Join us for a discussion on digital humanities in the context of academic neoliberalisation.
To what extent does DH pose an oppositional force to neoliberalism and the corporatisation of the academy? To what extent is it complicit? How might different DH projects differently operate in these political contexts, and with what implications? Are these even the right questions to ask?
Huge thanks to UWA historian, Ethan Blue, who suggested readings and provocations for discussion.
Readings for next week:
- Christopher Newfield, The Unmaking of the Public University, Harvard University Press, 2008. (Introduction, Chapter 8: Facing the Knowledge Managers & Conclusion). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a PDF document.
- Tarak Barkawi, The Neoliberal Assault on Academia, Aljazeera, 25 Apr 2013.
- 'An Open Letter to Professor Michael Sandel From the Philosophy Department at San Jose State U', The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2 May 2013.