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Workshop: Art of the Archive

May 12th, 2015 by Mary Wood


ICIS Innovating Communication in Scholarship Workshop

Art of the Archive

May 21, 2015 from 9:30 am – 5:45 pm

King Hall 2100A, UC Davis


Classical notions of the archive are in flux. The proliferation of born-digital and digitized cultural heritage and expressive culture opens up new modes of curation, circulation, collaboration and scholarly communication. Politics and poetics of collections are shaping access, use and re-appropriation. Bringing together perspectives from the humanities, arts, and social sciences, workshop will address the challenges and possibilities for an emerging art of the archive.



Jane Anderson (NYU)
Allison Fish (UC Davis)
Ramesh Srinivasan (UCLA)                    

Tarek Elhaik (San Francisco State University)
Erica Farmer (Smithsonian Institution)
Ilana Gershon (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Rick Prelinger (UC Santa Cruz)
Mary Murrell (University of Wisconsin, Madison)              

Nathalie Casemajor (Université du Québec en Outaouais)
Alessandro Delfanti (UC Davis)

Kim Christen Withey (Washington State University)
Tara McPherson (University of Southern California)
Alexandra Lippman (UC Davis)                      

Xan Chacko (UC Davis)
May Ee Wong (UC Davis)
Alexis Rossi (Internet Archive)

Alex Csiszar – The Scientific Journal: A Political History

May 11th, 2015 by Mary Wood

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Alex Csiszar
Asst. Professor, Harvard

The Scientific Journal: A Political History


Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
2nd Floor Instruction Room, Shields Library

Lunch will be served – Please RSVP

Scientific journals are expected to do a lot of different things … The list of a researcher’s papers is a unit by which careers are measured and a dominant factor in decisions about hiring, tenure, and grants. Scientific journals are both permanent archive and breaking news, both complete record and painstaking selection, both public forum and the esoteric domain of experts.

This talk will explore how and why this improbable state of affairs came into being over the course of the nineteenth century. The shift whereby the authority of science came to be vested increasingly in serialized print did not come about through any deliberate decision taken by scientists based on the fitness of the periodical press to play this role …

Indelibly Davis available on eScholarship

May 1st, 2015 by Mary Wood



     Chancellor Emeritus Larry Vanderhoef‘s recently published book is available
… paper, as well as digitally on eScholarship


     Indelibly Davis: A Quarter-Century of UC Davis Stories and Backstories


Vanderhoef, who stepped down in 2009 after serving as chancellor for 15 years, and as provost and executive vice chancellor for 10 years before that, writes on such topics as the Mondavi Center’s development, Intercollegiate Athletics (and the Aggies’ move to Division I), academic diplomacy in Iran, tragedy in the Sea of Cortez in 2000 and the amazing transformation of the old Sacramento County Hospital into the UC Davis Health System.

The eScholarship digital version includes videos, listed under “Supporting Material”