About Us

“Digital Scholars” is an interdisciplinary reading and discussion group at Florida State University, started in 2010 by Paul Fyfe, and devoted to the digital humanities, instructional technologies, and electronic and online scholarship. During the 2013-2014 academic year, the group was organized and moderated by Tarez Samra Graban (ENG) and Micah Vandegrift (University Libraries). As of Spring 2015, the group has been moderated by Tarez Samra Graban (ENG). Anyone interested in participating can contact Dr. Graban to be added to the Blackboard-based distribution list (OAR 16841 ORG). Graduate students at FSU may also enroll in the group as a one-credit course (ENG 5998, variable section number each term).

Our goal is to analyze and discuss the trends and critical issues in the digitization of materials, methods, and mindsets in the humanities. Though the group emerges from the History of Text Technologies (HoTT) and Rhetoric and Composition programs in the English department, its conversations extend well beyond those areas, welcoming  participants from any department, technology center, or library, whatever their particular rank of student, staff, administration, or faculty.

Each year, the Digital Scholars blog also offer events information, meeting reports, resources, and access to other social media and scholarly networks in which the group operates.

Thank you for visiting. Digital Scholars will be on hiatus during Fall semester 2016, but we look forward to beginning again in Spring 2017, and we hope you’ll join the conversation.