Academic talks and their interruptions/non-interruptions

A post and a pointer to another by Brad DeLong — two must-reads, which discuss the various norms, etiquettes and practices across disciplines and places!

2 Responses to “Academic talks and their interruptions/non-interruptions”

  1. gaddeswarup Says:

    one letter seems to be missing in the first link.
    I have seen some thing worse in some Indian institutions. If there is more than one big shot attending a lecture, they cross talk, indicate to others that they know the subject and also better than the other local big shots.

  2. Guru Says:

    Dear Swarup,

    I fixed the link; thanks.

    And, yes; I have seen some very strange behaviour too — people who address the question to the speaker while turned to the audience and smiling at them, not allowing the speaker to answer but pile them up with questions the moment they start answering, and so on.

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