Reviewing, Revising, and Refining Open Social Scholarship: Australasia

An Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Partnership & Canadian-Australian Partnership for Open Scholarship (CAPOS) Online Event 
16 November 2022, 1pm-3pm (AEDT)
online | #CAPOS22

Registration for this online event is required. We are grateful to the Canadian-Australian Partnership for Open Scholarship, the INKE Partnership, the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the University of Newcastle for facilitating free registration for all. Please note that registration will generate a unique zoomf link so if your friends or colleagues would like to attend they should register for access!

Registration link: bit.ly/RRR-OSS-AUS-reg

Live events will take place synchronously at the following times:

  • Australasian timezones: November 16, 1pm-3pm AEDT (Sydney) / 3pm-5pm NZDT (Auckland)
  • Canadian timezones: November 15, 6pm-8pm PST (Vancouver) / 9pm-11pm EST (Toronto)

Pre-recorded lightning talks will be available from November 2 on for viewing.

For community guidelines, please see our Statement of Ethics and Inclusion, collaboratively developed by the Digital Humanities Summer Institute community.


Program

n.b. Program is current as of 31 October 2022.

1pm-1.05pm, Acknowledgement of country
1.05pm-1.15pm, Welcome to event, Ray Siemens (U Victoria), Rachel Hendery (Western Sydney U), and Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria)
1.15pm-2.10pm, Featured speaker, Tim Sherratt (U Canberra), “DIY Infrastructure – Building the GLAM Workbench” [Abstract]
Chair: Rachel Hendery (Western Sydney U)

2.10pm-2.15pm, break 
2.15pm-2.35pm, Lightning talk session #1, Recent Movements in Open Scholarship
Facilitator: Brigid van Wanrooy (Analysis & Policy Observatory)

  • Jenny Fewster (Australian Research Data Commons), “Creating an Australian HASS and Indigenous Research Data Commons” [Abstract] [Recording]
  • Graham Jensen (U Victoria), “Connecting Researchers and Research Communities: (Re)introducing the Canadian Humanities and Social Sciences Commons” [Abstract] [Recording]
  • Stefan Glowacki (U Amsterdam), “‘Media Art on Wikipedia’: Within the Digital Ecology of Knowledge” [Abstract] [Recording]
  • Zhiwei Wang (U Edinburgh), “Being Chinese Online – Discursive (Re)production of Internet-Mediated Chinese National Identity” [Abstract] [Recording]
  • Caroline Winter (UVic), “Building Community with the Open Scholarship Policy Observatory” [Abstract] [Recording]

2.35pm-2.55pm, Lightning talk session #2, Open Scholarship Challenges 
Facilitator: Tully Barnett (Flinders U)

  • Ian Duncan (Australian Research Data Commons), “Sharing is Caring? Approaches to Addressing Research on Sensitive Data” [Abstract]
  • Jon Saklofske (Acadia U), “Imagining Ourselves Otherwise:  Performance Metrics as Detrimental to Open Social Scholarship” [Abstract] [Recording]
  • Paul Arthur and Lydia Hearn (Edith Cowan U), “Altmetrics in the Humanities” [Abstract] [Recording]
  • Freyja van den Boom (U Ottawa), “Unmanned Futures, the Study Of and Through Arts-based Research on AI” [Abstract]
  • Randa El Khatib (U Toronto), “The Impacts and Challenges of Digital Pedagogy in an Increasingly Open Culture” [Abstract] [Recording]

2.55pm-3pm, Closing

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Call for Proposals

Proposals Due: 11 October 2022 via bit.ly/RRR-OSS-AUS

What constitutes “knowledge”? It depends on who you ask.

Proponents of increasing knowledge diversity in the academic sphere suggest that there are many overlapping knowledges: social, cultural, ancestral, scientific, familial, personal, scholarly, historical, tribal, and more. How do we ensure that digital research infrastructure under development is flexible enough to support diverse knowledges while standardized enough to ensure interoperability and sustainability? How can we facilitate multilingual digital scholarship using cutting-edge technological approaches without flattening culture and nuance? This is, perhaps, the conflict between the Zapatista concept of the pluriverse as articulated by Arturo Escobar, which upholds values of community autonomy, multiplicity, and relationality, and Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse, which collapses individual experience and knowledge making into a corporate-controlled and profit-generating world. In a 2019 ScholarLed blogpost, Yasmeen Shorish and Leslie Chan call contemporary scholarly communication a “monolithic system,” one that has been “effective in colonizing the world of knowledge, and allowing powerful institutions and corporations in the Global North to continue their dominance, while further deepening the asymmetrical hierarchy and epistemic divide in global scholarly communications.” Shorish and Chan argue that by moving away from totalizing gestures toward “autonomous, community-governed local initiatives [and] a network of solidarity for truly diverse and inclusive scholarly communication” we might resist knowledge homogeneity and epistemic injustice.

