Reflections at the Intersection of American History, Religion, Politics, and Academic Life
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Is There a Ban on Reading Papers Aloud at the AHA?
I don't think so. But several historians have taken to Twitter in an attempt to prevent presenters from reading their papers aloud. Great idea, but I would probably not go that far. Some presenters who can read a paper with passion, dynamism, eye-contact, and the proper inflection can be much better and more engaging than a presenter who stumbles through a presentation using notes or a Powerpoint.