Academic publishing

Nowadays, academic publishing has become a multi-billion industry. Not knowledge as such, but profits are key in this industry. This commodification of knowledge production can be seen as a treath to academic culture. 

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Academic guidelines, generalization and inequality

Column
Marissa Bakx
12/11/2018
5 minutes to read

Day in day out, we as scholars use academic guidelines like the APA referencing style. This form of standardization is broadly accepted by the academic world. But did you ever think about the system of standardization itself? 

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Challenging the politics of knowledge, continued

Column
Jan Blommaert
24/11/2018
9 minutes to read

Jan Blommaert: 'In the discussion on the politics of knowledge, the political-economic dimension is absent. Academics can do more and better things in attempts to redress existing racial and gender inequalities.'

Conferences, course readers and citations. Challenging the Politics of Knowledge

Column
Ana Deumert
28/06/2018
4 minutes to read

In this column, Ana Deumert reflects on the politics of knowledge that shape research and teaching. She argues that in order to realize sociolinguistics as a truly international and inclusive discipline, we need to change our citation practices. 

This is too hard: Why I cannot write a decent essay

Article
Madelief Tresonie
20/12/2017
5 minutes to read

A look inside a student's brain when she tries her best writing an essay, in which all relatable struggles are discussed in a humourous manner. 

Diggit Magazine wins Teaching Innovation Award 2017: Interview with Ico Maly

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The Editors
29/09/2017
2 minutes to read

Yesterday, during the Education Bazaar at Tilburg University, Ico Maly received the annual award for Best Teaching Innovation for his work on Diggit. We caught an overjoyed Maly and were able to ask him some questions.

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The end of Academia.edu: how business takes over, again

Column
Ico Maly
22/02/2018
3 minutes to read

Academia.edu used to be a refreshing and very useful platform for academics and students all over the world. That has ended with academia.edu introducing  the ‘paid search’, says Ico Maly (Tilburg University).