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In partnership with the Futures InitiativeCUNY DHI, HASTAC, NY2020, the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge at Duke UniversityHybrid Pedagogy, and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, the Maker Lab will be participating in “What Is a Dissertation? New Models, New Methods, New Media.” As a participant, it will host a local version of the international, collaborative workshop on the UVic campus.

At UVic on October 10th, participants will gather together at the Maker Lab (TEF 243), watch a live panel of speakers at CUNY, send questions to the panelists, and contribute (if they wish) to open access documents about writing and defending non-traditional or digital dissertations. Chaired by Cathy N. Davidson, the panel will consist of Jade E. Davis (Communications, University of North Carolina), Dwayne Dixon (Cultural Anthropology, Duke University), Gregory T. Donovan (Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University), Amanda Licastro (English, Graduate Center, CUNY), and Nick Sousanis (Teachers College, Columbia University).

According to Cathy Davidson, the goal of the workshop is “to showcase, celebrate, and model what it takes to not only produce an innovative dissertation but how to enact the institutional change required to have one approved by your university. That means knowing institutional rules, having the right mentors, being willing to explain yourself in terms of existing structures, goals, and aspirations and how your work moves those along, etc. This session is about success strategies.”

The event’s hashtag is #remixthediss, and details about the UVic gathering are below. If you are at UVic, and you would like to participate in the workshop, then please email maker@uvic.ca by Wednesday, October 8th to register. There is no registration fee, and we especially encourage graduate students to register. Space is limited; participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All involved are encouraged to bring their laptops, if they have them.

What's a Dissertation?

What Is a Dissertation? New Models, New Methods, New Media

Friday, October 10th, 1pm – 2:30pm Pacific
Maker Lab in the Humanities (TEF 243)
Event hasthag: #remixthediss
Register for free (by 8 October) via email to maker@uvic.ca
Send any questions to maker@uvic.ca

We’re looking forward to participating in this event with our partners at UVic, CUNY, Duke, and elsewhere. Hope to see you in the MLab on October 10th!

Post by Shaun Macpherson, attached to the HASTAC project, with the news tag. Images for this post care of HASTAC.


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Assistant Director, Maker Lab