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.