Research Without Borders: Negotiating Constraints and Open Scholarship

Thursday 27 February, 2014
1 - 3pm, $0

Columbia University, Faculty House
400 West 117 Street, Garden Room 1

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How is research produced, accessed, and distributed in the presence of constraints? What does it mean for underserved communities to have research openly accessible to them? How does community participation in research change the nature of that research, and how do academia and society benefit? How and why should academic work be made available to the public?

Points of discussion will include: exploring the ways research is being made openly accessible to overcome these constraints, how and why researchers have incorporated community participation into their projects, and alternative scholarship distribution models.

Panelists: Leith Mullings, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at CUNY, Dennis Tenen, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and New Media Studies at Columbia University in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, and Lela Prashad, co-founder and Chief Data Scientist at NiJeL. Moderating the panel is Manan Ahmed, Assistant Professor of History at Columbia University.

This event is the third event this academic year in the speaker series Research Without Borders: The Changing World of Scholarly Communication. It is co-sponsored by Columbia University Libraries/Information Services' Scholarly Communication Program and the Digital Humanities Center. Join the discussion on Twitter at #rwob and @ScholarlyComm. For more information about Research Without Borders, visit the Scholarly Communication Program website at

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.

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