Abandoned Blog?

Is this blog abandoned?

No way!

Just taking a bit of a long break from it after a hectic end of the spring semester. Now that summer is in full swing, I'll be posting more regularly.

This week kicks off the return as I am in Amsterdam for the International Society for the Study of Argumentation conference! This conference happens every four years, and brings together the best scholars in the world to share their research on argumentation. It starts tonight with a formal opening and reception, and tomorrow the paper presentations start with keynote speeches at 9AM followed by sessions all day until 6. In the evenings there are various events from a boat tour to dinners to a session with some government officials. It looks to be an excellent time.

One of the things I'm tracking at this conference is research and papers that are directly about the practice of debating. I think they are virtually gone by now, and I'd like to support them as much as I can. I think that the time is right for a resurgence of scholarship on and about debating. I'll post a bit more as to why I think that in the coming weeks. But for now the morning is well underway and Amsterdam awaits. I also need to get a SIM card.