Spring 2021 Plenary
March 24, 1:30-2:30 pm EDT
With Clifford Lynch moderating, the panel will try to summarize and extend some very fruitful and provocative conversations about the Sourcery project and the broader issue of remote access to archives and special collections. This has enormous implications for resource allocation and service design, and also for research continuity.
Tom Scheinfeldt is Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Connecticut, where he holds a joint appointment in the Department of Digital Media and Design and the Department of History. Tom is also Director of Greenhouse Studios | Scholarly Communications Design at UConn, a transdisciplinary research unit aimed at reframing the practices, pathways and products of scholarship in the digital age through “inquiry-driven,” “collaboration-first” approaches to the creation and expression of knowledge. Formerly Managing Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Tom has directed several award-winning digital humanities projects, including The September 11 Digital ArchiveTHATCamp, and Omeka. Trained as an historian of science and public historian with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and master’s and doctoral degrees from Oxford, Tom has written and lectured extensively about the history of museums and the role of history in culture. Tom is a contributor to Debates in Digital Humanities(University of Minnesota Press) and co-editor of Hacking the Academy (University of Michigan Press). Tom blogs at Found History.