A group called “The Wild On Collective” have launched a manifesto on Theory and History. The signatories are Ethan Kleinberg, (Wesleyan) the editor of the journal History & Theory, Joan Wallach Scott, (IAS) a long time leader in theoretically nuanced historical study, and Gary Wilder (CUNY). Find it here, tagged and with the url theoryrevolt.com/ The Theses… Continue reading Theses on Theory & History
Well, it’s been busy. The last two months were rather interrupted. Interruption became the norm. But on the upside, those months have been productive, and so I have a whole bunch of material to blog in the next little while. That includes: Speaking at a round table on employment and the future of academia Observations… Continue reading A brief interruption to normal service
The blog for the Journal of the History of Ideas is running a forum responding to Jeffrey Andrew Barash’s recent book, Collective Memory and Historical Understanding. My own contribution will be appearing later today, with two already up. Michael Meng posted first, calling attention to the critical, democratic, role for history. Sophie Marcotte-Chénard then proposed –… Continue reading Forum: JHI Blog on Memory and History
I’ve just read, via Peter, of a short conference on Of Grammatology to be held June next year. I really should try to be there! There is a lot I could say about the ‘age of Grammatology’ as Derrida’s diagnosis of a deep shift in historical articulation. Grasping one’s time in thought, after all. But note… Continue reading The Age of Grammatology
Here is the blurb on my teaching for Semester 1 at Macquarie (Unit Guide). I’m teaching 19th C. German philosophy: The term ‘freedom’ is frequently used today, but what does the concept of freedom really mean? Is there more freedom in modern liberal societies than in other forms of society? If so, does this make… Continue reading Semester 1 Teaching: Freedom and Domination (PHL254)
As someone currently doing a grad cert in Higher Ed… And with a rapidly expiring contract – This is interesting reading! Nowhere Fast: Scaling Up Workforce Development in Education “The majority of university revenue across the sector derives from teaching, yet our approaches to staff education in learning and teaching are not keeping pace. We… Continue reading New options in teaching development
“It’s time to be a little more self-serving”. Words from a mentor.