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

David Golumbia dgolumbia at gmail.com
Wed May 8 16:14:08 MDT 2013


that is a "punishment" that I will gladly accept.

David


On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 5:55 PM, Daniel O'Donnell
<daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca>wrote:

>  Our CMS is just wordpress, so it shouldn't be an issue. There was a
> discussion about this I'm pretty sure, but I don't remember if there was
> any action to come out of it. I don't see us needing a huge bureaucracy to
> deal with it.
>
> Tim, Barbara: any objections to perhaps even asking David to lead the
> development of a working group on this? As punishment for spelling
> Domenico's name wrong.
>
> -dan
>
>
>
> On 13-05-08 03:35 PM, David Golumbia wrote:
>
>   Hi Dan,
>
>  I think that makes a lot of sense. Maybe the webmasters can set up
> another Working Group around this, or a page where we can work on it? I
> don't know whehter the CMS you are using can allow entries by multiple
> account holders, but in any case I'd definitely want to be involved & try
> to coordinate the efforts of others who are interested (and hopefully drum
> up some material for DSCN, too!)
>
>  I have messaged Nishant Shah through academia.edu earlier today both to
> see about copies of his paper and inviting him to join GO::DH, so hopefully
> we'll hear more from him soon.
>
>  As long as I'm here, I apologize for spelling Domenico Fiormonte's name
> incorrectly in one of my earlier messages today.
>
>  David
>
>
>  On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 1:26 PM, Daniel O'Donnell <
> daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca> wrote:
>
>>  I don't see why we can't use our site for this kind of thing: I'm not
>> the webmaster, but I believe that this was very much what we were hoping to
>> use it for. I think it might be really cool to set up a group of regular
>> correspondents who report on this kind of thing, either directly on our
>> webspace or through syndication of theirs on ours.
>>
>> And in terms of a journal, let me say that DSCN (
>> http://digitalstudies.org/) is *extremely *interested in publishing this
>> kind of thing. It is an ADHO journal that was founded by the Canadian
>> Society for Digital Humanities/Société canadienne pour les humanités
>> numériques. It has recently begun a transition to a major focus on Global
>> DH and Multicultural/Multilingual DH and is very interested in refereeable
>> submissions on these topics (I'm also the newly confirmed Editor-in-Chief).
>> With ADHO and the University of Lethbridge, DSCN is one of the three
>> sponsors of the Global DH essay competition<http://www.globaloutlookdh.org/global-outlookdigital-humanities-global-digital-humanities-essay-prize/>,
>> something I'm hoping we might be able to fund regularly going forward.
>>
>> -dan
>>
>>
>> On 13-05-08 07:17 AM, Lee Skallerup Bessette 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>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>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
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