Category Archives: Session: Talk

Beyond Turnitin and anti-plagiarism softwares


In my university, the European University Institute, Florence, Italy, the Dean of Studies and the Academic Service decided recently to introduce systematically the use of an anti-plagiarism software. The reason is for single Ph.D. researchers to look at the various chapters and drafts of their dissertation during the four years research/writing process and verify the originality […]

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Show me your data: Scholarly notes, public expectations

The “Show Me Your Data” session proposal from THATCamp CHNM 2012 summarized the open research notes movement this way: There has been some move in research to not just publish papers with the final results but to also release the raw data sets and even software for other researchers to verify the results and further […]

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Let’s Make a Humanities Pre-Print Server

There are many complicated debates about open-access, peer review, and the economics of publishing. It’s complicated, and many ideas have been proposed. For the sake of brevity, I’m going to summarize two of them. The conservative position is that pre-publication peer-review is essential to good scholarly work. It’s fair to say that this is the […]

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Policies and Safe Spaces for Diversity

Last August, Kate Losse wrote a brief post about how “breaking things” is a white male privilege. I’ve kept coming back to this post the last month or so. For years, I’ve been telling people to not be afraid to break stuff. That’s how I learned how to much much of the work I’ve been doing […]

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Talk Session: Spreading Innovation

It seems like I know many early adopters in the digital humanities, especially at small liberal arts colleges.  I’m interested in how we can cross the chasm.  How do we move digital humanities into the mainstream? Having recently started a new position as Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology, I am conscious of the need to […]

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Talk Session: On the Signals software

I was very interested to read a story in last week’s Chronicle of Higher Education about “Signals,” a piece of software developed at Purdue that gives students feedback about how they’re doing in a course: The data on the software’s effect on student retention was truly astonishing. Signals seems to be tightly integrated with […]

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