Hello ISAA members,
In response to requests from some members that we have an interactive element to our website we are activating the blog. This gives us the potential to develop an online community of scholars and should mean that members who are not near groups or chapters that have regular meetings, seminars and other activities will be able to interact with other members.
In terms of developing an online community of scholars a key challenge for us will be our diversity. I foresee a time when we will develop sub-communities of people from similar disciplinary or research backgrounds but let’s not try to run before we walk!
Keep in mind that the success of the blog depends on members actively using it. Also, keep in mind that most of our administration is done by volunteers and they are spread rather thin.ISAA promotes discussion of issues of interest to independent scholars – which means most issues – so please use our blog to discuss issues about which you have been pondering or about which you are passionate.