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Presentation de.hypotheses in English

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Presentation de.hypotheses in English

  1. 1. Publication platform for academic blogsMareike König (DHIP) and Sascha Foerster (Max Weber Stiftung)Juni 2013
  2. 2. What is hypotheses.org?hypotheses.org is a non-commercial bloggingportal forthe humanities and social sciences.It enables researchers to provide real-time updates ofdeveloppements in their own research.The portal offers a high visibility for scholarly blogging.The Hypotheses team provides support and assistance toresearchers for the technical and the editorial aspects oftheir project.
  3. 3. hypotheses.orgEuropean Portalde.hypotheses.orgDeutschsprachiges Portal80 Blogsfr.hypotheses.orgFrenchspeaking Portal544 Blogses.hypotheses.orgSpanishspeaking Portal21 Blogsit.hypotheses.orgItalianspeaking Portal(under construction)en.hypotheses.orgEnglishspeaking Portal(under construction: 69Blogs)
  4. 4. French Partners:openedition – a French platform for electronic publicationFinanced by:• CNRS - Centre national de la recherche scientifique• Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales• Université de Provence Aix-Marseille• Université d‘AvignonGerman Partners:• Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris (Project Management)• Max Weber Stiftung (Community Manager)
  5. 5. Why a Blog-Portal?• Collect scientific blogs at a central point, makeit easier to access• Quality• Sustainable access• Create a tool of scientific information andcommunication for everybody
  6. 6. What is a Blog?„A blog (a contraction of the words web log)[1] is adiscussion or informational site published on the WorldWide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts")typically displayed in reverse chronological order (themost recent post appears first).”A majority are interactive, allowing visitors to leavecomments and even message each other (…) on theblogs, and it is this interactivity that distinguishes themfrom other static websites. In that sense, blogging can beseen as a form of social networking.** Definition Wikipedia
  7. 7. Scientific Blogs1. Personal Blogs of scientists2. Scientific blogs for a large public3. Research blogs for a scientific public= freedom concerning length, style, frequence ofpublication…
  8. 8. Why blog? 10 reasons1. Synergieeffect working on „your“ subject2. Blogging trains how to write3. Blogging trains how to structure your thoughts4. Blogging trains how to go through a publication process(publishing: let go)5. Blogging helps to build a network6. Blogging helps to build a digital identity and to get known7. Blog functions as an archive, like a digital file-card box for theauthor8. Blogging creates a digital information collection around specificsubjects9. Blogging is fun (because of the freedom of this genre)10. Blogging helps to move on because of the comments andreactions
  9. 9. The multitude of blogs• Blogs byresearchgroups
  10. 10. Collective blogs on specific subjects
  11. 11. Blogs around a PhD-Project
  12. 12. Blogs on specific subjects
  13. 13. Blogs accompanying a publication
  14. 14. Blogs on colloquiums and seminars
  15. 15. Blogs an sources and methods
  16. 16. Blogs by scientific institutes
  17. 17. Blogs by archives, libraries…
  18. 18. • Blogs as Scientific Newsletters• Photoblogs• Blogs around a debate• Archaeological blogs (field blogs)• …
  19. 19. What to blog?= Blogs as collection of materials / archive for a certain subject= Blog as a place to publish texts• Reference with link to books / exhibitions / events /seminars• Announcement of events / publications…• Links to interesting texts, pages… of „your“ subject• Articles on a your subject, on a source, a report of an event• Book critics• Interviews• Podcasts / Films of a lecture• Presentation of the members of a working group• Articles to test your theses, preparation of a journal article
  20. 20. Style of blogging• Keep it simple!• Write differently to a scientific article (I, enthusiasm)• Show authenticity• Blog regularly• Blog shorter posts but more often• Blog series and sequels• Use synonyms dictionarysTips from: Texte für das Wissenschaftsblog schreiben, wie? By SabineScherzMore:• Blog: Wissenswerkstatt von Marc Scheloske• Blog: Schreibwerkstatt von Huberta Weigl• Blog: Schreibnudel von Gitte Härter
  21. 21. Is my blog a success?• Personality and style• Frequence of publication• Ability to dialogue / communicationskills= Silent conversation (Marin Dacos)
  22. 22. Bloghaus Blog mit Tipps und technischen Hinweisen, Neuigkeitenrund um das Bloggen bei de.hypotheses
  23. 23. More Informationen(in German)Artikelreihe „Wissenschaftliches Bloggen in der Praxis“von Sabine Scherz im Redaktionsblog:• Gedanklicher Warm-Up: Aller Anfang ist schwer – auchbeim Bloggen• Warum sollte ich als Wissenschaftler/in bloggen?• Mein erster wissenschaftlicher Blogartikel – wasschreibe ich bloß?• Wie finde ich Themen für mein Wissenschaftsblog?• Texte für das Wissenschaftsblog schreiben, wie?http://redaktionsblog.hypotheses.org/
  24. 24. … and now we start to blog with Sascha…

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