This is the blog of a “wandering scholar,” an intellectual nomad, one with a Ph.D. in English who has been cut loose from the Ivory Tower and left to roam the wastelands outside of Academia. There is a kind of inertia that occurs after one departs from the Academy, such that practices like note-taking, book-buying, and brain-storming continue long after their actual practical necessity.  Cut loose from a community of scholars, the nomad wanders on, laboring away outside of any meaningful context, free from the restrictions of discipline.  Having “perished” in academic terms, the wandering scholar (“scholaris erratus” in Latin, for Latin lends the pretensions that an intellectual nomad longs for) stumbles about like the walking dead, seeking purpose, seeking an audience (i.e. students) who will listen to his ramblings and babblings.  What is left to him but the netizens of the blogosphere, those who have managed to escape time, those participating in this radical evolution of communications technology?


1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. greg giannis  |  17 January 2007 at 11:56 pm

    Is it possible to have a coy of the paper you presented,
    “Autocartography: Medieval Map-Making Practices and Imaging Virtual Places”.

    I am a research student looking at social cartography in an art context.

    Greg GIannis


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