Digital Scholarship, Academic Careers, and Tenure
T. Mills Kelly, George Mason University
Jana Remy, Chapman University
Andrew J. Torget, University of North Texas
The digital revolution is disrupting long-established systems within the academy for tenure, promotion, and careers, offering both new opportunities and remarkable challenges for the next generation of historians. The AHA, in response, recently charged a committee to draft guidelines for evaluating digital scholarship in T&P. This roundtable will provide a ground-level discussion of the role of digital scholarship in early-career scholars, as session panelists share how digital scholarship fit into their work on the tenure clock, offered them alternative academic careers based on their digital projects, and the nature of peer review after the digital turn. They will also discuss how the MLA’s publication of guidelines for evaluating digital scholarship could be applied to historians.