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- Introducing world leaders in humanities scholarship to the Yale community
- Presenting innovative work in the field of digital scholarship
- Encouraging critical reflection and debate on emerging trends in humanities scholarship
- Exploring the implications of computing and communication technology for fundamental research and pedagogy in higher education
In the humanities and the social sciences, technology is radically transforming scholarly practice. In light of these developments, scholars are posing new questions as technology continues to alter the horizons of research, knowledge dissemination, public engagement and teaching in unanticipated and sometimes disruptive ways. This forum will examine how scholarship and its supporting institutions might face the upcoming opportunities and challenges of an open, digital and networked environment.
On Friday, 1 March, in the Lecture Hall of the Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University, three world leaders in digital scholarship will explore the implications of computing and communications technology for the humanities and social sciences. Together with members of the university community, they will inaugurate a conversation on the new directions for digital scholarship and the transformative, dynamic and innovative role Yale might assume in this rapidly changing scholarly landscape. Yale University Librarian Susan Gibbons will introduce the forum, and a number of innovative, digital scholarship projects from across the university will be featured.
Keynote Speakersinclude: Ray Siemens, Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing, University of Victoria; David Germano, Professor of Religious Studies and Director of SHANTI, University of Virginia; and Peter Leonard, Head of Humanities Research Computing, University of Chicago, and incoming Librarian for Digital Humanities Research at Yale.
Respondentsinclude: Michael Dula, Chief Technology Officer, Yale University Library; Ken Panko, Director of the Yale Center for Media and Instructional Innovation (CMI2), Yale University; and Laura Wexler, Professor of American Studies & Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Yale University.
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The forum is free and open to the public.