"Still today, we humanists shudder at incompleteness, protecting our ideas from the public, polishing…"

“Still today, we humanists shudder at incompleteness, protecting our ideas from the public, polishing them toward perfection in the private confines of the library or the book lined study. We prefer the silence of these spaces, nurturing our ideas until everything is said just right. Only then are we prepared, reluctantly, to reveal them to the world.”

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Wonders & Marvels – A Community for Curious Minds who love History, its Odd Stories, and Good Reads

An attempt to suggest how humanities scholarship can be more public and collaborative.

(via cplong)
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