Satirical Statistics and Censuses

In my current research series, I noted the frequency with which Scottish editors provided apocryphal or otherwise satirical enumerations of the population. The following domestic example appeared in the Glasgow Advertiser on 19 August 1793: The following calculation has been made of the state of the Married Couples in England.—It is to be hoped it is not […]

Windholz’s ‘An Emigrant and a Gentleman: Imperial Masculinity, British Magazines, and the Colony that Got Away’

Abstract: Focuses on the emigration of young men from Great Britain to the United States during the 19th century. Description of British masculinity in the 19th century; Implications of the emigration; Information on several literatures interpreting and viewing the emigration. [From EBSCO] Review: Windolz examination of the nature of British Imperial masculinity in the context of large-scale migration […]

Why Open Access Makes Sense, and its Detractors Don’t

It has now been several months since Networked Researcher hosted its wonderful Open Access Unconference, and several weeks since the untimely death of Open Access Reformer Aaron Schwartz. Although my initial feelings about open access were very strong, I felt it proper to wait, and to reflect critically, before weighing in on the OA debate. When I first entered […]