Open Forum: Guidelines for the Professional Evaluation of Digital Scholarship by Historians

Saturday, January 9, 2016: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Room M302 (Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Marquis Level)

In order to respond in creative and responsible ways to exciting developments in digital scholarship in history, the AHA established a committee to produce a set of guidelines for the professional evaluation of digital scholarship by historians. The AHA adopted the committee’s recommendations and the guidelines in June. This important document aims to provide departments and scholars with a basis for evaluating research and teaching that utilizes digital tools and methods, digital history projects and products, and to help them move toward giving professional credit for work of this kind. During this session members of the committee will present the guidelines, and participants will be given the opportunity to discuss the guidelines and their use by departments and individual. The forum will be open to all meeting attendees.

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