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From non-linear narratives to rich, scholarly annotations, this workshop will encourage new ways of thinking about writing in digital environments. Using a web application called Scalar, you will begin to craft a media-rich digital narrative. Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways. No technical expertise required.

Example Scalar Projects:

Digital Paxton: "Digital Paxton collects more than 175 political cartoons, manuscripts, broadsides, pamphlets, and German-language translations of pamphlets related to the Paxton incident [of 1764].” (Will Fenton, Doctoral Candidate at Fordham University)

Pathfinders: This project documents early digital literature, specifically pre-web hypertext fiction and poetry, from 1986-1995.

Performing Archive: Curtis + "the vanishing race”: An aggregated archive of photographs taken by Edward S. Curtis of western American and Canadian tribes. 


This year, the Digital Scholarship program is sponsoring a weekly meetup for graduate students across Bryn Mawr to learn, share, and discuss all things digital scholarship. Some weeks will feature workshops, research presentations, professional development opportunities, or Q&A sessions with experts and other graduate students. Other weeks will be informal opportunities to meet graduate students outside of your department to talk, share, or troubleshoot. No technical expertise or experience with Digital Scholarship necessary! We welcome all graduate students curious about digital scholarship.
Interested in paid teaching and research opportunities? Come to a meetup to find out how you can work with us on digital scholarship projects, develop pedagogical materials, and/or teach digital scholarship workshops.  
October 12, 2017
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Carpenter Digital Media and Collaboration Lab
Library & Information Technology Services
Digital Scholarship

Event Organizer

Jessica Linker