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Radical Academic

I'm an Academic. A Radical Academic.

Me Loud.

Too often I’m happy to be put in a box…[EDUCATOR] or [LIBRARIAN] or [THAT MUSEUM PERSON].

I’m tired of that box – it’s tame and timid and My profession does not call for quiet…I am loud.

National Center for Civil & Human Rights, Atlanta Georgia USA

Listen as I speak, be loud back if you can – because someday, someday you will want to be heard, and trust me – you will want to recognize the sound of your own voice when you finally pipe up and speak.

Yes, “Welcome to my blog” – Let’s get started, we have work to do!


Recent Writings

Where Are All the Radical Academics?

Radical. When did we forget the meaning of the word? Merriam Webster’s third entry for the definition of radical: a :  very different from the usual or traditional :  extreme b :  favoring extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions c :  associated with political views, practices, and policies of extreme change   For years, we associated academia...

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Inclusion – An Attempt at Definition

Inclusion: What is it? At long last, Inclusion is gaining popularity in mainstream American museology. But is Inclusion the latest party word? Will it be tossed about the field in the same manner as words such as “Multiculturalism,” and “Diversity?” My deepest hope is that Inclusion will not become the latest vogue word to add...

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About Me

I am a Museum Informaticist: my focus is on the point of convergence for museums, information, people, and technology. Knowing that societies need museums for creating and sustaining cultural memory, I strive to help communities co-create heritage collections with museums. I recently accepted a position as lecturer for Johns Hopkins University Museum Studies Program in which I teach two core courses: Museums in a Global Perspective and the History & Philosophy of Museums. I hold a PhD in Information Science, a Masters of Library and Information Science and a Bachelors of Fine Arts. I bring an extensive background in cultural heritage informatics, LIS education, and information technology to focus on cultural institutions that are embedded in communities reconciling civil conflict. My motto is to “save the world: one object, one exhibit, one museum, one community, one nation at a time.” I can be reached via Twitter: @lauraedythe, website: www.lauraedythe.com, or by email lauraedythecoleman@gmail.com


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