The beginning phrase of Tolber’s 1st law of
geography that “everything is related to everything else” is even more
salient in the wake of the Digital Revolution. Networks of
communication and knowledge exchange connect the classroom to the wider
world beyond the university. For scholars, these ever expanding circles
of communication pose unique challenges: they connect us to a wider and
more diverse audience, but they also tend muddy the “factual” waters.
In this meet-up, we will discuss how scholars, including myself, have participated in the digitization of public scholarship via blogs, online op-eds, and social media engagement. And we will also pose a pressing question: what are the advantages and disadvantages of using digital formats to circulate curated, scholarly knowledge?
The UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) is a group of academic and library faculty, staff, and graduate students who meet monthly to discuss current topics at the intersection of digital technologies and the humanities and support each other in project development. The 2016-17 meet-ups will explore the relationship between the "public" and the digital. These informal gatherings are open to anyone at any level of interest or expertise. Come join us for sharing and discussion!
For more information on the Digital Humanities at UF and to join the DHWG, see the DHWG webpage.
Center for the Humanities
and the Public Sphere
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
200 Walker Hall
P.O. Box 118030
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611