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Wednesday, July 28 • 8:00am - 9:00am
W29- When Global is Local: Decolonized Approaches to Scholarly Communication

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This course will focus on the practices and experiences of open scholarly production and knowledge exchange, focusing on the possible exclusions and inequities that are always part of global debates. Openness and fast growth of information technology have contributed to reducing many injustices in knowledge dissemination. However, strategies are still needed for positively transforming and opening scholarly communication on a global scale in ways that eliminate systematically biased understandings of participation and scholarly success.

To address this need, postcolonial theories seem to offer a good framework to tackle these threats and educate people involved in scholarly communication on identifying and avoiding colonial practices in scholarly communication. Also, theories related to Global South studies have helped in reflecting on alternative ways of examining local and global questions about scholarly communication.

The course will analyze challenges, highlight initiatives, and explore options to contextualize the open movement from a decolonized, open, and Southern perspective. The emphasis will be on the local contexts and relevancies of participation and impact, including debates related to language(s), publication, technologies, access and reuse, dissemination and outreach, and funding.

The class will offer a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks for critical episteme and reflection within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.” We will encourage participants to engage reflectively with the material, bringing their own experiences to bear.

(All times Pacific)
Wednesday, July. 28
8-9AM: Session 1
4-5PM: REPEAT Session 1
Monday, Aug. 2
8-9AM: Session 2
4-5PM: REPEAT Session 2
Wednesday, Aug. 4
8-9AM: Session 3
4-5PM: REPEAT: Session 3

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Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou

Lecturer, Advanced School of Mass Communication (Cameroon)
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Gimena Del Rio Riande

Researcher, CONICET
Dr. Gimena del Rio Riande is an Associate Researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas y Crítica Textual (IIBICRIT-CONICET, Argentina). She holds a MA and Summa Cum Laude PhD in Romance Philology (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). Her main academic interests... Read More →

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Daniel Paul O'Donnell

Professor, University of Lethbridge
Daniel O'Donnell is a professor at the University of Lethbridge where he teaches Digital Humanities, Old English, and Medieval Literature. He is founding chair of Global Outlook Digital Humanities, Editor-in-chief of Digital Humanities / Le Champ Numérique, and PI of the Visionary... Read More →

Wednesday July 28, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
W29 Classroom