Why the network?
Clearly academic biographers from different disciplines, freelance biographers, and theorists of biography can and do meet – but too often their engagement with each other is haphazard. A research network can consolidate fragile lines of communication across disciplines, between practitioners and theorists, and between scholars and non-academic writers.
How easy to join in?
That was incredibly simple to do. I went to ‘comment’, which prompted me to register. Before too long I was in the WordPress interface (which I’m used to using/is incredibly straightforward anyway), and had posted short entry re: my artist biographies (always great to be able to share the knowledge that has been collated more widely).