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Shaping the digital dissertation knowledge production in the arts and humanities

Shaping the digital dissertation [electronic resource] : knowledge production in the arts and humanities / edited by Virginia Kuhn and Anke Finger.
9781800640986 (pbk.)
9781800640993 (hbk.)
Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, [2021]
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1 online resource (290 pages) : 33 colour illustrations.
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). For more detailed information consult the publisher's website.
"Digital dissertations have been a part of academic research for years now, yet there are still many questions surrounding their processes. Are interactive dissertations significantly different from their paper-based counterparts? What are the effects of digital projects on doctoral education? How does one choose and defend a digital dissertation? This book explores the wider implications of digital scholarship across institutional, geographic, and disciplinary divides. The volume is arranged in two sections: the first, written by senior scholars, addresses conceptual concerns regarding the direction and assessment of digital dissertations in the broader context of doctoral education. The second section consists of case studies by PhD students whose research resulted in a natively digital dissertation that they have successfully defended. These early-career researchers have been selected to represent a range of disciplines and institutions. Despite the profound effect of incorporated digital tools on dissertations, the literature concerning them is limited. This volume aims to provide a fresh, up-to-date view on the digital dissertation, considering the newest technological advances. It is especially relevant in the European context where digital dissertations, mostly in arts-based research, are more popular. Shaping the Digital Dissertation aims to provide insights, precedents and best practices to graduate students, doctoral advisors, institutional agents, and dissertation committees. As digital dissertations have a potential impact on the state of research as a whole, this edited collection will be a useful resource for the wider academic community and anyone interested in the future of doctoral studies."--Publisher's website.
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April 28, 2023
Includes bibliographies and index.
Contributor Biographies
Introduction: Shedding Light on the Process of Digital Knowledge Production / Anke Finger and Virginia Kuhn
1. Dissertating in Public / Kathleen Fitzpatrick
2. Publication Models and Open Access / Cheryl E. Ball
3. The Digital Monograph? Key Issues in Evaluation / Virginia Kuhn
4. #DigiDiss: A Project Exploring Digital Dissertation Policies, Practices and Archiving / Kathie Gossett and Liza Potts
5. The Gutenberg Galaxy will be Pixelated or How to Think of Digital Scholarship as The Present: An Advisor's Perspective / Anke Finger
6. Findable, Impactful, Citable, Usable, Sustainable (FICUS): A Heuristic for Digital Publishing / Nicky Agate, Cheryl E. Ball, Allison Belan, Monica McCormick and Joshua Neds-Fox
7. Navigating Institutions and Fully Embracing the Interdisciplinary Humanities: American Studies and the Digital Dissertation / Katherine Walden and Thomas Oates
8. MADSpace: A Janus-Faced Digital Companion to a PhD Dissertation in Chinese History / Cécile Armand
9. Publish Less, Communicate More! Reflecting the Potentials and Challenges of a Hybrid Self-Publishing Project / Sarah-Mai Dang
10. #SocialDiss: Transforming the Dissertation into Networked Knowledge Production / Erin Rose Glass
11. Highly Available Dissertations: Open Sourcing Humanities Scholarship / Lisa Tagliaferri
12. The Digital Thesis as a Website:, from Graphic Design to Online Tools / Anthony Masure
13. Writing a Dissertation with Images, Sounds and Movements: Cinematic Bricolage / Lena Redman
14. Precarity and Promise: Negotiating Research Ethics and Copyright in a History Dissertation / Celeste Tường Vy Sharpe
15. Lessons from the Sandbox: Linking Readership, Representation and Reflection in Tactile Paths / Christopher Williams
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