In November 2014, Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, hosted its first annual international digital scholarship conference. The theme of the conference was “Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Faculty Research.”
Over the course of three days, the conference brought together over 150 scholar-practitioners from 44 institutions engaged in collaborative digital scholarship in research and teaching. Through papers, roundtables, and an interactive poster session, we explored a range of collaborations: between institutions of higher education; across disciplines; between faculty, librarians, and technologists; and between faculty and students. For more on the conference, please see the schedule archive with linked abstracts for each presentation and our keynotes by Christopher P. Long and Zeynep Tufekci.
Bucknell is a private liberal arts university located alongside the historic Susquehanna River in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. At Bucknell “Digital Scholarship” is defined as any scholarly activity that makes extensive use of one or more of the new possibilities for teaching, learning and research opened up by the unique affordances of digital media. These include, but are not limited to, new forms of collaboration, new forms of publication, and new methods for visualizing and analyzing data.