Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference: 14-16 November 2014

Call for Proposals

Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its first annual international digital scholarship conference. The theme of the conference is “Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Faculty Research” with the goal of gathering a broad community of scholar-practitioners engaged in collaborative digital scholarship in research and teaching.

This conference will bring together a broad community of scholar-practitioners engaged in collaborative digital scholarship in research and teaching. We encourage presentations that emphasize 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.

Submission topics may include but are not limited to: engaging with space and place; creating innovative teaching and learning environments; perspectives on implications for the individual’s own research and pedagogy within the institutional landscape, etc.  Presentations may take the form of interactive presentations, short papers, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, or lightning talks.

If you are interested in submitting a presentation proposal, please submit a 250 word abstract including the title of your presentation, the name of your institution as well as those of presenters to http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=budsc2014

The deadline for proposals is August 15, 2014.

If you have questions or would like more information about the submission process, please email conference coordinator Diane Jakacki: diane.jakacki@bucknell.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.

Micro Grants

Bucknell Digital Research Assistant Funding Application Library & IT has established a grant funding pilot program designed to support faculty-student digital research during the Academic Year.  These micro grants, made possible in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, are designed to encourage ongoing digital research projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences within the academic year (August – May) and will pay faculty-identified student research assistants over a specific period of time at a competitive hourly wage (compared with other on-campus employment opportunities) that is commensurate with their prior experience and abilities. Grant funding can be used for one […]

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2016 Summer Grants Awarded

Mellon and Technology Implementation Grants Awarded Bucknell faculty members and students have been awarded summer grants through Bucknell’s Andrew W. Mellon and L&IT Technology Integration grants. Course Design Recipients Six faculty members have received course design stipends that support their efforts to create new courses or modify existing courses to include significant digital scholarship assignments, modules, or projects.  Kat Lecky (English) ENG 250: Gaming Renaissance London: Exploring the Common Spaces of the Literary City. This course will explore the humble origins of Renaissance England’s “Great Books” by surveying digitized primary archival materials and georeferencing them with Norden’s 1593 pocket map […]

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2015 Summer Grants Awarded

Mellon and Technology Implementation Grants Awarded Bucknell faculty members and students have been awarded 2015 summer grants through Bucknell’s Andrew W. Mellon and L&IT Technology Integration grants. Course Design Recipients: Five faculty members have received course design stipends that support their efforts to create new courses or modify existing courses to include significant digital scholarship assignments, modules, or projects. Elizabeth Armstrong (East Asian Studies) JAPN 101: Beginning Japanese. Armstrong will focus on how to emphasize grammar in cultural context through the incorporation of enhanced digital and multimedia assignment components. Rich Crago (Civil & Environmental Engineering) CENG 421: (Hydrology): Targeting Key […]

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Funding Opportunities

Bucknell’s Library & Information Technology provides various funding opportunities for faculty and students interested in digital scholarship: Course Design Grants These stipends provide course development support to faculty members who are creating new courses that teach students how to use digital technologies, and modifying existing courses to include significant digital scholarship lessons, modules, or projects. Faculty receive $4000 Summer Research Grants These stipends fulfill an important component of our digital scholarship initiative in which faculty work with students to develop a productive cycle of teaching and research in digital scholarship, collaborating on the creation of new knowledge that can subsequently lead to […]

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Technology Integration Grants Awarded!

In support of the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on Integrating Open Educational Resources and Residential Learning, Library & Information Technology, through the support of the Office of the Provost, funded and is consulting with four faculty on course design or redesign projects centered around open educational resources. Integration Grant Recipients “Web-based Gaming to Teach Stereochemistry” (Dee Ann Casteel, Chemistry) Professor Casteel will begin the development of a web-based game for mastering concepts in stereochemistry. Students often play games by choice and will find motivation to proceed through levels of difficulty to achieve a new personal high score, for […]

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2014 Mellon Summer Grants Awarded!

As part of the $700,000 four-year digital scholarship grant Bucknell has received from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, four course design and six summer research project grants have been awarded for Summer 2014. Mellon Course Design stipends fulfill a primary objective of the grant, whereby Bucknell will provide course development support to faculty members who are creating new courses that teach students how to use digital technologies, and modifying existing courses to include significant digital scholarship lessons, modules, or projects. Mellon Summer Research Project stipends fulfill an important expectation of the grant, in which faculty work with students to develop […]

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Hybrid Learning Techniques

Bucknell professors are using digital technology to share their expertise with students in new and innovative ways. One method involves using digital video to explain ideas outside of class time. Philosophy professor Jason Leddington has used this technique to great effect in a class on the philosophy of consciousness. You can see more of his engaging video lectures on his YouTube channel.

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Teaching Spatial Thinking About Public Policy

To prepare for her residential college class, entitled “The Future is Now,” Economics Professor Amy Wolaver worked with GIS specialist Janine Glathar and two student researchers to build a set of digital maps exploring health care costs and outcomes in Pennsylvania. These maps helped the class engage with the task of “he task of asking & answering spatial questions about variation in healthcare use in Pennsylvania.”

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Our American Dreams Project

Students in Melissa Rock’s Cultural Geography class completed audio podcasts that explored “the concept of the “American Dream” through a cultural geography lens.” The unique work completed by each student group powerfully demonstrated their understanding of the “numerous struggles for inclusion and belonging in a diverse American landscape.”  Listen to an introduction to the project below, or browse the class website to hear the rest of the student work.

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