[SIGCIS-Members] Historians and journalists

Lee Vinsel lee.vinsel at gmail.com
Sun Oct 12 13:58:17 PDT 2014


Please see the email from Thomas Haigh copied below which was titled "Reminder:
Things you post to this list are archived and public"and sent out on
October 8th. You can also see old emails in the SIGCIS archives here:


Lee Vinsel

Dear SIGCIS members,

SIGCIS recently received a request from Prof. Janet Browne at Harvard to
take down from our “blog” two recent “posts” alleging plagiarism. She feels
that they are no longer needed as the situation is “now resolved,” with no
evidence found of plagiarism in either case as everything was done in
accordance with the genre norms of “highbrow journalism.” I have explained
to her that this is an unmoderated listserv, not an edited blog, and that
SIGCIS has no editorial role. We have never had such a request before, and
the SIGCIS EC is currently exploring its policy implications.

However I do want to give you a reminder that everything posted to
members at sigcis.org goes immediately and without moderation to more than 350
people around the world, and that all messages are permanently archived and
open to the public. This is in contrast to a blog, or a threaded discussion
board where posts can be edited and deleted. So before you “reply all” just
take a second to think about what you are doing and who might read it.
After you click “send” it’s going to be up there on the interweb forever.

You will also notice additional text pointing out that opinions expressed
are not those of SIGCIS appearing at the bottom of each new message.

Best wishes,


On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 4:41 PM, Browne, Janet <jbrowne at fas.harvard.edu>

>  Responding to Sharon Traweek's post yesterday may I ask from where she
> gets the phrase 'highbrow journalism" that is not mentioned in my post of
> Saturday 10th.  Sincerely, Janet Browne
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Program on Science and Technology Studies
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Stevens Institute of Technology
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