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Posted in Housekeeping by postacademic on May 2, 2010
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At the end of one week and the beginning of another, we catch our collective breaths on the blog and gather up links to some of the posts that have either cycled off the home page or might have been lost in the shuffle.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and thanks for reading!

* We covered some things grad students do over the summer–part-time jobs–instead of what they should be doing–studying for qualifying exams or working on their dissertations.  Caroline brainstormed for ideas here and here, while Arnold focused on his experiences teaching test prep to help you maximize your hourly rate and minimize the amount of work you take home with you.

* Caroline examined what academics can learn from marketers and what hamster worlders can learn from university administrators.

* Arnold found out who were 2007’s most cited scholars, who might also happen to be winners/losers in the “Bad Writing Contest”.

Making a list: The most cited scholars in the humanities, 2007

"Foucault Party" by Primitivojumento (licensed by Creative Commons)

Over at the Chronicle‘s Brainstorm blog, gadfly professor and, somehow, one-time Post Academic commenter Mark Bauerlein has posted a list of the “Most cited authors of books in the humanities in 2007”, compiled by a dauntingly named Thomson Reuters’ ISI Web of Science.  Here’s a link to the list, originally posted at the Times Higher Education Supplement last year, charting which scholars were mentioned over 500 times in the journals compiled by Thomson Reuters.  Only in the humanities would a list of citations from 2007 released in 2009 make news in 2010, but I digress.  Hey, it’s worth reposting and discussing if only because we get to use the Wikimedia Commons picture of a “Foucault Party” (with Freud and Bourdieu too) above.

So who won?  Check below the jump, though the photo gives you a big hint…

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