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

David Golumbia dgolumbia at gmail.com
Wed May 8 19:20:12 MDT 2013


thank you! looking forward to working on it.

David


On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 6:25 PM, Daniel O'Donnell
<daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca>wrote:

>  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
> > 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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