I have started the collection of blogs in Holland written by active researchers. I have tried just very briefly browse through and see if the blogger or bloggers has a scholarly background, but I have too look at them again. One more selection criteria is of course that the blogs are updated regularly. The list is growing in my delicious account:
My main plan during my stay in Holland is to identify Dutch researchers that are using a blog as a tool and I hope that they will let me interview them. My searching has started and looking into a new slice of the blogosphere I would be happy to get help! I found this directory which I have started browsing:
Not knowing so much Dutch is making a bit harder, but I’m getting by with the combination of knowledge in Swedish, German and English and the blogs that I have found interesting until now seem to use mostly English.
If you have any tips fo me where to find the Dutch Academic Blogosphere I would appreciate all help I can get It is interesting that I suddenly understand that my knowledge about the Swedish blogosphere is quite large, I know where to go, what tools there are etc. Here I have to lean on more general tools like Technorati and the mentioned blogcatalog above.
Last week my stay at VKS in Amsterdam started. I will be here as a guest doctoral student for four months which is great. Virtual Knowledge Studio is a research institute that “supports researchers in the humanities and social sciences in the Netherlands in the creation of new scholarly practices and in their reflection on e-research in relation to their fields.” And I can say that it seems to fit right on the spot on what I am trying to do in my dissertation.
Yesterday I presented my research project at the VKS research seminar and got a lot of valuable comments and questions. Today I will exhibit a poster at an event called CYSWIK Pre Valentines reception:
So I am getting right into the process of doing research in this new environment.