Scholarship in Software, Software as Scholarship: From Genesis to Peer Review

29. January 2015 bis 30. January 2015
Panel discussion

Universität Bern, UniS room A201
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Workshop Software in Scholarship, Scholarship in Software: 29 January 2015

10:00 – Welcome
10:15 – Opening remarks
Prof. WILLARD McCARTY, King’s College London - A matter of prepositions: Software in scholarship and scholarship in software?

10:45 – Panel 1. Assessment and process
EUGENE LYMAN, Independent Scholar - Scholarly Software and the Enhancement of Critical Scrutiny
ARIS XANTHOS, Université de Lausanne - By scholars, for scholars: a case study on quality assessment of scientific software
OLEKSANDR MAKARENKO, National Technical University of Ukraine - Mathematical Modeling in Scholarship and their Representation in Software

12:15 – Lunch break

14:00 – Panel 2. Confrontation and collaboration
JAMES BAKER, British Library - Removing Black Boxes: Exposing Scholarship to Researchers
PIETER FRANCOIS, University of Oxford - Connecting Modes of Scholarship through the Library: The genesis of the Sample Generator for Digitized Texts
JONAS SCHNEIDER, Universität Zürich - Geovisualizing History

15:30 – Coffee break

16:00 – Panel 4: Creation
MANFRED THALLER, Universität Köln - Engineering, Science, Art, Scholarship: On implicit assumptions in the software for semantic image databases
NIKOLAS CHURIK and BRIAN CLARK, College of the Holy Cross - Composing living scholarship: applying automated acceptance tests to scholarly writing
JORIS VAN ZUNDERT, Huygens ING, and Gregor Middell, independent scholar - Code and Authorship in the Humanities

17:00 – Closing keynote
DAVIS BERRY, University of Sussex - Softwarization, Archives, and the Digital Humanities

Roundtable on Peer Review for Digital Scholarly Work: 30 January 2015

9:00 – Welcome
9h10 - 10h40 : Position papers (max. 15 min. each)
10h40 - 11h: Coffee Break
11h-12h30: Collective Discussion on specific issues
13h - Lunch for all roundtable participants

Participants (in alphabetical order):
• JAMES BAKER, Digital Research Team, British Library - Stepping back - playing as research
• CLAIRE CLIVAZ, Laboratoire des cultures et humanités digitales, Université de Lausanne - Reshapping the peer-review process: heretic remarks in a digital time
• SETH DEMBO, Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives, American Historical Association - AHA's Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Evaluation of Digital Scholarship by Historians
• INGRID KISSLING, Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences division, Swiss National Science Foundation – Peer review under revision – The digital challenge for funding agencies
• EUGENE LYMAN, University of Boston – Publishing digital projects reviews: practical suggestions
• NICOLAS THÉLY, Professor for Digital Humanities, Université de Rennes 2 – Toward an evaluation grid for Digital Humanities projects
• PHILIP STEINKRÜGER, Editor of RIDE (Review Journal for digital editions and ressources); KU Leuven and Institute for Documentology and Digital Editing (IDE) – Toward a catalogue of criteria for the review of digital editions
• SACHA ZALA, President of the Swiss Society for History & director of the Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland – Some dogmatic postulates for the digital historical sciences

To register, send a mail to, with your full name and function, and specifying if you want to attend both the Workshop (29th January) and the Roundtable (30th January) or just the Workshop or the Roundtable.

Organised by & Tara Andrews (Digital Humanities@Universität Bern)


University of Bern, UniS, Room A201
Schanzeneckstrasse 1


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