After informal conversations with several of you about having a collective blog, I created this blog for current and former members of the History and Sociology of Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania to exchange ideas with one another whether they are in residence in Philadelphia or not. (Having just finished my degree and moved away, I have a special incentive to set up such a blog!) Of course, other people are also welcome to view the site and participate in its discussions. If you would like to be able to post new items to the blog, send me an e-mail so I can add you to the list.
As will presumably be obvious to current and recent members, this blog is called "Logan Lounge" because the Department is located in Logan Hall on the Penn campus. The 3rd floor lounge is an area where so many of our conversations take place, and this blog is meant to be an extension of the physical space into cyberspace. I chose the basic site design template that seemed to me to best resemble the furniture in the lounge. If anyone wants to change it, let me know.
What is appropriate for posting on the blog? It is really up to you, but some possibilities include recommendations of recent articles or books that might be interesting to colleagues in the Department, discussions on particular themes of interest to you, upcoming conferences, requests for secondary literature on a given topic, favorite lunch truck/food cart debates, new recipes, etc. See you in the Logan Lounge!