Reviewing, Revising, and Refining Open Social Scholarship: Canada

An Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Partnership Gathering 17-18 January 2023 Victoria, BC, Canada | #INKEVic23 Registration for this in-person event is required. Although we are unable to stream the entire event live, we will record and stream the featured speakers for this event, Dr. Chad Gaffield, Dr. Jennifer Edmond, and Dr. Constance Crompton. Registration: Pre-circulated papers are available for registrants on the Canadian HSS Commons. For community guidelines, please see our Statement of Ethics and Inclusion, collaboratively developed by the Digital Humanities Summer Institute community.


n.b. Program is current as of 3 January 2023 and is subject to change. All proceedings will take place in Victoria, BC, at the Inn at Laurel Point. Conference proceedings and meetings will occur in the Merino Room (main floor, conference area). Light reception to be held in the Rogers Suite (top floor).

Tuesday January 17th, 8.30am-6pm (main gathering day)

8.30am–9.00am: Registration, coffee & light breakfast fare (provided) 9.00am–9.15am: Territorial acknowledgement, welcome, and introduction to day’s proceedings by Ray Siemens and Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria) 9.15am–10.00am: Featured speaker Chair: Ray Siemens (UVic)

  1. Chad Gaffield (U15), “From Roadmaps to Realizations: Obstacles and Openings on the way to a Digital Commons for Canada” [Abstract]

10.00am–10.15am: Coffee break (provided) 10.15am–10.55am: Lightning session #1 – Open Scholarship & Community Chair: Jon Bath (U Saskatchewan)

  1. Kate Shuttleworth (Simon Fraser U) and Alec Smecher (Public Knowledge Project), “Inclusive Practices in Community-owned Software” [Abstract]
  2. Katie Fanning, Claire Kim, and Jon Saklofske (Acadia U), “Interactive Inspirations: The Case for Incorporating Joy and Play in Open Social Scholarship” [Abstract]
  3. Satwinder Kaur Bains, Thamilini Jothilingam, and Alisa Sohi (U Fraser Valley), “Archives and Open Social Scholarship: Fostering Knowledge Diversity and Equity through Multilingual Knowledge Infrastructures” [Abstract]
  4. Aaron Mauro (Brock U), “Security Culture as an Expression of Values” [Abstract]

10.55am–11.35am: Lightning session #2 – Open Scholarship Technologies & Infrastructures   Chair: Laura Estill (St. Francis Xavier U)

  1. Susan Brown and Kim Martin (U Guelph), “LINCS on the Path Towards Open Scholarship” [Abstract]
  2. Lai-Tze Fan (U Waterloo), “What Constitutes “Knowledge” After Artificial Intelligence (AI)? On Automated Knowledge and AI Epistemologies” [Abstract]
  3. Jason Friedman (Canadian Research Knowledge Network), “Digital Cultural and Heritage Collections of the Future: Enabling Innovative Access and Expanding Research” [Abstract]

11.35am–12.15pm: Lightning session #3 – Open Digital Scholarship Chair: Lynne Siemens (UVic)

  1. Laura Estill (St. Francis Xavier U), “Why DHSI-East?: On Local, Regional, National, and International Digital Humanities and Open Scholarship Training” [Abstract]
  2. Nathalie Cooke and Ronny Litvack-Katzman (McGill U), “Open Times: Considerations for Public Scholarship and Scholarly Research” [Abstract]
  3. Antoine Fauchié, Michael Sinatra, and Marcello Vitali-Rosati (U Montréal), “Exploring New (Digital) Publishing Practices” [Abstract]

12.15pm–1.15pm: Lunch break (provided) 1.15pm–2pm: Featured speaker Chair: John Simpson (U Alberta / ISED)

  1. Jennifer Edmond (DARIAH), “Embracing Open Science at DARIAH-EU” [Abstract]

2pm–2.40pm: Lightning session #4 – Open Scholarship Projects & Initiatives Chair: Tanja Niemann (Érudit)

  1. Deanna Fong and Liza Makarova (Concordia U), “Open Intimate Sociality: The Fred Wah Digital Archive” [Abstract]
  2. Brent Nelson (University of Saskatchewan), Jesse Sharpe (Houghton University), Matthew Sherman (Drexel University), Joel Salt (University of Saskatchewan), Constantine Kaoukakis (University of Saskatchewan), and Miguel Dela Pena (University of Saskatchewan), “No Journal is an Island: The John Donne Journal and the Possibilities of Open Access” [Abstract]
  3. Alessandra Bordini (Simon Fraser U), “From Private Circles to Public Circulation: Aldus Manutius and the Emergence of the ‘Public Sphere’ in Renaissance Italy” [Abstract]
  4. Joey Takeda, Leith Davis, and the Lyon in Mourning Team (Simon Fraser U), “Building Networks: The Lyon in Mourning Project and Institutional Collaborations” [Abstract]