We will continue these conversations at Reviewing, Revising, and Refining Open Social Scholarship: Australasia, the fourth annual conference of the Canadian-Australian Partnership for Open Scholarship (CAPOS). This online event will be hosted at and broadcasted from the University of Newcastle, AUS (16 November 2022).

Reviewing, Revising, and Refining Open Social Scholarship seeks to highlight open social scholarship activities, infrastructure, research, dissemination, and policies. The INKE Partnership has described open social scholarship as creating and disseminating research and research technologies to a broad, interdisciplinary audience of specialists and non-specialists in ways that are both accessible and significant. At Reviewing, Revising, and Refining Open Social Scholarship we will consider how to model open social scholarship practices and behaviour, as well as pursue the following guiding themes:

  • Community: How do we best foster humanities and social sciences research, development, community building, and engagement through online, omnipresent, and open community spaces?
  • Training: How can we adapt existing training opportunities and develop new opportunities in emerging areas to meet academic, partner, and public needs for open scholarship training?
  • Connection: How can humanities and social sciences researchers collaborate more closely with the general public? What are the best ways to bring the public into our work, as well as for bringing our work to the public?
  • Policy: How do we ensure that research on pressing open scholarship topics is accessible to a diverse public, including those who develop organizational or national policy?

We invite you to register for this event to join the conversation and mobilize collaboration in and around digital scholarship, with specific focus on:

  • open social scholarship now and in future
  • knowledge diversity, epistemic injustice, and knowledge equity
  • multilingual digital scholarship
  • community building, engagement, and mobilization
  • collaboration and partnership for shared initiatives and activities
  • digital scholarly production
  • open access and open technologies
  • knowledge sharing and preservation
  • alternative academic publishing practices
  • FAIR and CARE principles for data
  • digital research infrastructure
  • social knowledge creation
  • stakeholder roles and activities
  • social media
  • public humanities
  • research data management
  • AI for humanistic pursuit

We invite proposals for lightning papers that address these and other issues pertinent to research in the area, as well as proposals for relevant project demonstrations. Proposals should contain a title, an abstract (of approximately 250 words, plus list of works cited), and the names, affiliations, and website URLs of presenters. Please send proposals on or before 11 October via bit.ly/RRR-OSS-AUS

This action-oriented program is geared toward leaders and learners from all fields and arenas, including academic and non-academic researchers, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, librarians and archivists, publishers, members of scholarly and professional associations and consortia, open source practitioners and developers, industry liaisons, community groups, and other stakeholders. Aligned with the upcoming Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) gathering in January 2023 and building on previous INKE-hosted events in Whistler and Victoria (2014-21), the 2019 CAPOS conference, and our combined, online INKE-CAPOS conferences (December 2020 & 2021), we hope to simultaneously formalize connections across fields and open up different ways of thinking about the pragmatics and possibilities of digital scholarship.

Reviewing, Revising, and Refining Open Social Scholarship events include:

  • Featured talk by Tim Sherratt (U Canberra)
  • Lightning talks session, where authors speak on previously-circulated 4-5 minute talk recordings, followed by a brief discussion (talks may be conceptual, theoretical, application-oriented, and more)
  • Next Steps conversation, to articulate in a structured setting what we will do together in the future

Reviewing, Revising, and Refining Open Social Scholarship is sponsored by the INKE Partnership, CAPOS, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Please consider joining us for what is sure to be a dynamic discussion!

This program is organized by Ray Siemens, Alyssa Arbuckle, Jon Bath, Rachel Hendery, and Tully Barnett, on behalf of our international Advisory Board and Group.

Advisory Board
Representatives from: Advanced Research Consortium, Analysis and Policy Observatory, Australasian Association for Digital Humanities, Australian Research Data Commons, Canadian Association of Learned Journals, Canadian Association of Research Libraries / Association des bibliothèques de recherche du Canada, Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing, Canadian Research Knowledge Network / Réseau canadien de documentation pour la recherche, Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory / Le collaboratoire scientifique des écrits du Canada, Compute Canada / Calcul Canada, Council of Australian University Librarians, Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative, Deans of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, DH Downunder, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Edith Cowan U, Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (UVic), Érudit, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Humanities Data Lab (U Ottawa), Iter, J.E. Halliwell Associates, Open Access Australasia, Public Knowledge Project, Simon Fraser University Library, University of Newcastle, University of Sydney Digital Humanities Research Group, University of Victoria Libraries, Western Sydney University Digital Humanities Research Group, and Voyant Tools, among others.

Advisory Group
Clare Appavoo (Canadian Research Knowledge Network), Alyssa Arbuckle (UVic), Paul Arthur (Edith Cowan U), Jon Bath (U Saskatchewan), Hugh Craig (U Newcastle), Constance Crompton (U Ottawa), Laura Estill (St. Francis Xavier U), Chad Gaffield (U Ottawa), Janet Halliwell (J.E. Halliwell Associates), Rachel Hendery (Western Sydney U), Tanja Niemann (Érudit), Jon Saklofske (Acadia U), Lynne Siemens (UVic), Ray Siemens (UVic), and Michael Sinatra (U Montréal).