News Release: Arts and Humanities, Research, Teaching

Apr. 22,  2010

Going Digital: Emory Conference to Focus on New Forms of Scholarship

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Trends in digital humanities research and knowledge development will be the focus of  "Knowledge Futures: Discontinuities, Disruptions and Possibilities," an Emory University public forum April 26.

The one-day conference brings together interdisciplinary scholars from around the world to discuss transformations and emerging practices of the digital age in research and scholarship, media practices, and emerging forms of collaboration and communication.

Speakers include:

  • Peter Hopkins, co-founder and president of the online experts forum Big Think
  • Emory music professor Steve Everett
  • Georgia Tech professors Ashwin Ram and Renu Kulkarni
  • Vivek Wadhwa with the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School
  • Social Science Research Network president Gregg Gordon
  • Emory pharmacology professor Ray Dingledine
  • Allen Tullos, American Studies associate professor and co-director of Emory's Digital Scholarship and Media Studies Certificate program
  • JoAnn Winson, program director, IBM Global University Programs.

"In our digital age, we can challenge assumptions about how knowledge is created, how we ‘curate' content, how we share knowledge and how we learn. Ours is a remix era, where new skills and capabilities for the user as knowledge creator and as media consumer are different," says Goizueta Business School professor Benn Konsynski, co-leader of the forum. "Geography is not a barrier. Language is not a barrier. Proximity in time and space are not always an advantage."

Konsynski, George S. Craft Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management, along with Holli Semetko, vice provost of international affairs, and Rick Luce, vice provost of University Libraries, are spearheading the forum.

Knowledge Futures is an ongoing project at Emory sponsored by The Halle Institute and Goizueta Business School that seeks to bring together thought leaders from a variety of disciplines to discuss new and changing models of knowledge management.

Review the full schedule, register for the forum

The forum will consider how learning may happen in the future and how technology is affecting research and scholarship, shaping digital citizenship and engaging students and faculty. For the full schedule at the Halle Institute.

The forum is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Sessions begin at 8 a.m. and run until 5:30 p.m. in the Boynton Auditorium of the Goizueta Business School. For more information, call 404.727.6698.

The event is sponsored by The Halle Institute, the Robert W. Woodruff Library, Goizueta Business School, Emory's Office of the Provost, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Laney Graduate School, the Mellon Foundation and other external sponsors.

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Originally posted on April 20, 2010


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