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New e-Journal Highlights Balkan History and Archaeology - via Global Voices 2013-02-20 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

New e-Journal Highlights Balkan History and Archaeology - via Global Voices 2013-02-20 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

 

Haemus journal Vol.1 (2012)
http://haemus.mk

 

The inaugural issue of Haemus Journal, an academic e-journal devoted to the history and archaeology of the Balkan Peninsula, also covering a wide range of related interdisciplinary topics, was published recently. It follows the principles of Free and Open Access and publishes its content under a Creative Commons license.

Haemus Journal is a publication of ‘HAEMUS‘ – Center for Research and Promotion of Culture, based in Skopje, the Republic of Macedonia. The publishers hope that the serious and thorough approach, as well as the quality of the content, will cause interest in the academic community, thus helping to establish a longstanding, effective scholar co-operation.

 

// via http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/02/20/new-e-journal-highlights-balkan-history-and-archaeology

 

 

 

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De l'Arabie saoudite au Liban - LMD 03-2012 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

De l'Arabie saoudite au Liban - LMD 03-2012 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

original www-site: http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/2012/03/LACROIX/47500

 

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Il a longtemps été reproché aux chercheurs travaillant sur le Proche-Orient une posture exagérément empirique les condamnant à ne participer que de manière marginale aux grands débats académiques en sciences sociales. La tendance s’est néanmoins inversée ces dernières années, ce que devrait accélérer le « printemps arabe », en ramenant la région dans le giron de l’histoire universelle. Les ouvrages d’Amélie Le Renard sur l’Arabie saoudite (1) et de Bernard Rougier sur le Liban (2), par la solidité de leur cadre théorique, illustrent à merveille cette évolution. C’est d’autant plus remarquable que ni l’un ni l’autre ne sacrifient pour autant l’apport des enquêtes de terrain menées dans des conditions particulièrement difficiles.

 

Véritable travail d’anthropologie sociale, le livre de Le Renard montre comment s’est construit en Arabie saoudite un « modèle de féminité spécifique », dans un contexte où l’espace des possibles féminins est borné par deux discours a priori contradictoires, et qui pourtant cohabitent plutôt bien l’un avec l’autre : l’un conservateur et de ségrégation qui, s’il se pare des attributs de la « tradition », remonte en fait essentiellement aux années 1960 et 1970, quand le « réveil islamique » se conjugue au boom pétrolier ; l’autre, réformateur, apparu dans les années 1990-2000, qui encourage l’activité professionnelle et la participation à la société.

 

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ARL Releases Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries | wcl.american.edu/pijip - 2012-01-26 - offene Ablage: nothing to hide

ARL Releases Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries | wcl.american.edu/pijip - 2012-01-26 - offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

original URL - http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/blog-post/arl-releases-code-of-best-practices-in-fair-use-for-academic-and-research-libraries

 

 

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ARL Releases Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announces the release of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use developed by and for librarians who support academic inquiry and higher education. The Code was developed in partnership with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law at American University. Winston Tabb, Johns Hopkins University Dean of University Libraries and Museums and President of ARL, said, “This document is a testament to the collective wisdom of academic and research librarians, who have asserted careful and considered approaches to some very difficult situations that we all face every day.”

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Academic publishers have become the enemies of science | Dr Mike Taylor - Science - guardian.co.uk 2012-01-16 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

Academic publishers have become the enemies of science | Dr Mike Taylor - Science - guardian.co.uk 2012-01-16 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

original URL -- http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jan/16/academic-publishers-enemies-science/print

 

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This is the moment academic publishers gave up all pretence of being on the side of scientists. Their rhetoric has traditionally been of partnering with scientists, but the truth is that for some time now scientific publishers have been anti-science and anti-publication. The Research Works Act, introduced in the US Congress on 16 December, amounts to a declaration of war by the publishers.

 

The USA's main funding agency for health-related research is the National Institutes of Health, with a $30bn annual budget. The NIH has a public access policy that says taxpayer-funded research must be freely accessible online. This means that members of the public, having paid once to have the research done, don't have to pay for it again when they read it – a wholly reasonable policy, and one with enormous humanitarian implications because it means the results of medical research are made freely available around the world.

 

A similar policy is now being adopted in the UK. On page 76 of the policy document Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth the government states that it is "committed to ensuring that publicly funded research should be accessible free of charge". All of this is great for the progress of science, which has always been based on the free flow of ideas, the sharing of data, and standing on the shoulders of giants.

 

But what's good for science isn't necessarily good for science publishers, whose interests have drifted far out of alignment with ours. Under the old model, publishers become the owners of the papers they publish, holding the copyright and selling copies around the world – a useful service in pre-internet days. But now that it's a trivial undertaking to make a paper globally available, there is no reason why scientists need yield copyright to publishers.

 

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U B U W E B - Film & Video: Walter Benjamin - One Way Street: Fragments for Walter Benjamin (1993) | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

U B U W E B - Film & Video: Walter Benjamin - One Way Street: Fragments for Walter Benjamin (1993) | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

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original www site at Ubu.com:

- http://www.ubu.com/film/benjamin_fragments.html

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Duration: 58 min.
Directed by John Hughes

 

One way street explores the life and work of German Jewish critic and philosopher, Walter Benjamin, who died escaping the Gestapo in 1940. Although Benjamin's work is little known in this country, he is regarded in Europe as one of the most influential figures in 20th Century thought.

