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Colloquium on Scholarly Communications: The Humanities in and for the Digital Age (Updated 1/29/14)

10:30 am – noon, Thursday, January 23 (2014), Bender Library Training and Events Room

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The spread of digital technologies has presented scholars in the humanities with some extraordinary opportunities, as well as a few challenges, not least for their modes of communicating with one another. This talk will explore some of the changes taking place in the humanities today and their implications for scholars and their institutions. How are humanists' ways of thinking about scholarly communication changing as we do more and more of our work on digital platforms? How might these changes shed light on similar opportunities and challenges across the disciplines?

Speaker Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association, Professor of Media Studies (on leave) at Pomona College, and Visiting Research Professor of English at NYU. She is author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy, published in 2011 by NYU Press and previously made available for open peer review online, and of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television, published in 2006 by Vanderbilt University Press. She is co-founder of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons, where she has led a number of experiments in open peer review and other innovations in scholarly publishing.

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