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New Directions for Digital Scholarship: The Spring Chapter

Friday March 1, 8:45 am–5:00 pm
Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall

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 March 1, 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 new directions for digital scholarship and the transformative 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 digital scholarship projects from across the university will be featured.

Keynote Speakers include: David Germano, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of SHANTI, University of Virginia; Ray Siemens, Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing, University of Victoria; Claire Warwick, Professor of Digital Humanities, University College London.

Respondents include: Michael Dula, Chief Technology Officer, Yale University Library; Ken Panko, Manager of Digital Humanities and Instructional Technology, Yale University; Laura Wexler, Professor of American Studies & Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Yale University.

The forum is free and open to the public but registration is required. Even if you registered for the Fall Chapter (which was cancelled on account of Hurricane Sandy) please re-register at this link: http://digitalscholarship.commons.yale.edu/2012/10/14/register/