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Publicizing the Humanities

Definition

This theme has been merged into Humanities Outreach and is now closed for edits. Please make any further changes on that theme's page.

How can we make the Humanities more visible on campus, and more relevant to the public at large?


 

Name(s)

Institution(s)

Proposed/originated by:

Quinn Dombrowski

University of Chicago

Current facilitator(s)

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What tools, standards, organizations, or efforts exist in this area of scholarly practice?

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Description - what is it?

URL or other reference

sound_byte_name_or_description (your_name)

summary_description (your_name)

http://www.interesting_thing.org


What tools, standards, organizations, or efforts are missing from this area of scholarly practice?

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Description - what is it?

URL or other reference

sound_byte_name_or_description (your_name)

summary_description (your_name)

http://www.interesting_thing.org


What part of this area of scholarly practice is within Project Bamboo scope, and why?

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Description - what is it?

Why is it in scope?

sound_byte_name_or_description (your_name)

summary_description (your_name)

explanation_of_why_in_scope (your_name)


What part of this area of scholarly practice is outside Project Bamboo scope, and why?

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Description - what is it?

Why is it out of scope?

sound_byte_name_or_description (your_name)

summary_description (your_name)

explanation_of_why_out_of_scope (your_name)


References

References (e.g., material from Workshop 1 notes or flipcharts)

Contributor

  • Can Bamboo help legitimize the Humanities? By revealing and making transparent some of the practices. And share in this. (Ex. 1 scribe notes, 1b-F)
  • More transparent support for the scholarly process; e.g., embed data and methods inside papers to support replication and model the scholarly process as part of the work product. Increase campus awareness of new humanities; Increase competitiveness of humanities w/natural sciences in campus allocation decisions¬†(Ex. 1 scribe notes, 1b-G)
  • Explaining to the public why and how work of humanists matters ... to make sure there is public support for funding agencies like the NEH ... but does drive toward relevance dilute the intellectual value of a scholar's work. Oddity of humanities scholarship is that it operates in a way that values scarcity: a thing that is little studied is of more value than something that has been thoroughly chewed over. (Ex. 4 scribe notes, 1b-C)

Quinn Dombrowski

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