Hawass as an Open Science project
The initial idea behind Hawass in 2010 was to share knowledge and to open up personal archives, which is in the end sharing data. Just because there was not enough writing on contemporary phenomena of Islamic symbolism, and Islamic material culture. This made Hawass to a project within the increasingly important discourse of Open Science. In the academic year of 2017/18, Hawass is a project within the Wikimedia Fellowship programme "Freies Wissen". Being part of this stimulatingly heterogenous programme means not only the receive support in various ways, it also brings with it the obligation to actually openly document the project and research process, my research and process. I emphasize "my" because this now is putting theory of an ideal open knowledge and science world into my personal practise and I realize it is a quite demanding way. Showing the users and readers, you, images and insights collected in my fieldwork to me is rather close to the usual academic publishing, compared to making transparent my stream of ideas, and worries. To show laziness and frustration, unsolved problems and supposedly half finished thoughts. On the other hand, this is a chance to actually practise doing reserach, qualitative research, differently. Why emphasizing the qualitative part? Because this will be a topic of some concern in regard to Open Science and Digital Humanities, which is still guided by big data thinking. But we will come to that. Thank you for sharing your attention.
- Author : Alina Kokoschka| © Alina Kokoschka
- Date :28/11/2017
- Country :Country:Germany
- License :Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License