eContact, an electronic music journal, has put out a new issue that is all about analog(ue) and modular synthesizers. The articles are pretty interesting looking - I just got the note, and haven't gone through them all yet - and I'm glad to see that modular systems are starting to get some academic notice.
So far, my favorite is an article by Andrew Duff called "Synths and Social Capital", which covers the social aspects of owning, trading and talking about synthesizers. Very interesting stuff, and very much aligns with my experiences.
Great stuff! Let's hope other institutions start taking modulars seriously!