Upcoming event: 10/10 – Conversations in Digital Scholarship

The Scholars’ Collaborative at the University of Connecticut Libraries is hosting a series of talks: Conversations in Digital Scholarship series during the 2014-15 year. The next event will be “Teaching Collaborations: Public History with WordPress” – Dr. Clarissa Ceglio on October 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm. The talk will take place on level 4 of Homer Babbidge Library.

In her talk, Dr. Ceglio will explore the following:

How do we teach collaboration, and what does collaboration teach us? These questions are core concerns of those engaged in the Digital Humanities, Public History, or at the intersections of both. Using the example of ConnecticutHistory.org, Ceglio will share how she and colleagues have utilized WordPress, a popular platform for web publishing, as a space for inter-university teaching collaborations and for engaging students, at the undergraduate and high school levels, in collaborative writing projects for public audiences. Ceglio will also reflect on what community-based collaborations have taught her about web-based public history projects. ConnecticutHistory.org, a project of Connecticut Humanities, is an award-winning re-imagining of the traditional state encyclopedia co-developed with members of UConn’s Digital Media & Design Department’s Digital Media Center.

Additional speakers will be added for the spring semester. Please join us and feel free to distribute this information to your colleagues and students.

If you have questions, please contact Anna Kijas (anna.kijas at uconn.edu), Scholars’ Collaborative Coordinator.