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This wiki space contains archival documentation of Project Bamboo, April 2008 - March 2013.

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For context on the nature and purpose of Theme Groups, as well as a complete list of Theme Groups and their definitions, please visit this page's parent, Theme Groups

Scholarly activities listed as part of each Theme Group are harvested from contributions to Themes pages during the community design period between Workshop One and Workshop Two. Lists of scholarly activities are not intended or expected to be comprehensive. Making the included activities more comprehensive and defining each at an appropriate level of detail is expected to be an activity of working groups in the period between Workshops Two and Three.


"Engage" encompasses activities related to engagement with communities outside the institutionally-defined bounds of "formal" scholarship. It may be reasonable and appropriate to consider this theme-group a close relative - or even a subset of - the "Share/Publish" theme group; as such, many of the activities listed in "Share/Publish" may also belong in this theme group if they are directed outside the institution(s) of formal scholarship.

Included Themes

Scholarly Activities in this Theme Group

  • In exchange for a community's or an individual's contribution to a scholarly project, open privileged access to the project to the contributor(s)
  • Solicit feedback from a "source" individual or community on the scholarship performed on artifacts or experience they contributed to a cultural corpus
  • Engaging a broad community in non-automatable tasks involving disambiguation or correction of data
  • Perform in public (e.g., read, dance, lecture, exhibit, mount a theatre production, play music)
  • Frame scholarly research or teaching in a community service project/context
  • Tailor a teaching syllabus to complement research
  • Explain to the public why and how work of humanists matters
  • Provide a mechanism for a broader public to find scholarly artifacts in which they are interested (cf. the "Discover" theme group)
  • Engage "non-traditional" schools as scholarly colleagues and scholarly audiences
  • Expose digital archives of cultural artifacts to a broad public
  • Teach research to students inside and outside the academy