Leverhulme Lecture - Professor Ray Siemens

LDN.1.04, Loughborough University London

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Professor Siemens' talk explores emerging and evolving possibilities for academic work in a public context mediated by new technologies and the approaches they facilitate, drawing on the foundational and conceptual impulses of the digital humanities and those of open social scholarship.

Core examples are drawn from experience with A Social Edition of the Devonshire Manuscript (BL Add 17492), its publication of record being on the public-facing Wikibooks platform, with academic-oriented publication in book form by Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies (2015). Discussion considers ways to situate academic work for engagement by academic specialists and interested members of the public, and to engage an audience that may be drawn to that work consisting of members of the public and academic specialists.

The Leverhulme lecture is open to all, though advance booking is required. Book your place.

About Professor Ray Siemens

Professor Ray Siemens has pioneered the field of Digital Humanities, showing the way towards collaborative, transformative, interdisciplinary scholarship and pedagogy.

He is the architect of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria (UVic) in Canada, where he is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities.

Professor Ray Siemens is visiting Loughborough University for three months from the University of Victoria in Canada on the prestigious Leverhulme Visiting Professorship award.

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