Digital Humanities Foundations for Open Social Scholarship
Prof. Ray Siemens
Distinguished Professor in English and Computer Science, University of Victoria
Former Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing
Thursday, June 22, 5.30pm
The Council Room, North Wing, University College Cork
This talk traces intersections of work in open access and open scholarship movements, the digital humanities’ methodological commons and community of practice, grassroots teaching and training initiatives, contemporary online practices, and active “citizen scholarship” in the context of multiple publics engaging that work. Open social scholarship involves creating and disseminating research and research technologies to a broad audience of specialists and active non-specialists in ways that are accessible and significant to everyone; those who subscribe to its practice engage it across research, service, and teaching activities -- examples of which will be drawn from among the practice-oriented initiatives of the Implementing New Knowledge Environments Partnership (inke.ca), the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (dhsi.org), and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (etcl.uvic.ca).
RAY SIEMENS is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, Canada, in English and Computer Science, and past Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing; in 2019, he was also Leverhulme Visiting Professor at U Loughborough and, 2019-22, Global Innovation Chair in Digital Humanities in the Centre for 21st Century Humanities at U Newcastle. He is founding editor of the electronic scholarly journal Early Modern Literary Studies, and his publications include, among others, Blackwell's Companion to Digital Humanities (2004, 2015 with Schreibman and Unsworth), the Companion to Digital Literary Studies (2007, with Schreibman), A Social Edition of the Devonshire MS (2012, 2015; MRTS/Iter & Wikibooks, with Crompton et al.), Literary Studies in the Digital Age (2014; MLA, with Price), Doing Digital Humanities (2017; Routledge, with Crompton and Lane), and The Lyrics of the Henry VIII MS (2018; RETS). He directs the Implementing New Knowledge Environments project, the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, recently serving as a member of governing council for the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, as Vice President / Director of the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences (for Research Dissemination), Chair of the MLA Committee on Scholarly Editions, and Chair of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations.
Prof Siemen's keynote lecture at DHSI Atlantic is kindly supported by the Future Humanities Institute's Digital Cultures, New Media & Cultural Analytics research cluster.