• Public humanities and the digital humanities

    Hailing as I originally do from the museum and library world, I have a particular interest in the more outward-facing aspects of the humanities–and in the digital humanities, the aspects of the field that might particularly be considered “public” or “open.”  I’d love to get into a conversation about this stuff.  Maybe we can take a look at how audiences are examined in digital projects, or talk about the degree to which digital humanities projects are (or aren’t) by their very nature forms of public scholarship.  What makes a scholarly effort “public” in the first place, and is there anything particular to digital work that supports or undermines that idea?  Maybe we can talk about crowdsourcing and its role in digital research and scholarship.  In short, if the phrase “public humanities” catches your attention, I’d love to chat.


  1. Phil Edwards says:

    +1 to this session idea/notion/proposal. 🙂

  2. img7u says:

    I’m definitely interested in this from a metadata perspective, especially with regard to evaluating your audience. When we have rich content but limited amount of time/labor/money available to describe it, what do you select? If we can leave some of the rest to crowdsourcing, what is the labor (i.e., moderating) associated with that?

  3. George Brett says:

    I am interested from Humanist v. Fine Arts. Especially Artists like George Bercht and the Fluxist movement. Also, the Spanish “Concrete Poets” in the 1970’s.

    Thanks for starting the topic.
    – geORge, ORtist

  4. This is such a good idea. I want to participate. Yes, to this session

  5. ruotolo says:

    Yes! Would love to talk about this.


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