[globaloutlookDH-l] paper on global DH at re:publica 13

Daniel O'Donnell daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca
Wed May 8 11:27:04 MDT 2013


Thanks very much for pointing us to it! And invite him to join us, if he 
isn't already a member!


On 13-05-08 07:22 AM, David Golumbia wrote:
> Hi Ernesto and Lee,
>
> This is a great point. I'd be happy to help out on helping to create 
> such a repository.
>
> The paper has been given already, but Nishant has an academia.edu 
> <http://academia.edu> page with many other papers posted, many no 
> doubt of interest to list readers 
> (http://cis-india.academia.edu/NishantShah); I'll try to find out if 
> he plans to post it or is otherwise willing to distribute it.
>
> David
>
>
> On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 9:17 AM, Lee Skallerup Bessette 
> <lee.bessette at gmail.com <mailto:lee.bessette at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     I think Ernesto brings up a good point. Is it possible to create a
>     clearinghouse of sorts for these kinds of publications? I don't
>     want to say "journal" but a place where we can encourage these
>     kinds of presentations/papers to be shared and accessed.
>
>     I hesitate to say a Global DH blog, but basically I'm saying a
>     Global DH blog.
>
>     I really appreciate getting these as well (especially b/c a group
>     of us are in the process of writing our DH2013 presentation which
>     touch on these very issues) and I want to be able to cite/refer to
>     the most recent writings/musings on the issue.
>
>     Thanks everyone.
>     Lee
>     @readywriting
>
>
>     On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 9:11 AM, Ernesto Priego <efpriego at gmail.com
>     <mailto:efpriego at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>         Thanks very much indeed to David for sharing this link. I
>         recall having read the title ""Say 'Digital Humanities' One
>         More Time" previously, will try to dig out if it was the same
>         paper.... the abstract sounds great. Hopefully this talk/paper
>         will be made available in full soon? Otherwise, if we were not
>         in Berlin, it seems we've missed it... ;-)
>
>         Best
>
>         Ernesto
>
>
>         On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 2:06 PM, David Golumbia
>         <dgolumbia at gmail.com <mailto:dgolumbia at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>             Dear list members,
>
>             I've been tied up with a number of things lately and been
>             unable to complete a response to the earlier thread about
>             multilingualism and globalization, which I hope to do
>             soon, as I feel that some of the most important issues
>             have not yet been addressed thoroughly enough.
>
>             While reading the live tweets (hashtag #rp13) of the
>             re:publica 13 conference now taking place in Berlin, I ran
>             across this abstract for a paper by Nishant Shah, who
>             directs the research portfolio at the Centre for Internet
>             and Society in Bangalore
>             (http://cis-india.org/author/nishant). It seems to me to
>             speak to some of the issues that have been raised as well
>             as some that have not, and that I hope we can discuss more
>             fully in the future.
>
>             David
>
>             "Say 'Digital Humanities' One More Time: Technology,
>             affect and learning in emerging information societies"
>
>             Nishant Shah <https://re-publica.de/en/users/nishantshah>
>
>             One of the ironies of the local-global divide is that
>             certain practices within the local sphere often precede
>             the global nomenclatures that are assigned to them.
>             ‘Digital Humanities’ is a prime example of this phenomenon
>             where a clutch of practices which emerged with the rise of
>             digital technologies and their integration into the
>             national policies on higher education and learning, are
>             now retrospectively understood as ‘Digital Humanities’. So
>             even as the term was gaining currency in the European and
>             North American context, becoming one of the buzzwords
>             through which new conditions of pedagogy and education
>             were imagined within the Universities in the North-West,
>             it had almost no takers in the emerging knowledge
>             industries of South Asia in general, and India in particular.
>
>             Within this context, it has now become natural, for all
>             talks about education to eventually veer towards
>             infrastructure. There is enough reason for that, when we
>             look at the pitiful lack of resources in the country
>             vis-à-vis the size of the population, and many of the
>             larger problems endemic in higher education today, are
>             tied down to this massive infrastructure
>             deficit.Simultaneously, there has always been a severe
>             fragmentation and compartmentalisation of knowledge
>             systems within the academia, which is not restricted to
>             only the Humanities which is increasingly facing the
>             pressure to make itself relevant and produce work-forces
>             for a global finance driven market.
>
>             The questions of professionalising and mainstreaming
>             humanities and social sciences education are almost
>             universal right now, and indeed, one of the ambitions of
>             Digital Humanities projects which are seeking to find
>             validity for education that does not prepare a global
>             information work-force. The realignment of the market with
>             the education system, has been critiqued by theorists of
>             neo-liberal globalisation, who have pointed out how it
>             enables state disinvestment from education and the
>             privatisation of learning resources. However, even in
>             these existing critiques of Digital Humanities (whether
>             they use that term or not), there seems to be a consensual
>             agreement that infrastructure building is necessary and
>             must happen.
>
>             This talk, critically examines the implications of
>             adopting Digital Humanities as a principle in emerging
>             information societies, and drawing from experiments with
>             students in 9 undergraduate colleges in India, examines
>             the ways in which it needs to reconsider its relationship
>             with the more accepted ideas of infrastructure, usage,
>             adoption and learning.
>
>
>             https://re-publica.de/en/sessions/say-digital-humanities-one-more-time-technology-affect-and-learning-emerging-information-so
>
>             -- 
>             David Golumbia
>             dgolumbia at gmail.com <mailto:dgolumbia at gmail.com>
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