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

Daniel O'Donnell daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca
Wed May 8 16:25:18 MDT 2013


I just set you up with an account with editor privileges, because I 
think time zones and travel may mean that it would be a while before 
Barbara and Tim can get to it. But you should talk to them about the 
best way of handling things in terms of site layout and any ideas 
they've already had.

-dan
On 13-05-08 04:14 PM, David Golumbia wrote:
> 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 <mailto: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
>>     <http://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 <mailto: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 <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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