Scholarly associations

Ithaka S+R announces data, group on academic conferences

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Ithaka S+R releases study on the annual conference in the pandemic era and announces new cohort to plan for meetings of the future.

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John Eastman and his institute withdraw from meeting

John Eastman, legal architect of “Stop the Steal,” and Claremont Institute pull out of political science meeting after their panels were moved online. The group threatens legal action, but many political scientists say Eastman has no place among them.

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The future of the academic conference

Pitched the Delta curveball, some scholarly associations turn to online meetings again while others still plan to meet face-to-face in the coming weeks. The groups are rethinking what annual meetings will look like after the pandemic, with implications for equity and accessibility.

 
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Women in economics get interrupted, study shows

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Women in economics get asked significantly more questions than men when presenting -- mostly by men. Researchers say this is part of deeper gender issues within the field.

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Political science association apologizes for 'both sides' statement

Political science association apologizes for its "both sides" statement on the Capitol mobbing.

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Scholars of religion and biblical literature object to having conference badges coded and scanned

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Scholars of religion and biblical literature object to idea of having their conference badges checked and scanned, citing concerns about policing, profiling and their precariously positioned colleagues.

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Archaeology group faces backlash over how it handled known harasser's attendance at meeting

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Society for American Archaeology faces major backlash over how it handled a known harasser's attendance at its annual meeting.

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A year later the Trump administration's travel restrictions -- opposed by many in higher ed -- are having an impact

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Visa data suggest decreases in the number of individuals from countries affected by the travel ban coming to the U.S. as students or for short-term business travel, a category that includes travel related to academic conferences.

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Anthropology group rejects resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions

Members of the American Anthropological Association narrowly vote down a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions.

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Academic, library and technology groups criticize new Elsevier sharing and hosting policy

A coalition of academic, library and technology associations criticizes Elsevier's new sharing and hosting policy, saying it undermines open-access initiatives.

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