More than 30 faculty, librarians, and instructional technologists gathered for the NAC&U Digital Scholarship Workshop at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, in October.
Faculty in attendance came from a variety of disciplines including Religion, Journalism, English (and related fields such as writing), History, Biology, Management, Philosophy, Education, Foreign Language and Literature, and Graphic Design.
The framework for the conference was designed by Rebecca Frost Davis, director of instructional and emerging technology, St. Edward’s University; David Salomon, professor of English and director of the general education program and undergraduate research, The Sage Colleges; and Mary Isbell, assistant professor of English and director of the first-year writing program, University of New Haven. Organizers followed a THATCamp format in which attendees created sessions based on topics proposed on the spot. The workshop also included presentations on current digital scholarship projects and tools that attendees have used to support digital scholarship.
Several projects, including research and teaching collaborations, are now in development. One example is an annotated electronic scholarly edition of William Wordsworth’s “Tintern Abbey” which will be collaboratively developed in Spring 2017 by students in Maeve Adams’ Literary Research students at Manhattan College and David Salomon’s senior seminar students at Russell Sage College. In addition, librarians who attended the workshop are moving forward with creating a constituency group, similar to those already established within NAC&U.
Funded by a grant from The Teagle Foundation, NAC&U provided both administrative and financial support for the conference.