#BUDSC21: Sustaining Digital Scholarship

October 19-20, 2021

Virtual and FREE!


#BUDSC21 is committed to expanding the definition of digital scholarship to be more inclusive across diverse communities, both inside and outside of academia. The conference will bring together a broad community of practitioners–faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational technologists, students, administrators, and others–engaged in digital scholarship both in research and teaching who share an interest in sustaining digital scholarship. We look forward to building on the success of the last five years, in which we came together to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in scholarly pursuits.
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Bucknell University

Library & Information Technology

With 3600 Undergraduate students, Bucknell University is a national university where liberal arts and professional programs complement each other. Library & Information Technology at Bucknell University is proud to host #BUDSC21.

Safety and Inclusion

Creating safe spaces in Digital Scholarship for everyone.

BUDSC is committed to providing an environment where all participants feel safe, included, and comfortable at the conference. In 2021, BUDSC is celebrating its seventh year of committing to ensure this conference is a positive experience for everyone.

Our 2021 Attendees

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Our 2021 Keynote

Roopika Risam, Ph. D.

Roopika Risam, Ph. D.


Roopika Risam is Chair of Secondary and Higher Education and an Associate Professor of Education and English at Salem State University. Her first monograph, New Digital Worlds: Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory, Praxis, and Pedagogy, was published by Northwestern University Press in 2018. She is the co-editor of Intersectionality in Digital Humanities, South Asian Digital Humanities: Postcolonial Mediations Across Technology’s Cultural Canon, and The Digital Black Atlantic, which was published this year in the Debates in the Digital Humanities series from University of Minnesota Press. Risam’s current book project, “Insurgent Academics: A Radical Account of Public Humanities,” which traces a new history of public humanities through the emergence of ethnic studies, is under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press. She is also PI of the Mellon-funded Digital Ethnic Futures Consortium.

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Conference Schedule

Tuesday, October 19th
All times EST

Opening Remarks

12:45 – 12:55 PM

Param Bedi, Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Bucknell University

Panel Discussion

1:00 – 1:55 PM

Param Bedi, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Bucknell University

Anne Houston, Dean of Libraries, Lafayette College

Chelsea Gunn, Teaching Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh

From Bankers to Farmers: Finding a Sustainable Model for an Undergraduate Summer DH Program

2:00 – 2:25 PM

R.C. Miessler, Kevin Moore

Gettysburg College

Sustaining an Engaged Project: Reflections on a multi-year effort to develop and deploy a community-driven themed walking app

2:30 – 2:55 PM

Stu Thompson, Katherine Faull, Shaunna Barnhart, Cuong Nguyen

Bucknell University

‘Race &’ in America: A Model for the Development and Sustainability of Inclusive Digital Scholarship

3:00 – 3:25 PM

Allison Levy, Crystal Brusch, N’Kosi Oates

Brown University

Walnut Acres Digital Museum

4:00 – 4:25 PM

Natalie Ring, Shaunna Barnhart

Bucknell University

Community-centered sustainability: A Case Study of the Music Encoding Initiative

4:30 – 4:55 PM

Jessica Grimmer, Katrina Fenlon

University of Maryland

Wednesday, October 20th
All times EST

Artifacts of the Women Writers Project: Tracking Thirty Years of Digital Scholarship

2:00 – 2:25 PM

Sarah Connell

Northeastern University

Building Bridges Through MOUs: Partnering in Digital Scholarship Sustainability

2:30 – 2:55 PM

Alex Kinnaman, Alan Munshower, Andrea Waldron, Corinne Guimont

Virginia Tech

Providing Library Support for TDM (without increasing your budget)

3:00 – 3:25 PM

David Sye

Murray State University

The Life Expectancy of Innovative Digital Projects

3:30 – 3:55 PM

Alexander Papson

University of Notre Dame

Keynote Presentation
If You Love It, Set It Free: Affect and the End(s) of Digital Humanities Projects

4:00 – 4:55 PM

Roopika Risam, Ph. D.
Chair of Secondary and Higher Education and Associate Professor of Education and English, Salem State University

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