Saturday, June 18th, 3:30-5:00 (6020 HSSB)
Planning Session Moderator: Alan Liu
(Alan’s introductory outline of planning issues for the session)
This important planning session, which closes Conference 2005: UCSB Conversation Roundtables on Online Reading, will allow Transliteracies Project organizers to consult with conference participants in planning the specific goals, agenda, research participants, and funding strategy for the project.
As a basis for discussion, participants are asked to read the May 2, 2005 Transliteracies grant proposal for a UC Office of the President Multicampus Research Group (MRG) award. This first funding proposal contains an initial vision of the shape of the project, which will be open to discussion and revision at the planning session.
Download MRG proposal:
This MRG proposal (maximum grant: $35,000/year for five years from UC Office of the President, plus equivalent cost-sharing funds from UC Santa Barbara) is the first of an anticipated series of grant applications for the Transliteracies Project. For this particular proposal (see MRG proposal call), only University of California faculty are listed as project members—though in the future Transliteracies plans to recruit researchers from other institutions as well as possibly to affiliate with other research programs. Also, due to the nature of this proposal, the rationale statement emphasizes the perspective of, and benefits to, the humanities. Future grant applications—whether for overall implementation of the project’s intended technology initiative or for specific technological, social-science, or humanities aspects of the project—will expand upon other perspectives.
Participants in the 2005 Conference: UCSB Conversation Roundtables on Online Reading are asked to read this grant proposal before the event’s closing planning session. The proposal will serve as the basis of discussion and revision at the planning session.
Update, July 20, 2005: notes of the critiques and suggestions offered by conference participants and audience members during this planning session are now available. See notes.
Online comments relevant to the planning session follow below (please feel free to add to the comments).