The best academic blogs


Alexis Madrigal of the Atlantic is searching for blogs that publish scarcely (once per day) and are interesting in their own terms, even if they’re super niche. Comment on the article if you know a blog like this. 

Here is his selection:

  • Edible Geography: Nicola Twilley’s spatial investigations of food.
  • We Make Money Not Art: Regine DeBatty’s explorations of aesthetics (and science and technology).
  • Yoni Appelbaum: Brilliant, evocative historical investigations.
  • Mind Hacks: Vaughan Bell on the (mis)understanding of brains and psychology.
  • Wynken De Worde: Sarah Werner on books and early modern culture.
  • Robert Hooke’s London: Felicity Henderson’s catalog of Hooke’s experience of the city.
  • Infranet Lab Blog: Thoughts at the edge of infrastructure by a fascinating research collective.
  • 99 Percent Invisible: Not a blog and not created by an academic, Roman Mars’ radio show is nonetheless exactly the kind of thing I’m looking for.

I instantly subscribed to Brain Hacks.