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December 12: DH & Grad Ed–Bethany Nowviskie (UVa) on “The Praxis Program at the Scholar’s Lab”

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    Please join us for our final meeting of the semester on Monday, December 12, 6:30-8:30pm at the CUNY Graduate Center (Room 9204) for an exciting session on Digital Humanities and Graduate Education:

    Bethany Nowviskie, ”The Praxis Program at the Scholars’ Lab.”

    Praxis is a radical re-imagining of the methodological training offered to graduate students in the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library. Alongside our well-established program for Grad Fellows in Digital Humanities, six new students are apprenticing with us to design and build Prism, a tool for “crowd-sourced” textual analysis, visualization, and interpretation. Our goal — as we test a hands-on curriculum live and in public — is to spark conversation about methodological training in the humanities. How should we prepare the next generation of knowledge workers for emerging faculty positions and alternative academic careers?

    Readings/Links:

    http://praxis.scholarslab.org/
    http://nowviskie.org/2011/praxis-and-prism/
    http://www.uvasci.org/current-institute/ (see this year’s full report: http://www.uvasci.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/SCI9-report.pdf )
    http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/alt-ac/ (see especially Bethany’s introduction: “Two Tramps in Mud Time” http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/alt-ac/pieces/introduction-two-tramps-mud-time )

    Bethany Nowviskie is director of digital research and scholarship at the University of Virginia Library Scholars’ Lab and associate director of the Scholarly Communication Institute. She is the editor of #Alt-Academy: Alternative Careers for Humanities Scholars.

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