Now Available: Hacking the Academy

by Kelly Witchen on June 4, 2013

We are happy to announce a new title from digitalculturebooks, Hacking the Academy: New Approaches to Scholarship and Teaching from Digital Humanities edited by Daniel J. Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt. This is the second book in our Digital Humanities series.

Hacking the AcademyHacking the Academy both explores and contributes to ongoing efforts to rebuild scholarly infrastructure for a new millennium. This book poses important and timely questions about scholarship in the digital age.

  • Can an algorithm edit a journal?
  • Can a library exist without books?
  • Can students build and manage their own learning management platforms?
  • Can a conference be held without a program?
  • Can Twitter replace a scholarly society?

As recently as the mid-2000s, questions like these would have been unthinkable. But today serious scholars are asking whether the institutions of the academy as they have existed for decades, even centuries, aren’t becoming obsolete. Every aspect of scholarly infrastructure is being questioned, and even more importantly, being hacked.

Dan Cohen is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Art History and the Director of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

Tom Scheinfeldt is Managing Director of the Center for History and New Media and Research Assistant Professor of History in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University.

Hacking the Academy is freely available to read online or may be purchased from the University of Michigan Press.

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