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Scholarly Communication Events

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.

Past Events:

Funding for the Arts & Humanities: A Workshop with NEH

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

With speaker:
Russell Wyland, Deputy Director, National Endownment for the Humanities

In this talk, Dr. Wyland discusses grant opportunities from the National Endowment for the Humanities and how to submit effective grant applications.

Funding for the Arts & Humanities: A Workshop with NEA

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

With speakers:
Amy Stolls, Literature Director, National Endowment for the Arts
Jessica Flynn, Literature Specialist, National Endowment for the Arts

In this talk, Ms. Stolls and Ms. Flynn discuss grant opportunities from the National Endowment for the Arts and how to submit effective grant applications.

Op-Eds, Media Interviews, and Social Media: Faculty Scholarship in the Public Square

Friday, October 6, 2017

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.

Read more about Communicating through the Media.

Online Piracy: Why Sci-Hub Is Disrupting Scholarly Publishing

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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.

View slides (Meg Oakley): What is Sci-Hub? How does it work? Who is using it?
Read more about Online Piracy.

Quo Vadis? The Future of Humanities Scholarship

Thursday, April 7, 2016

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.

Find more resources on the value and reach of Humanities Scholarship.