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The Ant Spider Bee project: Chronicling digital transformations in environmental humanities


22.05.2017 15:30  – 17:00 

Discussion with Kimberly Coulter, Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, and Finn Arne Jørgensen.
Inspired by Francis Bacon's metaphor about the ant, the spider, and the bee as models of collecting, processing, and transforming knowledge Kimberly Coulter, Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, and Finn Arne Jørgensen launched the blog Ant Spider Bee in 2012. The blog's mission is to reflect on digital practices, methodologies, and applications in environmental humanities. In 2015 the Rachel Carson Center received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation to develop Ant Spider Bee's content aggregation/publication as a partner of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Thanks to this generous support, and to the thoughtful interventions of volunteer editors and more than three dozen contributors, we now plan to wrap up the project and publish selected essays and reflections on the project as an eBook.

The afternoon of Monday 22 May, members of the RCC community are invited to discuss the project, including a reflection on digital transformations in our fields, and ideas for the e-Book.