The Commons and Digital Humanities in Museums

The Commons and Digital Humanities in Museums
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

The Commons and Digital Humanities in Museums

The Graduate Center, CUNY - Skylight Room (9th Floor, Room 9100) 

November 28th, 6:30PM-8:30PM

Inspired by the work of Lawrence Lessig, Lewis Hyde and Bill Ivey among others, museum technologists have been striving to provide greater access to cultural heritage collections in the form of a commons. The currents of DIY, digital humanities, free and remix culture have challenged museums to transform their relationships with scholars and the public toward openness and democratic participation. The GLAM-WIKI movement and Creative Commons licenses have also significantly reshaped museum practices. How can museums build vanguard collaborations and collective resources not only to aid constituents as they use institutional content, but to create anew in a digital culture? This panel will explore the impact of the digital humanities and diverse implications of the formation of commons by museums.

Speakers include Matthew K. Gold, Neal Stimler, Michael Edson, Will Noel and Christina DePaolo. Details of the event can be found on the CUNY Center for the Humanities website (

You are invited to attend in person or watch via the livestream. Please tweet using the hashtag #cunydhi and follow @cunydhi on Twitter (  Please contribute images of the live event or stream to the Flickr group (

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Neal Stimler, @nealstimler & Matthew K. Gold, @mkgold for further details.

Co-sponsored by the Digital Studies/Digital Humanities Seminar





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