Monday, January 30, 2023

Alex Joffe says goodbye to ANE Today

THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST TODAY: Hello I Must Be Going: The ANE Today Editor Says Goodbye.

Alex Joffe, the founding editor, reflects on his decade of editorship. With many good points. Excerpt:

So academics, sit down and write something aimed at your mother. Explain why what you do or what you’ve found is cool and exciting and new and important. Give the reader some of your enthusiasm, in words we can all understand. You owe it everyone and also to yourselves, as a matter of self-preservation and self-respect.

And dear reader, please keep reading ANE Today (which is sure to thrive under its new editor Jessica Nitschke) but up your demands from academics. ...

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