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Humanist Archives: March 8, 2020, 8:19 a.m. Humanist 33.658 - events: open scholarship cfp

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 658.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: 2020-03-06 21:00:19+00:00
        From: Alyssa Arbuckle 
        Subject: Call for Proposals: Open Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

Call for Proposals: Open Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 

4 May 2020//| #OpenHUMS

Institute for Advanced Studies, University College London


Proposals due: March 27th 2020 

Humanists are increasingly looking to open, digital methods as an
integral part of their scholarship's dissemination and engagement.
Rooted in digital humanities, open source software, the OA movement, new
media, book history, and many other areas, open digital scholarship is
celebrated for its potential to strengthen academic and academic-aligned
collaboration among many communities, both within and beyond those that
are a part of the conventional university system and traditional
publication methods. As Martin Paul Eve writes:

Indeed, if [humanities] disciplines are historically situated within the
tradition of liberal humanism, in which the humanities help to create an
informed and critical populace, then should not the amplification of
scholarship go beyond those circles? Could such a broader base [...]
help to cement the public reputation of the academic humanities? (/Open
Access and the Humanities [2014])

Kathleen Fitzpatrick echoes: "If we hope to engage the public with our
work, we need to ensure that it is open in the broadest possible sense"
(Generous Thinking [2019]).These sentiments are given life via
practices such as crowdsourcing, which, as Mia Ridge notes, act "as a
form of engagement with the collections and research of memory
institutions and "[benefit]both audiences and institutions"
(/Crowdsourcing Our Cultural Heritage [2014]).

Open Digital Scholarship in the Humanities draws together those who are
involved in the creation, dissemination, management, and archiving of
open digital scholarship. We are pleased to announce that Martin Paul
Eve (Birkbeck College, University of London) and Mia Ridge (British
Library)are featured speakers for the event, and that Claire Warwick
(Durham University) will act as respondent. This action-oriented event
is geared toward leaders and learners from all fields and arenas,
including academic and non-academic researchers, graduate students and
postdoctoral fellows, librarians and archivists, publishers, members of
scholarly and professional associations and consortia, open source
practitioners and developers, industry liaisons, community groups, and
other stakeholders.

We invite proposals for short presentations, talks, and relevant project
demonstrations to the end of raising awareness, provoking conversation,
and mobilising collaboration in and around open digital scholarship.
Proposals should contain a title, an abstract (of approximately 250
words, plus list of works cited), and the names and affiliations, of
presenters. Please send proposals on or before March 27th 2020 via\x{92}

Broader areas to consider may include the following:/How can open
digital scholarship in the humanities be transformative and
world-leading? Should it be? Building out from this question, specific
areas of focus for Open Digital Scholarship in the Humanities include
community building, collaboration, and mobilization, as well as shared
initiatives, activities, and partnership in regard to digital scholarly
production, social knowledge creation, (open) access, and knowledge
dissemination. This event asks,”What are the best examples of current
open digital scholarship projects and practices in the United Kingdom,
and beyond? How do we connect with various publics over open, digital
scholarship? How do we build productive feedback loops?” There will be a
thematic emphasis on modes and methods, including in academic publishing
practices, infrastructure, and research data management. Moreover, we
encourage discussion on how open digital scholarship differs
field-to-field and across community and geographic boundaries, as well
as how it can be leveraged internationally and where the stumbling
blocks are for doing so.

Open Digital Scholarship in the Humanities is supported by Loughborough
University and the Leverhulme Trust, the University College London
Centre for Digital Humanities, the University of London School of
Advanced Study, and the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE)
Partnership. This gathering is related to previous partnered events with
the INKE Partnership in Canada and the Canadian-Australian Partnership
for Open Scholarship (CAPOS) in Australia. Open Digital Scholarship in
the Humanities is organized by Ray Siemens (University of Victoria),
Alyssa Arbuckle (University of Victoria), Lise Jaillant (Loughborough
University), Simon Mahony (University College London), and Jane Winters
(School of Advanced Study).

Please consider joining us in London for what is sure to be a dynamic

Alyssa Arbuckle (PhD Candidate)
Associate Director
Electronic Textual Cultures Lab | University of Victoria


| @arbuckle_alyssa

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