2.40pm–3.20pm: Lightning session #5 – Digital Commons and Networks for Knowledge Production  Chair: Alyssa Arbuckle (UVic)

  1. Graham Jensen (U Victoria), “Connecting Researchers and Research Communities: (Re)introducing the Canadian Humanities and Social Sciences Commons” [Abstract]
  2. Julia Bullard (U British Columbia), “Describing the HSS Commons: The View from Metadata” [Abstract]
  3. Evan Rees, Kim Martin, and Susan Brown (U Guelph), “Interfacing: Investigating the Adoption of Non-Humanities Tools by Humanities Projects” [Abstract]

3.20pm–3.35pm: Coffee break (provided) 3.35pm–4.05pm: Lightning session #6 – Reflecting on Open Scholarship Chair: Jon Saklofske (Acadia U)

  1. Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria) and Katina Rogers (Inkcap Collective), “Public Works: Ecological Inspiration for Equitable Knowledge Production” [Abstract]
  2. Alison J. Moore, Lupin Battersby, Sophie E. Ashton (Simon Fraser U), “Put Your KM Where Your CV Is: Reporting and Assessing Knowledge Mobilization Activities in Curriculum Vitae and Tenure Promotion Review” [Abstract]
  3. Bailey McAlister (Georgia State U), “Rhetoric, Research, and Revolution: A Rhetorical Analysis of Post-2020 Wine Narratives” [Abstract]
  4. Lynne Siemens (U Victoria), “I Stayed for the Community: Collaboration and Community in an Open Social Scholarship Research Project” [Abstract]

4.05pm–4.50pm: Featured speaker Chair: Clare Appavoo (Canadian Research Knowledge Network)

  1. Constance Crompton (U Ottawa), “Infrastructure for Us When Infrastructure is Us: Training and Mentoring to Sustain and Share Open Social Scholarship” [Abstract]

4.50pm–4.55pm: 2023 Open Scholarship Awards announcement by Lisa Goddard (U Victoria) 4.55pm–5pm: Closing comments & wrap-up by Ray Siemens and Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria) 5pm–6pm: Light reception (provided; Rogers Suite)

Wednesday January 18th, 8.30am-11am – INKE Partnership meeting (by invitation only)

8.30am-9am: Coffee & light breakfast fare (provided) 9am-9.05am: Welcome and introduction to day’s proceedings

  • Ray Siemens and Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria)

9.05am-10am: INKE Partnership Clusters update on recent initiatives

  • Lynne Siemens (U Victoria) and Tanja Niemann (Érudit) – Policy cluster, including the Open Scholarship Policy Observatory
  • Laura Estill (St Francis Xavier U) and Constance Crompton (U Ottawa) – Training cluster, including the Canadian Certificate in Digital Humanities and Open/Social/Digital Humanities Pedagogy, Training, and Mentorship conference at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute
  • Ray Siemens and Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria) – Connection cluster, including the Canadian Humanities & Social Sciences Commons and the Open Scholarship Press
  • Jon Bath (U Saskatchewan) and Jon Saklofske (Acadia U) – Community cluster, including Public Digital Scholarship Prototypes & Initiatives

10am-10.45am: Next Steps & Pragmatics conversation

  • Ray Siemens and Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria)

10.45am-11.00am: Wrap-up   ***

Call for Proposals

Proposals Due: 11 October 2022 via 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: Canada, the 10th annual Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Partnership winter gathering in Victoria, CAN (17-18 January 2023). Please note that although this is an in-person event we are exploring options for virtual presentation and participation should COVID-related travel and meeting restrictions come into place at the time of the event and for those who are unable to attend in person. 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. Longer papers for lightning talks will be solicited after proposal acceptance for circulation in advance of the gathering. Please send proposals on or before 11 October via 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 online Canadian-Australian Partnership for Open Scholarship (CAPOS) conference in November 2022 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 talks by Chad Gaffield (U16; U Ottawa) and Constance Crompton (U Ottawa)
  • Lightning talks, where authors present 4-5 minute versions of longer papers or reports circulated prior to the gathering, followed by a brief discussion (papers 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).