Final Reflection

In the last three years, I have tried to engage in the Digital Humanities in three ways. When I first applied to graduate school at MSU and visited the campus I was told about LEADR and MATRIX. Having run more than my share of blogs and websites into complete silence in the past, the presence […]

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HASTAC Revision

Rubric: Context and argument: What is the object of study and why is it important? Is it original? How is this project particularly suited to the digital medium? How and what does the project contribute to the field at large? Does the website have an interpretative element? Evidence/sources:What kind of evidence does the project showcase? How and […]

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On scholarly communication

Scholarly communication has fundamentally been altered in the digital realm. On the one hand, digital scholarship is far more accessible in format (and sometimes language too) than traditional academic scholarship (note also no paywalls). One of the most prominent examples of publicly engaged scholarship is the Network in Canadian History and Environment(NiCHE). Established in 2004 by […]

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Open access?

Open access is an important if contentious issue in academia. At its most fundamental level, open access raises questions about the value of academic labor in an increased market-oriented academic economy. It does not question that academic production comes at a cost; it questions if that cost needs to be necessarily passed on to the […]

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