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Electronic Literature Collection, Vol. 2

from Transliteracy Research Group by Christine Wilks


The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2, recently launched on the web, is an anthology of works by an international group of authors “that pushes through the boundaries of literary forms, creating new kinds of experiences for interacting readers.” Published by the Electronic Literature Organisation, and edited by Laura Borràs, Talan Memmott, Rita Raley, and Brian Kim Stefans, Volume 2 picks up where the first volume, ELC1, left off.


World’s academic ‘brain drain’ becomes Turkey’s ‘brain rain’

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
The more than 1,300 foreign academics at Turkish universities have been drawn to the country by increased opportunities in Turkey, and fewer ones at home.


the rhetoric of digital humanities

from digital digs by Alex Reid

Clearly there is a great deal of interest (and consternation) over the “what is DH?” question. Personally I’ve heard from a number of folks both here and on twitter over the last 24 hours. Even though, as Stephen Ramsay was pointing out in a comment on my last post, this is a longstanding question, it is one that seems to be increasingly pointed, perhaps because, as others have noted, there are more and more folks interested in the term. The DH11 conference that initiated my last post is really just one, even reasonably minor, example of the issue.


No ?free university? is left

by Emre Aköz
First Boğaziçi University and then Istanbul Bilgi University became targets of neo-nationalist/nationalist attacks in 2005 due to a conference on the Armenian issue.


Anger Over New Rankings

Education deans from top research universities challenge methodology embraced by U.S. News and say that the “implied coercion” to participate raises questions of journalistic ethics. more


Executive Summary of the 2nd Changing Turkey workshop: Methodological Approaches to Turkish Studies

from Changing Turkey in a Changing World by Changing Turkey

The second Changing Turkey workshop on the methodological approaches to Turkish studies was held at Royal Holloway Central London Base on 26th January 2011 from 12 to 5.30pm with the financial support from Royal Holloway College-Faculty Initiative Fund. The workshop included Dr. Markus Ketola (LSE), Sezin Dereci (University of Bremen), Ali Onur Ozcelik (University of Sheffield), K. Kaan Renda (King?s College), and Rahime Suleymanoglu (University of Nottingham) as speakers, Mehmet Uğur Ekinci (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), Baris Gulmez (Royal Holloway, University of London), and Didem Buhari (Royal Holloway, University of London) as discussants as well as Dr. Oliver Heath (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Paula Sandrine (University of Westminster) as chairs and discussants. The workshop involved two panels, the first looking at the Europeanization of Turkish civil society and the second focusing on the Europeanization of Turkish foreign policy.


Reconciling with Rankings

In wake of much-criticized ratings of doctoral programs, National Research Council convenes college officials to discuss how to move ahead.more


Greek faculty members move to Turkey

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Radikal
As Greece is being crushed under the economic crisis, strikes and unemployment, faculty members have begun to flock to Turkey.


Erasmus, 9/11, social networks mark unnamed eighties generation

from cafebabel.com by Gemma Turner

We’re more used to typing on a computer keyboard than to putting pen to paper. It’s hard to define our generation – generation google, generation Y,  the lost generation… Young people between 20 and 35 have always been connected to a whole world which has little in common to that of their parents. Analysts and victims of this incertitude present the key facts needed to understand this unknown generation

A way forward for the Humanities?, Chris Parton

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Chris Parton
The Coalition?s plans for higher education rest upon an anachronistic view of learning, which separates the ‘practical’ sciences from the humanities, viewed as a financial drain with no earthly use. Chris Parton looks to emerging interdisciplinary and conscilient fields for a way forward.

The Coalition?s plans for higher education rest upon a fractured and anachronistic view of learning. The humanities are seen to be severed irreconcilably from their more practical scientific cousins with the former dressed as a kind of educational benefit cheat ? a financial drain of seemingly no earthly use. Chris Parton looks to emerging interdisciplinary and conscilient fields for a way forward.


Why use blogs in university teaching: A Socratic dialogue

from Ideas on Europe by blog

Guest post by Anamaria Dutceac Segesten

When I first told my undergraduate students that we will have a blog connected to the one of their first semester courses, they looked at me with incredulity. A blog? Why, a blog can have nothing to do with academia, right? Well, wrong, was my reply.


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