Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sunbelt XXXIII, Part 2

This is the sequel of my review of this year’s Sunbelt conference, which took place in Hamburg last week and was really cool. The sessions I enjoyed most dealt with novel topics and had creative datasets at hand. They mapped … Continue reading

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Sunbelt XXXIII, Part 1

“The weather sucked, but the conference ruled.” That’s my first Sunbelt in a nutshell. For those of you who don’t know, Sunbelt is the biggest conference on Social Network Analysis (SNA). It’s organized by INSNA – the international network for … Continue reading

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Research and Passion

In my last blog post I compared today’s scientific culture with that in the past and drew some parallels between Darwin and Bourdieu: Both of them enjoyed liberties that are hard to imagine in today’s world of (institutionalized) science. These … Continue reading

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Darwin, Bourdieu and today’s scientific culture

Yesterday I read a very interesting and highly recommendable article by Mirko Bischofberger and Enrico Guarnera, entitled “How today’s scientific culture affects young scientists” (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bies.201000003/pdf). Bischofberger and Guarnera compare the way science worked in Darwin’s era with the way it … Continue reading

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