39028Re: Robin Netherton visits the Philadelphia area!
- Dec 1, 2003
> This is to ensure that she can actually publish her work/theoriesin an
> academic setting. If she allows recordings or publishes her workin a
> handout for the SCA audience, it will have a damaging effect onher ability
> to publish it and have it be a serious academic work.Drea doesn't seem to have had that problem, or she wouldn't have
been invited back to Kalamazoo, nor would she have been able to
publish her book. So I really don't see where giving your
information to the SCA or people in the SCA would damage your
credibility with the academic community that much. No, people who
go to Kalamazoo and are SCA don't shout it from the rooftops, but if
asked, they usually fess up and are generally admired as someone who
did all the research without academic backing and resourses.
Despina, I'm not sure if you realize that Robin is
> one of the session organizers for K'zoo and she activelyencourages and
> works with SCA folks to get their information out there to theacademic
> community at the Congress? Without Robin's work in this area, I'mnot sure
> how many of them would have been accorded the same opportunity bythe
> academic community.Yes, I do know what Robin does at Kalamzaoo (and yes, I do think
that having one's own session there is impressive) and I do think
that others would have been (and were) afforded the same opportunity
as Robin. She wasn't the first SCA person to attend Kalamazoo, I'd
bet. And I know that she isn't the only person at Kalamazoo pushing
for the inclusion of independant scholars, re-creationists, and re-
enactors work to be represented and considered there.
Like I said people, I don't have anything against her or her
research, just take it with the same pinch of salt you take
Marc, you didn't put anything in my mouth with your last post, I
agree with what you said.
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