Tag Archives: Scholarship

Trip to the Archives Part II, The Scholar’s Perspective

If you are planning on making a trip to the archives this summer or in the months to come, you will want to attend the last of our Digital Scholarship Workshops, A Trip to the Archives Part II. For those of you who didn’t make it to Part I, our Archival Manuscript Cataloger, Holly Mengel described the archival organization of material, and the tools prepared by archivists to make that material discoverable.

On Tuesday, April 15 at noon, please plan to join us for the scholar’s perspective on making the best and most productive use of archives. We are happy to have Emily Merrill,  PhD candidate in history and Penn Humanities Forum Fellow and Dr. Jean-Christophe Cloutier, Penn Professor of English joining us to talk about their own personal practices of discovery, collecting and recording, filing and scholarly use of archives. Emily Merrill is an 18th century American history specialist and Dr. Cloutier works with 20th century literature and has worked as a rare books and manuscripts archivist.

In addition to describing their own experiences and methodology, our two presenters will provide guidance in establishing a relationship with the archives in which you’ll be working and recommendations for tool selection and purchase.

We hope to see you at the Kislack Center, Room 625, on April 15, Tuesday, at Noon.


Social Scholarship using Facebook

This morning I was reading the July 4 issue of the New Yorker and came across a brief article on Jeff Nunokawa, a writer and English professor at Princeton. The article describes how Nunokawa uses Facebook’s note feature to share his contemplations on literary quotations. Nunokawa joined Facebook in 2005 and now has more than 3000 notes and 3055 followers.

In his interview about the project, Nunokawa says, ‘I like the infra-dignitatem element—Facebook is where the kids go…I like the social media element—I want it to be social. It’s not that I don’t want to be a scholar, but this is how I want to be a scholar.’

Are you or someone you know using  Facebook for “social scholarship?” If so, please share your experiences; we’d like to know more about it.

Read selections of Nunokawa’s notes in a feature from the Princeton Alumni Weekly.
Read the article about the project on Chronicle’s Wired blog.