The Work of Scholarship in the Era of Electronic Reproduction

Thursday, November 5th, 2015
Don Brenneis

Seminar Room, Center for Advanced Study

912 W. Illinois Street


Event Description

Audit culture” has become a common – and extremely useful – rubric for capturing an ensemble of emergent ideologies, languages, documents, measures, and consequences within our academic worlds. I’ll be exploring the mutual entanglement of neoliberal styles in academic administration, new technologies of assessment, production, circulation, and search, ongoing practices of peer evaluation within highly hierarchical institutions, and the careers of both scholars and works of scholarship. At its heart the presentation will focus on questions of the translation of value: how is innovative and significant research recognized and sustained, and what dimensions of scholarship may get lost in new practices of translation?

Presented with support of the Department of Anthropology

Don Brenneis

Department of Anthropology, University of California at Santa Cruz and Past President, American Anthropological Association