Hacking the Ph.D. Degree

How is/should/could digital technology change the Ph.D. program in the humanities? Tanya Roth's great Hacking the Academy post on "Hacking the Dissertation" pushed me to think through how one might hack graduate training.  Roth has seen the light on the other side of ADB (all but dissertation) and she does a good job rethinking the … Continue reading Hacking the Ph.D. Degree


Why I Started this Blog

In short, Dan Cohen convinced me. I came across an article-post by Cohen while exploring Hacking the Academy titled "Professors Start Your Blogs"  that made me realize I wanted to be a part of what he was talking about. In the post, Cohen counters all the reasons most people, including myself have not started blogs.  I … Continue reading Why I Started this Blog

‘Juggernaut’ in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 1878

I gave the following paper at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion to the Religion and Popular Culture Group in November of 2008.  This is the first in a series of old conference papers I'm putting on this blog in order to open the up to a larger audience.  The full text … Continue reading ‘Juggernaut’ in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 1878