RT 12 - PROMOTING NUMISMATICS IN A GLOBALIZED AND DIGITIZED WORLD
- Stefan Krmnicek
Org.: Stefan Krmnicek and Sven Günther; moderator: Stefan Krmnicek
In today’s globalized and digitized world - particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic - we daily encounter fundamental changes in the ways and means of how information is being generated, shared, and received. Traditional concepts of communication have become increasingly replaced by digitized interactions and virtual social networks. While scholars working in the field of digital humanities have already successfully drawn on new technologies such as semantic web and linked open data for study and research, advanced forms of communication, however, have not yet received the attention they deserve, particularly their reach out beyond the confines of the academic world.
This round table aims at exploring this new relationship between the public and academia and will discuss methods to disseminate and share information beyond academia, and how best to connect with non-specialist audiences that have no or limited access to scholarly knowledge, particularly those individuals and groups in society marginalized from the academic discourse. To that end, international experts present their current projects at the interface of academic research and public outreach.
Believing it the duty of all numismatists to encourage and to promote an understanding of the discipline in society through equal-partner dialogue and effective forms of communication, the proposed round table is the most timely and necessary initiative to provide insights into the current state of outreach while presenting the viewpoints of a variety of highly visible activities. Focusing on how the internet is rapidly changing and transforming the relationship and communication between academia and the public, and the impact this change has on our work as scholars and members of society, this round table will facilitate a better understanding of the challenges that numismatics is facing in today’s globalized and digitized world.
Roberta L. Stewart