Join us at the University of Edinburgh on 17 May 2017 for the sixth annual Digital Day of Ideas, a day symposium showcasing the best of recent work in digital scholarship which gives members of the university community the opportunity to connect with others working on digital scholarship.
As well as keynotes from scholars at the forefront of the digital humanities, participants will have the opportunity to try out some digital tools for themselves with hands-on workshops.
The Day will be held at the Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, ED8 9JS. Attendance is free, and all members of staff and postgraduate students are welcome: booking is now open.
Professor Susan Brown, Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Digital Scholarship (University of Guelph/University of Alberta)
[Title and abstract TBA]
Dr Jen Ross, Senior Lecturer in Digital Education and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education (University of Edinburgh): “Learning with Digital Provocations”
One of the most significant tensions in the convergence of technology and education is how the promise/threat of ‘disruption’ comes up against theories, practices and structures of formal and informal education. Disruption in educational technology contexts has come to be aligned with neo-liberal discourses of efficiency, enhancement, personalisation, scale and automation; and we can be forgiven for cynicism about its critical and creative potential in education. This talk aims to reanimate the debate by reframing disruption in terms of inventiveness, provocation, uncertainty and the concept of ‘not-yetness’. Focusing on the recent AHRC-funded Artcasting project, and with other examples drawn from the work of the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh, it argues that inventive digital approaches can help us develop critical responses to assumptions about the role of the digital in contexts including higher education, museums and galleries.
- An Introduction to Digital Manufacture (Mike Boyd, uCreate Studio, Edinburgh)
- Introduction to Databases, with MariaDB & Navicat (Bridget Moynihan, Edinburgh)
- Learning to Code with Python (Xavier Rubio-Campillo, Edinburgh)
- Obtaining and Working with Facebook Data (Simon Yuill)
- An Introduction to Working on the Command Line (Ben Soares, EDINA)
- Bring Your Own Research: A Data and Digital Conundrums Clinic (Lisa Otty, EDINA)
Programme (subject to change)
|9am||Coffee & registration|
|9.30am||Keynote 1: Susan Brown|
|11am||Keynote 2: Jen Ross|
|1pm||Workshops (parallel sessions)|
Participants will need to register for workshops separately: more details and booking links will be announced shortly.
Book your place at the 2017 Digital Day of Ideas through Eventbrite here.