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Our Scholarly Communication events are designed to provide an open forum for discussions of how research and scholarship are changing and for continuing University dialogue surrounding initiatives in scholarly communication.
If you would like to be notified of upcoming events, send an email to Meg Oakley, Director, Copyright & Scholarly Communication.
With panelists: Autumn Brewington, Op-Ed Editor at the Washington Post (2007-2014) and Editor of the Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank (2014-2016) Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor, Department of History, Georgetown University Danielle Knight, Producer, “1A”, WAMU 88.5 American University Radio and NPR Deborah Tannen, University Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University
Moderated by: Sanford Ungar, Director, The Free Speech Project, Georgetown University
In this panel discussion, our speakers explored how faculty bring their research and scholarship to the attention of the public and work toward informing and influencing public discourse and policymaking.
Visit our Media Workshop page for links to summaries, slides, and videos of these events.
With speakers: Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC Meg Oakley, Director, Copyright & Scholarly Communication, Georgetown University Library Lui Simpson, Executive Director, International Copyright Enforcement and Trade Policy, Association of American Publishers
Moderated by: Richard Brown, Director, Georgetown University Press
At this symposium, our speakers addressed online piracy of scholarly publications and the issues raised by the unprecedented growth of pirate sites like Sci-Hub with more 58,000,000 copyrighted articles freely available. Following the speakers' presentations, there was lively discussion among publishers, researchers, editors, and librarians on the legal and moral issues raised by online piracy and the future of scholarly publishing.
With speakers: Jane Aikin, Director, Division of Research Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities Robert Newman, Director, National Humanities Center
Introductory remarks by: Robert Groves, Provost, Georgetown University
Moderated by: Daniel Shore, Associate Professor, Department of English, Georgetown University
At this symposium, our panel of experts addressed the value of the humanities and how research in the humanities is communicated to both scholars and the public. They explored how we can increase the reach and impact of humanities scholarship by disseminating research more broadly, thus allowing humanists to reach new audiences.