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Re: Publishing Series: Publishing As Conversation

Scholarly publishing is often treated as one-way communication: send some knowledge out into the world, and then hope others learn from it, and maybe cite it somewhere down the road. Yet the greater and ultimate goal of publishing is to encourage others to actively engage with and challenge scholarly ideas in order to make our collective knowledge stronger. Ideally, publishing is a way of conversing with those most engaged in the topics we study, so we can gain new perspectives and approaches… while avoiding trolls, hecklers, and defeatists.

What methods are Duke authors using to converse with the audiences for their scholarship? How do they discover and connect with these valuable interlocutors, especially those who are most receptive to or affected by our scholarship? This event will feature a moderated discussion among members of the Duke community about these questions and more, as the first in a series of events that explore what it means to approach scholarly publishing as a conversation and how to find, seed, and engage in broader discussion of your scholarly work.


  •  Sonja Foust (Office of News & Communication)
  •  Misha Angrist (Science & Society)
  •  Martha Adams (Department of Medicine)
  •  Jonathan Mattingly (Department of Mathematics)
  •  Yuridia Ramírez (Department of History)

Please RSVP for lunch at this event.

This event is co-sponsored by Duke University Libraries, Center for Instructional Technology (CIT), Digital Humanities Initiative, Digital Scholarship Services  (Duke University Libraries), Forum for Scholars and Publics, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Office of Copyright & Scholarly Communication (Duke University Libraries), Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge, Duke Initiative for Science & Society, Wired! Lab for Digital Art History and Visual Culture .

Friday, December 1, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus
Events @ the Edge   Scholarly Communications   Digital Scholarship  
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