Newbie session: how does one go about building, managing, and coordinating your <strong>personal</strong> research, writing, and teaching work into a successful <strong>team</strong> project?
You have a great idea. You have a project that is timely, innovative, unusual, intellectual stimulating, and no one else is doing anything like it. You fully embrace models of scholarship and research in which print is not the sole medium or means by which knowledge is produced. You begin to think about making a shift in your academic work from single-scholar research and writing to a more collective collaborative model.
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Since digital humanities projects demand knowledge sets and skills that are particularly well-suited for teams, one could expect a variety of individuals, including scholars, experts in various content areas, archivists, library professionals, researchers, tech adepts, designers, programmers and developers, and others to be involved at each stage of the project development.
How does one go about finding these collaborators?<a href="http://aar2013.thatcamp.org/files/2013/11/pig.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-304 alignright" alt="pig" src="http://aar2013.thatcamp.org/files/2013/11/pig-200×300.jpg" width="140" height="210" /></a>
I would like to propose a session for those of us who relatively new to THATCamp, who are thinking about dh/Religion projects, planning dh/Religion projects, applying for funding for dh/Religion projects, or who find themselves at any other stage and who want to find potential <del>co-conspirators</del> collaborators.
In this session, I would like to hear from others who have successfully developed dh/Religion projects with a group: how did your project team come together? What kinds of strategies did you employ in organizing the team and launching the project? What about identifying individuals? Once projects are initiated around a particular area of research or question, how does one go about getting others on board with the program? What planning and management challenges are specific to digital humanities collaborations? What things should one look out for?
Are there particular social media (twitter, blogs, groups) that are most useful in organizing and pulling together interested parties?