Welcome back to a new academic year. The digital scholarship staff is excited to get started working with you to support your research and teaching. You can read more about our activities and support for digital scholarship online.
Digital Scholarship @ Bucknell – Luncheon
Please join us for a lunchtime discussion on Wednesday, September 5th on the future of digital scholarship at Bucknell.
As President Bravman mentioned in his August Update to the campus community, this fall we will celebrate the successful conclusion of a five-year, $700,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that supported our digital scholarship initiative (look for that invite soon). But first, we’d like to take a moment to discuss how we–as a campus–can sustain and grow digital scholarship efforts moving forward.
If you still wonder what digital scholarship is and how it could impact your scholarship and teaching, if you are new to digital methods, or if you are an active member of the growing community of digital practitioners at Bucknell, we want to hear from you. After a brief presentation (looking back and forward), L&IT staff will facilitate a discussion with attendees.
Where: Traditional Reading Room, Bertrand Library
When: 12:00pm–1:00 pm, Wednesday, September 5th
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, as we want to make sure we have seating and lunch for all attendees. Please indicate any dietary restrictions.
Nearly five years ago Bucknell was awarded a $700,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the University’s Digital Scholarship initiative. The grant listed four main goals:
- Improve the skills and knowledge of faculty members interested in using digital technologies in the classroom and in their research;
- Encourage digital pedagogy and create more opportunities for student-faculty research and independent undergraduate research using digital technologies;
- Create and offer courses that teach undergraduates about specific technologies in a liberal arts context; and
- Share knowledge, expertise, and resources for the improvement of digital scholarship across institutions dedicated to undergraduate education.
L&IT is hosting a reception for the entire campus to celebrate the accomplishments of the past 5 years. The reception will take place on October 4, from 4pm to 6pm.
We would like to invite you to attend the reception and see some of the exciting work the Mellon grant has supported over the past 5 years.
The organizers for BUDSC18 (Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference) are excited to announce the opening of conference registration. The conference will take place at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA from October 5th-7th. The theme of the conference is “Digital Scholarship: Expanding Access, Activism, and Advocacy.”
Summer Research Projects Sponsored by L&IT
Five faculty grants for working with students on digital scholarship projects were supported by L&IT during the past summer. Details about the projects can be found online.
- “Digital Narratives at a Community Garden”; Faculty Member: Philip Asare (Electrical & Computer Engineering); Student: Arsh Noor Armin (Computer Engineering ’21)
- “Banking on Precalculus”; Faculty Member: Emily Dryden (Mathematics); Student: Nate Mattis (Mathematics ’19)
- “Refining the Film Search Engine”; Faculty Member: John Hunter (Comparative & Digital Humanities); Student: Sarah Eckerman (Computer Science ’21)
- “Documenting Offshore Oil Development: Investigating “Social License” through Inuit, Corporate, and Governmental Perspectives on the North American Arctic’s First Oil Well (1973-1977)”; Faculty Member: Andrew Stuhl (Environmental Studies); Student: Parker Hula (Environmental Studies ’20)
- “Between Science and the Home: Girl’s Education in the Third Republic – An Annotated Digital Edition of Suzette (1899).”; Faculty Member: John Westbrook (French & Francophone Studies); Student: Annie Girton (French/Education ’19)
Digital Scholarship Student Research Fellows Sponsored by L&IT
Four students worked with L&IT staff members on digital scholarship projects during the summer. Details and project links are online.
- “The Campus Theater During World War II” – Nick Nam ‘19 (English – Film/Media Studies)
- “Representation of Mental Disorders in American Films” – Craig Terry ‘21
- “Gamelan Learning” – Abby Dolan ‘19 (Music)
- “Location and Participation: Political Protest in Traditional and Non-Traditional States” – Alexis Colon ‘19 (Political Science)