Week 9 (Digital Archives, Digital Scholarship)

Visitor: Paddy Fumerton, Professor of English, UC-Santa Barbara, and Director of the UCSB English Broadside Ballad Archive

Topic: Digital archives and digital scholarship

Readings: Fumerton article distributed via e-mail.

Daniel J. Cohen, “The Social Contract of Scholarly Publishing” in Debates in the Digital Humanities. Think in particular about the claim he makes in his conclusion about the place of curation in Digital Humanities. How does the matter of curation inflect the ways we respond to these digital archives? And what is the relationship between curation and scholarship?

Spend a few minutes looking through the Walt Whitman Archive, which we read about last week.

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