A two-year series of summer workshops engaging scholars and institutional administrators in concerns relating to peer review and evaluation of digital scholarship in the humanities.
NINES proposes a two-year series of summer workshops with emphasis on institutional concerns surrounding digital scholarship in the humanities, specifically in regard to peer-review and the tenure-and-promotion process. We plan to host 22 people each year for a 5-day workshop, in which digital project leaders will interact with institutional representatives with a stake in the evaluation of scholarship. We will come at issues under rubrics: "markup and metadata," "interface," "documentation," "collaboration," and "sustainability." We hope to guide the development of projects and use the group to generate public working papers towards a rationale for peer-review and promotion. Both workshops will be held at the University of Virginia, with its rich supporting environment in the digital humanities. In combining opportunities for technical, theoretical, and institutional training and discussions, NINES hopes to cultivate digital scholarly production and reception in the humanities.