ROUNDTABLE SEARCH: Scholarship Blogging: What? How? Why???

full name / name of organization: 
Kirin Makker/hobart william smith colleges
contact email: 
makker@hws.edu

ROUNDTABLE Participants SEARCH: Scholarship Blogging: What? How? Why???

SACRPH, The Society for American City and Regional Planning History
National Conference, Toronto, Ontario
October 3-6, 2013

I’m interested in putting together a roundtable panel of three or four blogging academics/indep researchers/planning practioners. Although many scholars blog about teaching and personal interests, I would like to bring together bloggers who predominantly use their blog as a platform for thinking about their research projects. I envision a bit of demo (each person has their blog available to look at or we go through them quickly) and then we have a discussion centered on these questions:
-Why even do this?
-What sorts of research projects can be blogged about successfully?

I’m also hoping to bring someone in who can offer suggestions/links to information along these lines:
-Navigating the world of wordpress, blogger, widgets and whatnot.
-Tips for blogging about your research if you’d like to start (Blog etiquette, length of posts, use of images, etc.)

If you are interested in participating in the roundtable, please email me a short (250 words or so) description of your blog, the blog address, and a two-page cv by Monday, February 11th. Kirin Makker: makker@hws.edu

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Kirin J. Makker, Assistant Professor of Architecture
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY 14456
BLOG: http://mythsofmainstreet.wordpress.com

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