If you're interested in the present and future of the digital humanities, you'll be hearing a lot about Project Bamboo over the next two years, including in this space. I was lucky enough to read and comment upon the Bamboo proposal a few months ago and was excited by its promise to begin to understand … Continue reading Project Bamboo Launches
Tom Scheinfeldt hits the nail on the head with a brilliant blog post about how the game-changing nature of digital media and technology means that scholarship will have to shift back, after a theory-centric century of monographs, to an emphasis on methodological questions.
According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences adopted the open access policy I mentioned yesterday. Peter Suber has the link to the full text of the faculty motion.
On the day that Harvard's faculty votes on a strong open access proposal (I'm still looking for the actual text of the proposal; please add a link in the comments if you are aware of it), here are a few of the better arguments this week about the open access movement: danah boyd (perhaps unsurprisingly, … Continue reading A Quartet of Open Access Arguments
I've been catching up with some reading over break—reading both online and off, despite the NEA's recent dismissal of the former. And nothing dismisses the NEA's dismissal of online writing as lesser than print better than the destined-to-be-a-classic series of blog posts by Errol Morris in the New York Times, "Which Came First?" Better written … Continue reading Errol Morris Understands What Academic Blogging Could Be
Mills Kelly takes note of a new trend this year: the sprouting up of digital history positions. The numbers aren't large, but this is how new fields slowly emerge and are integrated into the profession. Congratulations to the departments and universities with the foresight to incorporate digital history into their programs.
For those who missed it, between October 12 and 27, 2007, there was a very thoughtful and insightful online discussion of how the publication of scholarship is changing—or trying to change—in the digital age. Participating in the discussion were Ed Felton, David Robinson, Paul DiMaggio, and Andrew Appel from Princeton University (the symposium was hosted … Continue reading Symposium on the Future of Scholarly Communication