On blogging and more…

Andy Davies, one of our lecturers, talked about the potential uses of blogs for academics over on his WordPress site last week.

Andy Davies's Blog

I can’t claim to be an expert here, but there’s been some fascinating blogging by geographers and others on the conflict in Gaza over the past few days.

Firstly, Derek Gregory posted a great analysis of the conflict yesterday, whilst Craig Jones has been posting regular updates on his War, Law & Space blog. The links in the articles lead to a treasure trove of ideas, and also show the relevance of geography to real world situations as they are unfolding.

They’re also evidence of the commitment of some academics to engage and discuss ideas outside the traditional boundaries of ‘the academy’. The seminar I attended yesterday on the violence of housing organised by the good people of Sociology here in Liverpool Uni (see my previous post here) was interesting as some of the residents who have had their lives ripped apart by the Housing Market Renewal Initiative…

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