The Digital Humanities and Open, Social Scholarship – Ray Siemens (University of Victoria, Canada)
This talk traces intersections of work in open access and open scholarship movements, the digital humanities’ methodological commons and community of practice, grassroots teaching and training initiatives, contemporary online practices, and public facing “citizen scholarship,” with a practice-oriented mandate.  Open social scholarship involves creating and disseminating research and research technologies to a broad audience of specialists and active non-specialists in ways that are accessible and significant to everyone. Those who subscribe to its practice engage it across research, service, and teaching activities — examples of which will be noted and considered.

Prospects of Corpus-Based Research in Arabic and Islamic Studies –  Maxim Romanov (University of Vienna)