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FYI: 'Tree' of Academics Launches: Academia.edu


Author: Richard Price

Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable

FYI Body: HI ALL,

I'M A FELLOW AT ALL SOULS COLLEGE OXFORD, WHERE I RECENTLY FINISHED MY PHD
ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF PERCEPTION.

I'VE JUST LAUNCHED A WEBSITE, WWW.ACADEMIA.EDU, WHICH DOES TWO THINGS:

- IT DISPLAYS ACADEMICS AROUND THE WORLD IN A 'TREE' FORMAT, ACCORDING TO
WHAT UNIVERSITY/DEPARTMENT THEY ARE AFFILIATED WITH.
- IT ENABLES RESEARCHERS TO KEEP TRACK OF THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THEIR
FIELD, PEOPLE AND PAPERS.

MY HOPE FOR THE SITE IS THAT IT WILL LIST EVERY ACADEMIC - FACULTY MEMBERS,
POST-DOCS, AND GRADUATE STUDENTS - IN THE WORLD.

IT'S GAINING SOME TRACTION - NOAM CHOMSKY IS ON THERE
(HTTP://MIT.ACADEMIA.EDU/NOAMCHOMSKY) AND ALSO SOME OTHER PROFESSORS ARE
SUCH AS RICHARD DAWKINS (HTTP://OXFORD.ACADEMIA.EDU/RICHARDDAWKINS) AND
STEPHEN HAWKING (HTTP://CAMBRIDGE.ACADEMIA.EDU/STEPHENHAWKING).

I'M TRYING TO SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT WWW.ACADEMIA.EDU, SO, IF YOU HAVE A
MINUTE, PLEASE VISIT THE SITE, AND ADD YOURSELF TO YOUR DEPARTMENT ON THE
TREE. IF YOUR DEPARTMENT/UNIVERSITY IS NOT THERE, YOU CAN ADD IT/THEM BY
CLICKING ON THE ARROWS COMING OUT OF THE DEPARTMENT/UNIVERSITY BOXES.

AND DO SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES IF YOU CAN.

MANY THANKS,

RICHARD

DR. RICHARD PRICE,
PRIZE FELLOW,
ALL SOULS COLLEGE,
OXFORD,
OX1 4AL
RICHARD.PRICE@ALL-SOULS.OX.AC.UK

HTTP://OXFORD.ACADEMIA.EDU/RICHARDPRICE