Slow Academia: Wonder, Wandering, Generosity & Presence in the University

This season of the Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Society (PaTHES) webinars explores slow academia. Typically defined in the negative – something other than frenetic, competitive, metricised, anxiety-promoting academia – its advocates are most visible in academic self-help such as Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber’s (2016) The slow professor, and its critics on social media including the Thesis Whisperer blog (Slow academia is for the privileged) and the Post-Pandemic University (Four reasons slow scholarship will not change academia).

The season will host several scholars who have engaged critically with the idea of slowness – as a topic or as a mode of doing academic work – to explore possibilities for inhabiting the university differently.

To read more about the dates and timings for the webinars, to read the abstracts for the webinars, and to sign up for the events, please access the following link to the event-site:

The series is free and open to all, so please encourage your colleagues, students, networks, and external partners to join in!

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