Wednesday 9 October 17:30 - 19:30

IAS Forum
Room G17, ground floor, South Wing
Wilkins Building, UCL

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UCLDH seminar: University – Industry Partnerships / Open Scholarship

Family & Education

With Lynne Siemens and Ray Siemens, University of Victoria

Development of University – Industry Partnerships in the Humanities

With Dr Lynne Siemens

While university-industry partnerships are common on the science side of campus, they are less so within the humanities. Despite this, these collaborations have potential for knowledge production and translation. This raises several questions about the way that these partnerships develop in the humanities. This talk explores one example of a university-industry partnership in this environment. Using the Implementing New Knowledge Environments:Networked Open Social Scholarship with academics, libraries and academic-adjacent organisations as partners, issues related to benefits, challenges, measures of success and desired outcomes of these types of partnerships in the humanities will be examined.

Some Pragmatic Foundations for Open, Social Scholarship

With Prof Ray Siemens

This talk traces intersections of work in open access and open scholarship movements, the digital humanities’ methodological commons and community of practice, grassroots teaching and training initiatives, contemporary online practices, and public facing “citizen scholarship,” with a practice-oriented mandate. It also discusses the related mandate of the recently-established Canadian Social Knowledge Institute (C-SKI) and its initial activities. Open social scholarship involves creating and disseminating research and research technologies to a broad audience of specialists and active non-specialists in ways that are accessible and significant to everyone; those who subscribe to its practice engage it across research, service, and teaching activities -- examples of which will be noted and considered.

The seminar will be followed by drinks and informal discussion . All are welcome but please book as places are limited.

This event is organised by UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, which is part of the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.


Lynne Siemens is an Associate Professor with the School of Public Administration, University of Victoria, with research and teaching interests in academic entrepreneurship, project management, and team development. A team lead for the Implementing New Knowledge Environments project, she also regularly leads digital humanities workshops on Project Management at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute and in Leipzig, and serves as a facilitator / consultant to several research teams.

Ray Siemens (University of Victoria, Canada) is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, in English and Computer Science, and past Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing (2004-15); in 2019, he is also Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Loughborough University and Global Innovation Chair in Digital Humanities at University of Newcastle (2019-22). He is founding editor of the electronic scholarly journal Early Modern Literary Studies, and his publications include, among others, Blackwell's Companion to Digital Humanities (2004, 2015 with Schreibman and Unsworth), Blackwell's Companion to Digital Literary Studies (2007, with Schreibman), A Social Edition of the Devonshire MS (2012, 2015; MRTS/Iter & Wikibooks, with Crompton et al.), Literary Studies in the Digital Age (2014; MLA, with Price), Doing Digital Humanities (2017; Routledge, with Crompton and Lane), and The Lyrics of the Henry VIII MS (2018; RETS).


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