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POSTPONED: UCLDH Hockey Lecture 2020: Some Preconditions for Open Future[s]

23 September 2020, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

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This lecture has now been postponed until 2021. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

This event is free.

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'Some Preconditions for Open Future[s]: Digital Humanities, the Engaged Public, and an emerging Role for Open Social Scholarship'. UCLDH Susan Hockey annual lecture with Ray Siemens.

In this, the sixth lecture in the annual UCLDH Susan Hockey Lecture series, Ray Siemens will consider the emerging role of open social scholarship in enhancing connection between academic work in the humanities and the public audience that is engaged in and by work in the humanities.

Open social scholarship involves creating and disseminating research and research technologies to a broad audience of specialists and active non-specialists in ways that are accessible and significant to everyone; those who subscribe to its practice engage it across research, service, and teaching activities -- examples of which will be noted and considered, tracing intersections of work in open access and open scholarship movements, the digital humanities’ methodological commons and community of practice, grassroots teaching and training initiatives, contemporary online practices, and public facing “citizen scholarship,” with a practice-oriented mandate.

This lecture has now been postponed until 2021. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

This event is organised by UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, part of the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.

About the Speaker

Ray Siemens

Distinguished Professor at Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria, Canada

Ray Siemens is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, in English and Computer Science, and past Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing (2004-15); in 2019-20, he is also Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Loughborough U (2019-20) and Global Innovation Chair in Digital Humanities at U Newcastle (2019-22). He is founding editor of the electronic scholarly journal Early Modern Literary Studies, and his publications include, among others, Blackwell's Companion to Digital Humanities (2004, 2015 with Schreibman and Unsworth), Blackwell's Companion to Digital Literary Studies (2007, with Schreibman), A Social Edition of the Devonshire MS (2012, 2015; MRTS/Iter & Wikibooks, with Crompton et al.), Literary Studies in the Digital Age (2014; MLA, with Price), Doing Digital Humanities (2017; Routledge, with Crompton and Lane), and The Lyrics of the Henry VIII MS (2018; RETS). He directs the Implementing New Knowledge Environments project, the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, recently serving as a member of governing council for the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, as Vice President / Director of the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences (for Research Dissemination), Chair of the MLA Committee on Scholarly Editions, and Chair of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. 

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