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18:30 24 January 2012

Inaugural Lecture - Claire Warwick: The monologue in a crowd sourced world: Have digital resources rendered the inaugural lecture obsolete?


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

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Professor Claire Warwick, Head of UCL Department of Information Studies, Director of UCL Centre for Digital Humanities

Digital resources and social media have changed fundamentally the way that we create, share and disseminate information. Digital Humanities (DH) is a collaborative interdiscipline where most research is done in teams. Yet the traditional inaugural lecture emphases the work of an individual: it cannot celebrate the contribution of research groups, users, and the wider DH community, to scholarship. I shall therefore question whether the inaugural lecture remains meaningful in a crowdsourced, DH world and compare its affordances with those of digital resources which allow users, both within and beyond academia, to contribute to and engage with the scholarly process.


Felicity Stafford
+44 (0)207 679 1350 | f.stafford@ucl.ac.uk


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