Blogs

HASTAC’s mission is shaped by the active participation and interests of our members. Whether authoring one of your own blog entries, commenting on someone else’s, or just lurking and learning, blogs are one of the primary ways to interact with, strengthen, and fully engage the HASTAC network. Below you will find recent blog entries, as well as some curated entries selected by HASTAC staff. You can also easily track the latest comments and see what blog posts are generating the most discussion. Via the buttons in the sidebar, you will also find HASTAC’s own Cathy Davidson’s “Cat in the Stack” blog, as well as “Where are the Now” the official blog of the Digital Media and Learning Competition winners.

HASTAC’s mission is shaped by the active participation and interests of our members. Whether authoring one of your own blog entries, commenting on someone else’s, or just lurking and learning, blogs are one of the primary ways to interact with, strengthen, and fully engage the HASTAC network. Below you will find recent blog entries, as well as some curated entries selected by HASTAC staff. You can also easily track the latest comments and see what blog posts are generating the most discussion. Via the buttons in the sidebar, you will also find HASTAC’s own Cathy Davidson’s “Cat in the Stack” blog, as well as “Where are the Now” the official blog of the Digital Media and Learning Competition winners.

I’m new to this blogging thing. Why do you want to hear from me?
Diversity is the lifeblood of HASTAC. The HASTAC membership comprises people from all walks of life and backgrounds with disparate areas of interest and specialization--from junior and senior scholars in the academy, to public intellectuals and citizen journalists in the community, to students and educators, to gamers and IT specialists, to artists. Everyone brings their own different knowledge and perspectives to an issue or discussion. From these differences can come synergy and innovation. This “collaboration by difference” is HASTAC’s guiding method, but it requires your unique voice. Join the conversation.


What should I write about?
A blog can be a quickly jotted sentence or a long, carefully constructed argument or anything in between. Share some interesting news that might have crossed your inbox; discuss what you are currently working on; highlight recent developments in your field; provide or solicit feedback or give advice to others; or simply share your opinion on issues big and small.


What are those icons under the member pictures?
Member badges are a quick, visual tool that give information about members and their relationship to the larger HASTAC community. The golden haystack icon indicates a member of the HASTAC staff; the DML icon indicates a Digital Media and Learning Competition winner; the orange and grey colored bars icon indicates how active the user is--the more orange bars you have the more content you have posted; the graduation cap icon indicates a HASTAC Scholar.

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By Marco Bastos on Mar 5th, 2014
Last December we compared the geographic distribution of HASTAC user base and commenters and confirmed that language was a major factor governing the geographic distribution of users, with commenters based mostly in English speaking locations and areas where English is...
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By Marco Bastos on Feb 28th, 2014
In the last month I have been working with Cornelius Puschmann from the Humboldt-University of Berlin on drawing comparisons between the scholarly networks HASTAC and Hypotheses. We analysed the dissemination of scientific knowledge, the relative occurrence of digital...
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By Hilary Culbertson on Feb 25th, 2014
Many HASTAC network members are headed to DML 2014 in Boston next week. If you’ll be there, don’t miss their sessions! I’ve listed the ones I know about below, in chronological order. If you don’t see your presentation on this list, please add it to the comments and I’ll...
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By Colin Greenstreet on Feb 20th, 2014
The MarineLives academic/public history hybrid project has had a presence within HASTAC since late January 2014.It has been a fantastic learning experience to see such an active community (and communities) of interest, supported by decent technology.Our leadership and...

Recent Posts

ScholarRegular contributor
By Megan Farnel on Apr 20th, 2014
Okay, so even though I’m so close to the end of my month of daily blogging, I nearly didn’t get anything written today. For some reason, all the...
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By Harlan Kellaway on Apr 19th, 2014
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The wonderful  Jack Gieseking and Jessa Lingel put together the inaugural Queer Internet Studies Conference (QIS2014) for April 4th,...
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By Megan Farnel on Apr 19th, 2014
Okay, I have a confession. I’m still really upset that Television Without Pity got shut down. And it’s a possibility that this entire post may be my...
ScholarRegular contributor
By Megan Farnel on Apr 17th, 2014
So, I'm pretty sure the only thing that got me to finish a draft of this section ahead of even my own schedule was the jealousy I felt about watching...

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By Lorna Gonzalez on Apr 17th, 2014
Hi Tracy!Sorry this took so long! I have revised my original post to include some of the information from our post-project write-up. I hope that it...
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By Lorna Gonzalez on Apr 17th, 2014
The high school students worked in groups of three or four for this assignment, while the credential candidates completed individual projects. It was...
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By Jon Beasley-Murray on Apr 14th, 2014
Fiona has suggested I post a link here to something I published on my blog earlier this morning: http://posthegemony.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/...
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By Fiona Barnett on Apr 12th, 2014
Anne Balsamo and Alex Juhasz have written a beautiful tribute to Adrianne on FemTechNet. She was key to their feminist wikistorming project and...