International Conference on "Scholary communication in the digital age" and launch of www.recensio.net
Conference: 20-21 January 2011, Munich, Germany
Deadline for registration: 14 January 2011
The Bavarian State Library Munich (BSB), the Institute for European History Mainz (IEG), the German Historical Institute Paris (DHIP) and the Historisches Kolleg Munich are hosting an international conference on "Scholary communication in the digital age" on 20-21 January 2011 in Munich. During the conference, recensio.net, review platform for European history, will be launched.
With the international conference the hosting institutions are responding to the changes for the review system in the historical sciences resulting from the increasing digitalization of scholarly communication and publication channels. Facing the constantly growing number of new publications, »scholarly communication in the digital age« calls for an open and fast access to scientific book reviews. Online review journals register steadily increasing usage rates.
Will the traditional form of book reviews be changed by new publication forms? Which form will scientific reviewing take to use the potential of the Internet and web 2.0? What does that mean for established standards? Will new forms of reviews change the communication amongst scholars and between disciplines — and facilitate international glances on new publications? What are the potentials and risks?
Speakers from different European countries will report on current developments in scholarly communication based on experience from their own country or a specific historical review journal. With the focus of the evening lecture we aim at building a bridge to journalistic reviewing, which plays an important role especially in the field of historical works. What is the difference between a scientific and a journalistic review? Does the growing digitalization lead to a change of expectations of the (newspaper) reader regarding the choice of books or the character of reviews?
Before the evening lecture, we invite all media representatives and editors to get informed on the conference and recensio.net - review platform for European history during an informal talk with the organizers. recensio.net is a joint project of the conference's organizers (funded by the DFG - German Research Foundation) which will be launched officially at the beginning of the second conference day: www.recensio.net
There will be no conference fee but we would like to ask you to register until Friday 14th January 2011.
Thursday, 20th January
18:00 Press briefing
19:00 Evening lecture
Hannes Hintermeier (FAZ). The Happy Few. Zeitungen, Bücher und das Rezensionsgewerbe im Netz-Zeitalter
Friday, 21st January
Lothar Gall (HK Munich), Rolf Griebel (BSB Munich), Johannes Fournier (DFG Bonn)
09:45 Launch of recensio.net
Gudrun Gersmann (GHI Paris), Heinz Duchhardt (IEG Mainz), Lilian Landes (BSB Munich)
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Miles Taylor, Jane Winters (IHR London). Peer review in the digital age
13:15 Ivan Jablonka (Université du Maine). Humanities and intellectual journalism in the digital age. Developments in France (laviedesidees.fr)
14:15 Jan Kusber (Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz). Wissenschaftskommunikation jenseits zementierter Strukturen.
Beispiele und Gegenbeispiele aus Osteuropa
15:15 Coffee break
15:45 Stefano Cavazza (Università di Bologna). Rezensieren in Italien: Erfahrungen und Überlegungen
16:45 Closing discussion.
Moderation: Martin Schulze Wessel (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich)
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