This is a blog post I’ve had sitting around in some form for a few years; I wanted to post it today because: 1) It’s about peer review, and it’s peer review week! I just read this nice piece by Ken Wissoker in its defense. 2) There’s a conference on argumentation in Digital History this weekend at George Mason which I couldn’t attend for family reasons but wanted to resonate with at a distance. It’s still sketchy in places, but I’m putting it up as a provocation to think (and to tell me) more about the history of peer review, and how fundamentally malleable scholarly norms are, rather than as a completed historical essay in its own right.
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