Friday, 12 February 2010

KCL and Jan Palmowski

A new report over at Leiter Reports provides further details concerning the leaked document about restructuring at King's College London. The author of the document in question has been revealed here to be no other than Professor Jan Palmowski, head of the school of humanities whose academic work has concentrated primarily on questions of identity, especially in German history. Palmowski's management methods are detailed in the posting over at Leiter Reports and seem a model for ensuring division, resentment and anger. 

Earlier this week Radio 4's Today programme featured a discussion on one of the results of Palmowski's report, namely, that the only existing United Kingdom Chair in Palaeography be axed and can still be listened to here. The defender of the chair is from the British Museum whilst the one apparently happy to defend this vandalism is from the Institute of Directors!

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