Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its second annual digital scholarship conference on November 6-8, 2015. The theme of the conference is “Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Public Scholarship.”

This conference will bring together a broad community of practitioners–faculty, researchers, librarians, educational technologists, and students–engaged in digital scholarship in research and teaching who share a focus on public scholarship. The topic acknowledges the importance of expanding learning experiences beyond the University. Whether privileging research that is public in scope or topic, encouraging work that pursues public impact, or fostering digital literacy skills necessary to create multi-modal projects for public audiences, digital scholarship provides many avenues to consider and reconsider multiple publics.

We encourage presentations that highlight forms of collaboration: between institutions of higher education; across disciplines; between faculty, librarians, and technologists; and between faculty and students. We welcome contributions from scholars, educators, technologists, librarians, administrators, and students who use digital tools and methods, and encourage submissions from emerging and established scholar-practitioners alike, including those who are new to digital collaboration.

Presentations may take the form of interactive presentations, short papers, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, work-in-progress sessions, workshops, or lightning talks.

The deadline for abstracts has passed. If you have questions or would like more information about the conference, please email Emily Sherwood (egs008 at bucknell dot edu).

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.