Digital Scholarship Events (3/15) with Dr. Spencer Keralis

With thanks to our colleagues at ASU Libraries for organizing these events, ASU Libraries and Nexus invites you to two events on digital scholarship this Thursday, March 15th in Hayden Library.

Workshop: Integrating Digital Projects with the Humanities Survey Course
with Dr. Spencer Keralis, University of North Texas
Thursday, March 15
Hayden Library, room C41
The humanities survey course offers an opportunity for faculty and librarians to collaborate to introduce digital scholarship methods to students. In this workshop, participants will team up to work on a model assignment that integrates historical contexts with data and information literacy principles, and that requires minimal technical know-how. The end result is a fun, collaborative project that can enrich the survey course and offer librarians, faculty, and students a chance to explore hands-on digital scholarship. Lunch will be served.


Creating Community through Digital Scholarship
with Dr. Spencer Keralis, University of North Texas
Thursday, March 15
Hayden Library, room C6A
The traditional roles imagined for scholars as solitary practitioners, and for librarians as arbiters of information within the confines of their institutions, position seclusion as a virtue. In this talk, Keralis offers a particular vision for radically inclusive digital scholarship that challenges the value of solitude and favors community. He proposes that digital collaborations can break down social and institutional silos between librarians, archivists, faculty, technologists and the students we serve. Radical inclusion means respecting difference and honoring labor, and using technology to enhance accessibility. He presents examples of projects that approach digital scholarship as a form of community building. The projects bring people together within the academy and reach wider publics, and engage with diverse communities beyond the campus.