What Is Your Project? A Workshop Series

Co-Presented with the Digital Humanities Publishing Project.

Session 1: What Is My Research Question in Multimedia?

Monday, Sept 18, Noon-3 pm
Ethics Center Commons (Room 102)

Cheryl Ball, associate professor of digital publishing studies, West Virginia University, and editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy

Ball will guide faculty through the beginnings of a discernment process, with the aim of drafting a project profile that clarifies identity and format. Bring a half-page (at least) of half-baked ideas and thoughts. We will begin to give them form.

  • Part 1 – 1 hour lecture over lunch
  • Part 2 – 2 hour workshop for a smaller group (15 participants, first-come, first served)

Session 2: Publishing Makerspace Design Charette

Thursday, Nov 2, 1:30-4:30 pm
Room 360, Atwood Chemistry Building

Sylvia Miller, senior program manager, Publishing Innovations, and publications manager, Humanities Futures, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University 

Sylvia Miller will lead a design charrette for two digital monograph projects in development by Emory faculty.

The Publishing Makerspace design charrette, modeled on the charrettes used in urban planning projects, offers a holistic approach to generating digital scholarship for publication. It seeks to integrate the traditional book-writing process within a larger publishing ecosystem that includes other outputs, such as archives of raw data, digital artifacts, and visualizations. This model embraces the work of digital librarians, archivists, mapping and visualization experts, data miners, designers, editors, software developers, and others in a collaborative spirit of content creation.

In this session María Carrion (Comparative Literature, ECAS) and Molly McGehee (English, Oxford College), whose projects are in the planning/proposal stages, will offer brief presentations of their work to date and participate in a discussion of project development that includes intended and multiple audiences, planned modes and tools, and potential outputs. The audience will be invited to contribute their ideas as well; multiple perspectives and types of expertise are welcome. 

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