What is a Dissertation?: October 10th, 4-5:30p.m.

This event will take place in the Sherman Centre conference room.

To find the centre, walk towards the double elevators on the main floor of Mills Library. Veer left right before you get to them and you will see the Sherman Centre media wall and doors.

HASTAC (the Humanities Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) is sponsoring a forum to explore innovative and experimental dissertation formats — including video, digital, graphic, and interactive dissertations. The event will be livestreamed and live tweeted (#remixthediss) by Futures Initiative and CUNY DHI fellows who will leading collaboration on an open public Google Doc designed to record, celebrate, and model successful institutional change. Our goal is to model success stories (and challenges overcome) on the way to inventive, digital, experimental new forms of dissertations.

Whether  you’re considering a new/non-traditional format for your dissertation, or thinking about a non-traditional form of publication for a book, article, or other project, this forum is a great opportunity to hear about what other people have done/are doing, and learn how to navigate challenges. The Sherman Centre will be hosting a livestream broadcast of the forum so that local McMaster community members can listen and participate. You will be able to ask questions of the panelists, and/or contribute to the GoogleDoc.

If you are planning to come, please RSVP so that we can book an appropriate space. Final location TBA — we’ll post the room here, and email participants as well.

Poster with red, blue, grey, and yellow backgrounds. It reads "What is a Dissertation? New Models, Methods, Media. This Forum showcases recent and current doctoral students who dissertations exemplify innovative, experimental formats--Scalar, video, websites, comics, multimedia interactives. The event itself will be webcast and live tweeted (#remixthediss) by Futures Initiative and CUNY DHI Fellows. Bring your laptop!"
What is a Dissertation? poster

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