Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
will host its fourth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC17) from
October 6th-8th. The theme of the conference is “Looking Forward, Looking
Back: The Evolution of Digital Scholarship.”
- What can different disciplines learn from each other when it comes to
adopting or using digital tools?
- What is the role of innovation in digital scholarship? Who is being
- How is digital scholarship rewarded in, or beyond, academia?
- How can we foster communication across intellectual disciplines and
- How is digital scholarship made? Who produces it? Who is excluded and
who is included?
- Where is digital scholarship published, promoted, and publicized? Is the
message reaching the audience it deserves?
- How is digital scholarship incorporated into the existing conversations
of traditional scholarship?
- What are the resources for sustaining digital scholarship? How are those
resources going to change in the future? Can digital scholarship be done
inexpensively without sacrificing quality?
- Does digital scholarship have a responsibility to be open or engaged
beyond the academy? How are these different responsibilities defined and
- Should digital scholarship be defined? Where should a definition of
digital scholarship begin? What ends should it be directed toward?
#BUDSC17 is committed to expanding the definition of digital scholarship to
be more inclusive across diverse communities, both inside and outside of
academia. The conference will bring together a broad community of
practitioners--faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational
technologists, students, administrators, and others--engaged in digital
scholarship both in research and teaching who share an interest in the
evolution of digital scholarship.
The theme “Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Evolution of Digital
Scholarship” acknowledges the changes to scholarship wrought by the
introduction of digital technologies across the disciplines. Now is an apt
time to reflect upon how digital scholarship has evolved over the past
decades and where it may head in the future. Scholars and teachers, poets
and administrators, artists and community members, are encouraged to
reflect on the past of digital scholarship and work together to build a
future for digital scholarship.
We invite proposals that explore or critique digital modes of scholarly,
cultural, and political intersectionality. Special consideration will be
given to proposals that demonstrate how digital scholarship has been done
in the past and how it may change in the future.
Presentations may take the form of interactive presentations, project
demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, work-in-progress sessions,
workshops, lightning talks, or other creative formats.
We look forward to building on the success of the last three years, in
which we came together to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect
on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in
public scholarly pursuits. For more information, please view our highlights
from the 2016 meeting and this website.
Proposals should be submitted online at http://budsc17.scholar.
If you have any questions please contact: budsc at bucknell.edu
Proposals are due: 8:00 PM, Eastern Time (US), Thursday, June 1st
Notifications will be sent by June 30th
Todd Suomela, Ph.D.
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Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship
Bucknell University, Bertrand Library 317