Wednesday, October 16, 12:30-1:30 pm Williams Building 415
The Digital Scholars Reading and Discussion Group is pleased to announce John Walsh, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Information Sciences and of English at Indiana University, as its guest speaker on October 16, via videoconference. Professor Walsh teaches courses on digital humanities, digital libraries, electronic publishing, web development, and comic books and graphic novels, and will be speaking about the possibilities and challenges of crossing over from traditional to hybrid scholarship, funding models for “big” projects, and building a tenure case on the basis of hybrid or digital work.
Walsh is creator and Editor of The Algernon Charles Swinburne Project, Technical Editor of the Chymistry of Isaac Newton, Technical Editor of Digital Humanities Quarterly, and lead developer of Comic Book Markup Language and TEI Boilerplate. In addition, he is a member of the Steering Committee and Victorian Editorial Board of the cross-disciplinary repository on 19th-century scholarship NINES and an Editorial Board member for Textual Cultures, which is the journal of the Society for Textual Scholarship. Together with H. Wayne Storey, Walsh is preparing an electronic edition of Petrarch’s Rerum vulgarium fragmenta, which will be housed at PetrArchive.org, and will include various texts, ancient and modern, related to the study of material philology and visual poetics.
In advance of our meeting, attendees are encouraged to explore any of the following readings or resources:
- Rockwell, Geoffrey on “Evaluating Digital Scholarship,” from the 2011 issue of the MLA’s Profession http://www.mlajournals.org/toc/prof/2011/
- Drucker, Johanna. “Humanistic Theory and Digital Scholarship.” In Matthew Gold, ed. Debates in the Digital Humanities, 2013 open-access version. http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/34
- Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. “The Humanities Done Digitally.” In Matthew Gold, ed. Debates in the Digital Humanities, 2013 open-access version. http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/30
- Flanders, Julia. “Time, Labor, and ‘Alternate Careers’ in Digital Humanities Work.” In Matthew Gold, ed. Debates in the Digital Humanities, 2013 open-access version. http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/26
- Ramsay, Stephen, and Geoffrey Rockwell. “Developing Things: Notes toward an Epistemology of Building in the Digital Humanities.” In Matthew Gold, ed. Debates in the Digital Humanities, 2013 open-access version. http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/11