We like to make our home inviting, especially over the holidays. One of the places we begin, and perhaps you do as well, is your front doorway. We scrub the entrance and the light outside our door, rake away accumulated leaves, sweep all the cobwebs our industrious spiders weave, clean the storm door windows, and hang out a wreath. Sometimes, people use occasions like this as an opportunity to upgrade the door, perhaps to something more elegant.
Here at the Emerging Scholars Network, we’ve just updated our doorway! We hope the new look of our website makes it feel more inviting, and easier to access. Inside, you will find the same content and features that brings you to our page. All of our archives (2000+ articles!) are here, but we hope you find the new site easier to navigate, whether on a computer or your phone. Also, as we’re part of InterVarsity, we wanted our website to better reflect that relationship.
We would be thrilled if you like our new site enough to share it with other prospective Emerging Scholars. Please share articles you enjoy with academically aspiring undergrads, graduate students you know, and faculty. And encourage them to join ESN so that they can get our monthly mailings which will have news about ESN Conversations, and other new things we are working on.
We also wanted an attractive site for those who might consider writing for us. This post offers writing and submission guidelines, but we are not merely looking for submissions related to prayer. Two of the big areas we are interested in are narratives of what faithful presence has looked like in your academic setting and narratives of how you have integrated your faith and academic discipline. We want to feature more content from a Christian perspective in the humanities, social sciences, the arts, and engineering and technology to supplement the strong content we have on science and faith. ESN is for scholars in all disciplines!
We will continue to make improvements on the site in the coming months to make it even more usable. We’d love to hear your feedback, either as a comment here at the site, or through our contact form.
A special thanks to Nate Smith, who developed this new look for us and works with us on all of our communications, and Hannah Eagleson, who continues to curate all our content.
About the author:
Bob Trube is Associate Director of Faculty Ministry and Director of the Emerging Scholars Network. He blogs on books regularly at bobonbooks.com. He resides in Columbus, Ohio, with Marilyn and enjoys reading, gardening, choral singing, and plein air painting.