PressForward Workshop and Brown Bag with Public Philosophy Journal

On June 26, 2014 PressForward will offer a free workshop on the PressForward Plugin and host a brown bag presentation by the Public Philosophy Journal, which uses PressForward to curate content. Both events will take place at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media on the George Mason University Fairfax campus.

Beginning at 9:30am in Research 402, the workshop will provide an overview and demonstration of how PressForward can be used to collect, discuss, and share scholarly content from the open web. Using Digital Humanities Now as a case study, topics will include how to track an intuitive and collaborative workflow through the collection, discussion, selection, and publication of open access content. In addition, participants will consider the logistical and editorial decisions that arise in the process of developing a successful web publication like Digital Humanities Now.

In a brown bag presentation beginning at 12pm in Research 470, the editors of the Public Philosophy Journal will introduce their efforts to re-envision the relationship between the academy and everyday life by creating a public space for accessible but rigorous scholarly discourse on challenging contemporary issues of public concern. Members of the PPJ team from Pennsylvania State University and Michigan State University will join co-editors Christopher Long and Mark Fisher to discuss their innovative, interactive platform for public peer review, curation, and publication as well their incorporation of curated content to cultivate a community of participants.

Event Details:

Thursday, June 26, 2014
9:30-11:30am, Research 402: PressForward Workshop
12-1pm, Research 470: Brown Bag Presentation

No reservations required, please stop by for either or both events!

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