One way street provides clear and accessible introductions to some of the central ideas in Benjamin's writings. Expert commentary from a range of English scholars situate Benjamin's work in the context of their time and evoke a sense of the excitement that his work has generated. A heightened visual style, montage structure and strong musical treatments correspond in evocative and powerful ways with the concerns and the strategies of Benjamin himself.

 

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Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

- http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/benjamin/

 

The European Graduate School

- http://www.egs.edu/library/walter-benjamin/biography/

 

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German Fascination With Degrees Claims Latest Victim: Education Minister - NYT | offene Ablage: nothing to hide 2013-02-10

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In many countries, busy professionals with little interest in tenure-track positions at universities do not tend to bother writing dissertations. In Germany, academic titles provide an ego boost that lures even businesspeople to pursue them.


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- source URL.: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/world/europe/german-education-chief-quits-in-scandal-reflecting-fascination-with-titles.html?hp&_r=0

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Managerausbildung: "Die großen Business Schools sind lebendige Leichen" | SPIEGEL ONLINE - 2012-02-09 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

original URL -- http://www.spiegel.de/karriere/berufsleben/0,1518,813654,00.html

 

 

 

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KarriereSPIEGEL: Wie müsste so eine Reform aussehen?

 

Sattelberger: Es geht nicht nur um inhaltliche Reform in Forschung und Lehre, sondern auch beim Personal sowie in Führung und Steuerung einer Schule. Dazu gehört beispielsweise die Frage, ob Professoren zwar ausgezeichnete Fachleute sind, aber mit unmoralischen Handlungskonzepten hantieren, ob Fakultätsmitglieder wie streunende Katzen auf der Suche nach lukrativen Beratungsaufträgen sind. Die Finanzkrise hat ja aufgezeigt, welche inzestuösen Vernetzungen es zwischen Investmentbanken und Professoren führender US-Schulen gab, die auf der Gehaltsliste von Banken standen. Es geht auch darum, nach welchen Kriterien Professoren rekrutiert und befördert werden - spielen da Charakter und soziale Kompetenz auch eine Rolle, oder zählen nur die theoretischen Veröffentlichungen in erstklassigen Journalen? Gibt es einen Code of Conduct, einen Verhaltenskodex? Und hat die Schule einen funktionierenden Beirat? Oft sind Beiräte keine Kontrolleure, sondern werden nur als Geldbeschaffer und Aushängeschilder für die Schule instrumentalisiert. Institutionelle Reformen halte ich für wesentlich schwieriger und wichtiger als die inhaltlich-fachliche Reform.

 

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Will Free Benefit the Rich? How Free and Open Education Might Widen Digital Divides | video talk (~70 min) by Justin Reich at the Berkman Center | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

Will Free Benefit the Rich? How Free and Open Education Might Widen Digital Divides | video talk (~70 min) by Justin Reich at the Berkman Center |  offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

original URL at the Berkman Center - http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2012/01/reich

 

Tuesday, Janary 17, 2012

 

The explosion of open education content resources and freely available collaboration and media production platforms represents one of the most exciting emerging trends in education. These tools create unprecedented opportunities for teachers to design and personalize curriculum and to give students opportunities to collaborate, publish, and take responsibility for their own learning. Many education technology and open education advocates hope that the widespread availability of free resources and platforms will disproportionately benefit disadvantaged students, by making technology resources broadly available that were once only available to affluent students. It is possible, however, that affluent schools and students have a greater capacity to take up new innovations, even free ones, and so new tools and resources that appear in the ecology of education will widen rather than ameliorate digital divides. In this presentation, we will examine evidence for both the "tech as equalizer" and "tech as accelerator of digital divides" hypotheses, and we will examine technology innovations and interventions that specifically target learners with the most needs. A lively discussion will follow to consider how educators, technologists, and policymakers can address issues of educational digital inequalities in their work. [...]

 

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// oAnth: The first 30 min are mostly of interest

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Friedrich Kittler 1943 - 2011 | in memoriam - obituaries - Nachrufe | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

Friedrich Kittler 1943 - 2011 | in memoriam - obituaries - Nachrufe | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

(1) [...] Friedrich Adolf Kittler, literary scholar and media theorist, born 12 June 1943; died 18 October 2011[...]

 

 

(2) [...] Kittler did not just write histories of media and computing, but argued that we need to understand old media in order to understand contemporary digital culture. Critics have branded this approach "media archaeology" – digging through the ruins of past media cultures in order to grasp the new. But Kittler was also an active tinkerer of machines and code: program, his motto seemed to be, or otherwise you will be programmed by someone from Silicon Valley. [...]

 

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given quotes: Guardian.co.uk - read more via the linked compilation (in the title line of this entry) of articles (EN & DE)  in occasion of the late Friedrich Kittler at oAnth - soup.io.

 

 

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Les Intellectuels et l'Actualité, savoir se taire

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Les intellectuels sont de plus en plus souvent sollicités dans les médias pour parler de l'actualité. (...)
Un intellectuel digne de ce nom est une personne capable de rester silencieuse quand elle n’a rien à dire et de ne pas débattre lorsque les conditions du débat ou la question débattue ne lui semblent pas correctes.
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