The digital scholarship semester is off to a great start. Here are some of the things we’ve been working on. You can read more about our activities and support for digital scholarship online.
On October 4, L&IT will be hosting a celebration of digital scholarship at Bucknell. The event celebrates the end of the Mellon grant and all that we have accomplished so far, as well as what we hope for the future. The event will take place in Hildreth-Mirza hall from 4-6 p.m. President Bravman will give brief remarks on the value of digital scholarship for Bucknell University at 4:30 p.m.
The celebration will feature the work of Vanessa Massaro, Katie Faull, John Hunter, Ghislaine McDayter, Andrew Stuhl, Rob Jacob, Janice Mann, Kevin Gilmore, Barry Long, Brian Gockley, Amy Wolaver, Song Chen, and John Westbook.
- Mellon Digital Scholarship Celebration
- Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00
- Hidreth-Mirza Hall Great Room and Humanities Lab
- President’s Remarks at 430 p.m.
The Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference is one week away – October 5-7. Conference registration has closed but you can still sign-up at the door. The theme of the conference is “Digital Scholarship: Expanding Access, Activism, and Advocacy.” Two keynotes will highlight this theme.
Kelley Kreitz, assistant professor of English at Pace University, will speak Friday evening after dinner. She specializes in nineteenth-century U.S. and Latin American literary studies, Latinx studies, digital humanities, and comparative media studies. In her research and teaching, she explores the role of media change past and present in enabling and inspiring shifts in the way we tell stories about current affairs. Kelley is also the co-founder and co-director of Babble Lab, a digital humanities center at Pace that seeks to reimagine how we teach the humanities through the use of data, design, and code and through the study of the new media of the present and the past.
Whitney Quesenbery, co-founder at the Center for Civic Design, will speak on Saturday over the lunch hour. Whitney is a distinguished user experience researcher. She has written three books on usability – Storytelling for User Experience: Crafting stories for better design (with Kevin Brooks), Global UX: Design and research in a connected world (with Daniel Szuc), and A Web for Everyone: Designing accessible user experiences (with Sarah Horton). She is also the director of the Usability in Civic Life project.
There will be 34 presentations and workshops throughout the three day event, the majority of them will be on Saturday. An opening reception at the Weis center will occur on Friday evening before the keynotes. On Saturday evening there will be a poster reception with 15 presenters. A detailed schedule, with abstracts and descriptions, is online at BUDSC18.
Digital Scholarship @ Bucknell – Luncheon
L&IT hosted a luncheon discussion on digital scholarship at Bucknell earlier this month. A brief presentation summarized the many accomplishments of digital scholarship over the past five years. In conclusion, L&IT reaffirmed its intention to continue to support digital scholarship at Bucknell by funding future
- Summer Research Grants
- the Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellows
- the Digital Pedagogy Institute
- and technology workshops
Faculty expressed appreciation for the current digital scholarship program and hope that it will continue to grow into the future. Another luncheon will be held at the start of spring semester.