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Saturday, March 18 • 10:15am - 10:45am
The Social Knowledge Timeline

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Humanities scholarship is becoming increasingly collaborative, participatory, and public facing. As humanists take up digital tools to conduct and share research, larger teams are needed to conduct ever more complex computational tasks. When blending these heterogeneous teams—which may include faculty, librarians, staff, undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and alt-ac contributors—humanists have an ethical responsibility to offer a fair and transparent accounting of research activities. After all, tracing research contributions is necessary for pragmatic issues like authorship, promotion and tenure, and reports to funders. By framing a range of digital humanities practices and methods, Mauro suggests that validating digital scholarship in and out of the academy is dependent on our ability to describe, quantify, and visualize our activities. With a robust method for accounting for these new techniques in digital projects, the humanities is positioned to shape an ethical collaborative and experimental methodology across the academy. In doing so, Mauro will describe how the Social Knowledge Timeline, a new tool currently under development at Penn State, offers a means to capture complex narratives that constitute the organic and nuanced unfolding of humanities research.

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Aaron Mauro

Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and English, Penn State Behrend

Saturday March 18, 2017 10:15am - 10:45am
Room 105

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