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Fall 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014
Counting DH Scholarship
Digital Humanities
A symposium on the digital humanities
with Jon McKenzie (English, UW-Madison), Cheryl Ball (English, West Virginia), and T. Mills Kelly (History, George Mason)
3:30 pm Digital Humanities Lab
UWM Golda Meir Library, 2nd Floor East

Three panelists present on how the digital humanities count as scholarship in their respective fields and at their universities.

Who or What Counts as DH?
Jon McKenzie

Digital Humanities as Digital Writing Studies across Three Institutional Types
Cheryl Ball

This presentation will position digital humanities as coexistent to the field of digital writing studies, in that both areas are focused in part on open, collaborative work as well as processes and products of making. As a digital writing scholar, I will discuss the three types of universities I have worked for in tenure-track positions (two High Research Activity Universities and one Doctoral Research University, the latter with a heavier emphasis on teaching), as well as how I address tenure committees in my role as editor of the scholarly multimedia journal, Kairos. In each of these positions, I worked to gain recognition (including tenure and promotion) for nontraditional, digital media-based scholarship through nontraditional, digital media-based means.

Making Digital Scholarship Count
T. Mills Kelly

How should born digital scholarship count towards promotion and tenure at today's research university? How should such scholarship be assessed when it is still relatively new to the academy? This presentation will tackle both of these issues and will offer concrete examples from Professor Kelly's own institution and personal experience.

Video recordings of the symposium

Includes second window to view slides


Related event:
Counting DH Scholarship for Tenure
In a separate symposium, the same three panelists will discuss how their departments and universities approach digital humanities and tenure. This symposium—primarily of interest to UWM department chairs, administrators, and assistant professors— is being held at 12 noon, also on Monday, October 20 in the Digital Humanities Lab.

Jon McKenzie is professor of English at UW-Madison and director of UW's Design Lab. Research interests include performance, new media, critical theory, and experimental pedagogy. He is a co-editor of Contesting Performance: Global Genealogies of Research (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), a landmark collection of essays by international scholars that addresses the global development of performance research in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Cheryl Ball is associate professor of digital publishing studies at West Virginia University and editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. She studies and teaches rhetorical activities and genres in digital media and publishing contexts, emphasizing how users learn to analyze and produce texts for professional purposes. She is co-author of Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects (Macmillan Education, 2014).

T. Mills Kelly is professor of history at George Mason University. A specialist in the scholarship of teaching and learning in history, he is the author of Teaching History in the Digital Age, (University of Michigan Press, 2013) and a co-author of World History Matters: A Student Guide to World History Online (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009).

UWM Digital Humanities Lab    Social Studies of Information Research Group

UWM Year of the Humanities

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