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ICIS/CSIS Event: Publication Mismatches: Is there a common currency for academic credit?

When Apr 17, 2014
from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Where UC Davis, Andrews Conference Room, SSH 2203
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Publication Mismatch

This workshop will examine the various disjunctures, in different disciplines, between what scholars produce in the course of their work and what is deemed credit worthy for career advancement in the academy.  We are interested in what kind of work falls outside of the canonical definition of "publication" (article, book, book chapter), what is considered a "lesser" publication (translations, book reviews, encyclopedia entries, essay reviews, blogs, interventions in popular media, etc), and what is deemed to be no publication at all.  We are also eager to investigate whether there may be long duree trends to this. For instance, whether the recent history of publication-based credit in academia reflects a move from performance to print – from in-person presentations and conversations to the material inscriptions of those performances.  In other words, we are looking into the changing meaning of what "making things public" (or public-ation) means in academia, and why.


Sponsored by the Innovating Communication in Scholarship project (http://icis.ucdavis.edu/) and the Center for Science and Innovation Studies (http://innovation.ucdavis.edu).


Workshop Schedule

9-10:30 am Session 1 | From Talk to Text

Mario Biagioli (STS, Law, & History, UC Davis)

Tim Murray (English, Cornell)

Jonathan Eisen (Genome Center, UC Davis)


10:30-11 am Coffee


11-12:30 pm Session 2 | Filming, Curating, Translating: Publication's Boundary Objects

Alan Klima (Anthropology, UC Davis)

Tarek Elhaik (Cinema, San Francisco State)

Tom Conley (French, Harvard)


12:30-1:30 pm Break for lunch

Attendees can purchase lunch from the Memorial Union or from nearby restaurants


1:30-3 pm Session 3 | Publication Potentials

Jim Griesemer (Philosophy, UC Davis)

MacKenzie Smith (Library, UC Davis)

George Marcus (Anthropology, UC Irvine)


3-3:15 pm Coffee

3:15-4:45 pm Session 4 | Making the Un-publishable Public

Tiffany Ng (Music, UC Berkeley)

Larry Bogad (Theater and Dance, UC Davis)

Allison Fish (ICIS & Library, UC Davis)

Tim Choy (STS & Anthropology, UC Davis)


4:45-5 pm Coffee


5-6 pm Wrap-up

Moderated by Geoff Bowker (Informatics, UC Irvine)

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