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Valuing under-valued scholarly societies

A month ago, I was elected President of the European Society for Environmental History. I am really excited about taking on the challenge of leading a young and dynamic scholarly organisation that has scholars whose expertise in environmental issues are…

Research language / Forskningsspråk

As a researcher with one foot in humanities and another in natural sciences, I’ve noticed a real difference in the language used for publishing research. In the Department of Ecology & Environmental Science, all scientific research publications are in English….

Out in the field

Summertime in the Landscape Ecology group where I work is field season. For weeks on end, the PhD students and post-docs stomp through the woods and wade in the streams to collect ecological data. They swat off the mosquitos as…

Working together

Publishing in both the natural sciences and history has revealed to me that the two publishing cultures have some fundamental differences. One of the things I did not touch on in my previous discussion of publishing differences, but want to…

Publication truths

Publication is the bread and better of scholarship. Funders, university administration, department chairs, and fellow scholars expect—and even demand—that academics publish their findings in respectable, acceptable scholarly forms. What I’ve figured out being a historian in an ecology department is…

Two kinds of interdisciplinarity

  Interdisciplinary. Of or pertaining to two or more disciplines or branches of learning; contributing to or benefiting from two or more disciplines. (Oxford English Dictionary)  In academia today we hear all the time about interdisciplinarity. Funding sources want interdisciplinary teams;…