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Professor Ray Siemens: open scholarship foundations, nurture and sustenance

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This is the second of two lectures by Leverhulme Visiting Professor, Professor Ray Siemens.

Open scholarship foundations, nurture and sustenance: establishing and maintaining structures for productive dialogue among academics and between academics and an engaged public.

The talk considers foundations pertinent for establishing, encouraging, and sustaining open scholarship that speaks both to academic specialists and socially-/societally-engaged members of the public.

Open social scholarship involves creating and disseminating research and research technologies to a broad audience of specialists and active non-specialists in ways that are accessible and significant to everyone. Those who subscribe to its practice engage it across research, service, and teaching activities.

Professor Siemens traces its conceptual roots in open access and open scholarship movements, the digital humanities’ methodological commons and community of practice, grassroots teaching and training initiatives, contemporary online practices, and public facing “citizen scholarship,” with a practice-oriented mandate. 

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 a Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities. Trained as an Early Modern English scholar, he has a cross-appointment in Computer Science, and he held a Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing (2004-15). 

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