Digital scholarship: intersection, scale, and social machines

11 December 2017 5.15pm 6.15pm


Wolfson College (Map)


David De Roure


Pip Wilcox |


Today we are witnessing many shifts in scholarly practice, in and across multiple disciplines, as researchers embrace digital techniques to tackle established questions in new ways and new questions afforded by our increasingly digital society and digitised collections.

These methods include computational techniques but also citizen science, and the notion of social machines provides a lens onto this scholarly ecosystem. Looking ahead we see greater citizen engagement and increasing automation, with massive data supply through living in the internet of things and the adoption of machine learning. Ultimately this is about the role of the human in the future of research, and with it the ethics of responsible innovation.

A drinks reception will follow the event.

This event is being held at the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, co-hosted by the Bodleian's Centre for Digital Scholarship.


Admission free, no booking required

This event is listed under: Lectures and talks; Free events
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