Monday, January 28, 2008

Blogging Archaeology and the Archaeology of Blogging

Archaeology Magazine

William R. Caraher decided to start a blog about his archaeology project in Cyprus. Never having run or visited a blog before, he set out to find out more about it. This entertaining article, in four parts, is his review of the whole subject of blogging in academic archaeology. Part 3 is also a great way of finding out about new archaeology blogs - I found several, of which I had never heard of before, that were of considerable interest to me. Here's an extract from his conclusion:

This uneven character of blogs is what distinguishes them from more formal academic writing, but is also what makes them such a compelling medium. Most academics, after all, drift between the mundane world of daily life and the obscure concerns of their research and writing. The idiosyncratic and uneven cadence of academic blogging perhaps brings out these juxtaposed facets of their lives better than anywhere else.

See the above page for the full story.

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