Saturday, 7 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 3B, WSCC
Program arranged by the MLA Office of Programs
Presiding: Bethany Nowviskie, Univ. of Virginia
Bethany Nowviskie's Annotation:I've posted my introduction to this session, together with my talk on panel 539 (Alternative Paths, Pitfalls, and Jobs in DH) as "Two and a Half Cheers for the Lunaticks," here: http://nowviskie.org/2012/lunaticks/
Speakers: Donald Brinkman, Microsoft Research; Neil Fraistat, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; Robert Gibbs, Univ. of Toronto; Charles Henry, Council on Library and Information Resources; Bethany Nowviskie; Jason C. Rhody, National Endowment for the Humanities; Elliott Shore, Bryn Mawr Coll.
In increasing numbers, scholars are pursuing careers as "alternative academics"—embracing hybrid and non-tenure-track positions in libraries, presses, humanities and cultural heritage organizations, and digital labs and centers. Speakers represent organizations helping to craft alternatives to the traditional academic career. Related session: "#alt-ac: Alternative Paths, Pitfalls, and Jobs in the Digital Humanities" (539).
The Profession – General