Two CIT roundtable panels on digital scholarship at MLA 2016

The Committee on Information Technology (CIT) is sponsoring two sessions exploring aspects of digital scholarship – one on pedagogy and one on research. Details are below. (For abstracts, visit after 15 December.)

411. Digital Scholarship in Action: Pedagogy, Friday, 8 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Lone Star F, J.W. Marriott.

Presiding: Marguerite Helen Helmers, Univ. of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.

Speakers: Amy Earhart, Texas A&M Univ., College Station; Jacob Heil, Five Colls. of Ohio; Aaron Mauro, Penn State Univ., Erie-Behrend; Kimberley R. D. McLean-Fiander, Univ. of Victoria; Philippa Schwarzkopf, Hamilton Coll.; Janet Simons, Hamilton Coll.; Jacqueline D. Wernimont, Arizona State Univ., Tempe.

Session Description:  In what way do digital tools, resources, and modes of communication impact pedagogy? In what ways does collaboration foster learning? Can digital technologies decenter the role of the instructor in positive and constructive ways? What methods represent best practices in teaching with or through the digital humanities?

767. Digital Scholarship in Action: Research, Sunday, 10 January, at 10:15, in 303 J.W. Marriott.

Presiding: Patricia M. Hswe, Penn State Univ., University Park.

Speakers: Diane Jakacki, Bucknell Univ.; Laura C. Mandell, Texas A&M Univ., College Station; Paige Morgan, McMaster Univ.; James O’Sullivan, Penn State Univ., University Park; Katie Rawson, Univ. of Pennsylvania.

Session Description: Panelists explore the research impact of digital scholarship. How is it enabling novel yet critical questions and discoveries otherwise unimaginable? What new paradigms for authorship, attribution, scholarly work, audience, and value are emerging? If research and teaching inform each other, how does their give-and-take play out for humanists invested in digital scholarship?

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