvine

(3:45) Election 2008

Ezra Klein, The American Prospect
Kevin Roderick, LA Observed
John Wiener, UC Irvine

Moderator: Amy Wilentz, Huffington Post

(5:15) Wrap-up, Round Table, & Reception


Comments

Of related interest, though lower on the scale of anticipated profundity:

CFP for “LitCrit 2.0: Academic Blogging and Other New Forms of Scholarly Publication".

By Rohan Maitzen on 09/30/08 at 10:28 AM | Permanent link to this comment

Oh man—when I finish my PhD, am I going to have to list my primary affiliation as my blog until I get a steady job?

By Adam Kotsko on 09/30/08 at 02:13 PM | Permanent link to this comment

Rohan, feel free to repost that CFP here.  In fact, if you don’t, I will. 

Adam, the conference organizers decided to do that.  Technically, I’m still with UCI as an instructor, so they could have put that.

By Scott Eric Kaufman on 09/30/08 at 04:02 PM | Permanent link to this comment

feel free to repost that CFP here

Good point, Scott--I don’t know why I didn’t do that right away, it seems so obvious. I’ll post it here very soon.

By Rohan Maitzen on 09/30/08 at 05:33 PM | Permanent link to this comment

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