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Open Sourcing Religion Workshop

OpenSourceReligion-2015-10-30

Open Sourcing Religion

Thursday, December 3, 2015 / 9:00AM to 5:00PM

UC Davis King Hall, Room 2100A

A one day workshop on digital transformations in religious studies scholarship

RSVP if you plan to attend.

AGENDA

9:00am to 9:15am: Introduction: Andrew Ventimiglia (UC Davis)

9:15am to 11:15am: FUTURES

Moderator: TBD

Panelists:

  • Heidi Campbell (Texas A&M)
  • Pauline Hope Cheong (Arizona State University)
  • Eric Schmidt (UC Press)
  • Allison Fish (Indiana University)

11:15am-12:15pm: LUNCHTIME KEYNOTE: Flagg Miller (UC Davis)

12:15pm-1:15pm LUNCH BREAK

1:15pm-2:45pm HISTORIES

Moderator: David Biale (UC Davis)

Panelists:

  • Brian Hochman (Georgetown University)
  • Steven Jones (Loyola University, Chicago)
  • Andrew Ventimiglia (UC Davis)

2:45pm-3:00pm COFFEE BREAK

3:00pm-5:00pm PRACTICES

Moderator: Meaghan O’Keefe (UC Davis)

Panelists:

  • Daniel Schwartz (Texas A&M)
  • Mairaj Syed (UC Davis)
  • Nazmus Saquib (MIT)
  • Behnam Sadhegi (Stanford University)

Open Sourcing Religion– Workshop, December 3, 2015

OpenSourceReligion-2015-10-30

Open Sourcing Religion

Thursday, December 3, 2015 / 9:00AM to 5:00PM

UC Davis King Hall, Room 2100A

A one day workshop on digital transformations in religious studies scholarship

RSVP if you plan to attend.

AGENDA

9:00am to 9:15am: Introduction: Andrew Ventimiglia (UC Davis)

9:15am to 11:15am: FUTURES

Moderator: TBD

Panelists:

  • Heidi Campbell (Texas A&M)
  • Pauline Hope Cheong (Arizona State University)
  • Eric Schmidt (UC Press)
  • Allison Fish (Indiana University)

11:15am-12:15pm: LUNCHTIME KEYNOTE: Flagg Miller (UC Davis)

12:15pm-1:15pm LUNCH BREAK

1:15pm-2:45pm HISTORIES

Moderator: David Biale (UC Davis)

Panelists:

  • Brian Hochman (Georgetown University)
  • Steven Jones (Loyola University, Chicago)
  • Andrew Ventimiglia (UC Davis)

2:45pm-3:00pm COFFEE BREAK

3:00pm-5:00pm PRACTICES

Moderator: Meaghan O’Keefe (UC Davis)

Panelists:

  • Daniel Schwartz (Texas A&M)
  • Mairaj Syed (UC Davis)
  • Nazmus Saquib (MIT)
  • Behnam Sadhegi (Stanford University)

Art of the Archive Workshop 5/21

Art of the Archive

Date & Time: May 21, 2015 from 9:30 am – 5:15 pm

Location: King Hall 2100A, UC Davis

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The archive is in flux. The proliferation of born-digital objects and digitized materials opens up new modes of curation, circulation, and scholarly communication. This presents opportunities and challenges for scholars, artists, and publics for assembling, making accessible, decolonizing, and appropriating.

Digital platforms for curating and publishing cultural heritage and expressive culture—art, music, video, performance, sound—promise new collaborative forms, creating new relationships between producers and publics. Furthermore, archives and databases raise questions of ownership and control over knowledge–including decolonizing ethnographic collections and developing traditional knowledge licensing.

Our workshop will examine the digital archive and database in terms of the aesthetics and politics of curation. We will bring together perspectives from the humanities, arts, and social sciences to address the challenges and possibilities for an emerging art of the archive.

Topics that we will explore include:

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Tenure policies not keeping up with the digital revolution

Interesting article in the Chronicle for Higher Education that I was pointed to by Mackenzie Smith:

Digital Humanists: If You Want Tenure, Do Double the Work | Vitae.

The article is by Sydni Dunn – a Staff Reporter at CUE and it discusses a topic of direct relevance the upcoming conference we are hosting here: Publish or perish? The future of academic publishing and careers February 13 – 14, 2013 UC Davis.  The article focuses on some discussions that came up in association with the annual meeting of the MLA – the Modern Language Association.  The discussion was about how to assess scholars in the humanities – especially those who are heavy on the digital side of scholarship.  And the discussion is both scary (to me at least) and fascinating as scholars struggle with how to get their institutions to accept digital scholarship and assess it.

It is definitely worth a read and I note we will have extensive discussions of this general topic at our meeting …