Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 314. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2019-01-08 12:34:12+00:00 From: Stuart Dunn
Subject: RE: [Humanist] 32.309: thoughts on Wikipedia? This is an interesting question. In my own work, both teaching and research, I find Wikipedia to be a useful backup tool for checking facts and scoping background - at least on subjects which are not controversial. But of course, the strictures of our professional and institutional environments compel us to tell students to eschew "non-peer reviewed sources", of which Wikipedia is the most obvious example, in any and all circumstances. I would much prefer to see students taught how to use Wikipedia critically and sensibly, and to recognise and understand its intellectual limits, rather than ignoring it altogether. I.e. don't cite it in support of a discursive argument for sure, don't employ it where there is controversy, and wherever possible corroborate what you find there. But that don't pretend it doesn't exist, and that it can't have other uses. The question is how do we acknowledge those uses, outside the frameworks of traditional bibliographic citation. Stuart ------------------------------------------ Dr. Stuart Dunn Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities Deputy Head of Department Room S 3.19 | Department of Digital Humanities King's College London Strand London, WC2R 2LS Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2709 Web: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/ddh/people/academic/dunn/index.aspx Blog: http://www.stuartdunn.wordpress.com/about -----Original Message----- From: Humanist Sent: 08 January 2019 08:48 To: email@example.com Subject: [Humanist] 32.309: thoughts on Wikipedia? Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 309. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2019-01-07 21:13:47+00:00 From: Ken Friedman Subject: What are your thoughts on Wikipedia? Dear Colleagues, This is a group with useful and well developed thoughts on all matters digital. I’m curious for opinions on a specific topics. What are your thoughts on Wikipedia? I’d welcome opinions from members of the Humanist list with reasons for those views. Thanks, Ken Ken Friedman, Ph.D., D.Sc. (hc), FDRS | Editor-in-Chief | 设计 She Ji. The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation | Published by Tongji University in Cooperation with Elsevier | URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/she-ji-the- journal-of-design-economics-and-innovation/ Chair Professor of Design Innovation Studies | College of Design and Innovation | Tongji University | Shanghai, China ||| Email | email@example.com | Academia http://swinburne.academia.edu/KenFriedman | D&I http://tjdi.tongji.edu.cn _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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