World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities – Book Launch

World Wide Research
Book Cover of World Wide Research

Launch of World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities

Wednesday 22 September 2010 16:00 – 18:00

Location: Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 1 St Giles Oxford

Registration: Email your name and affiliation to or telephone +44 (0)1865 287209

This event is an occasion to mark the publication by MIT Press of World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities, edited by Dutton and Jeffreys. This new book explores how advances in ICTs are transforming the way scholarly research is conducted across all disciplines, offering a comprehensive and accessible view of the use of these new approaches to research and their ethical, legal and institutional implications. Where has work in this area made the greatest strides, and what areas are in the greatest need of further research?

16:00                        Opening and Introduction

The Editors: Bill Dutton and Paul Jeffreys

16:10-50            Keynote

David De Roure, Professor of eResearch, Oxford e-Research Centre; National Strategic Director for Digital Social Research

16:50-17:30            Panel Discussion on Directions for the Field

  • Graham Crow, Professor of Sociology, University of Southampton; Deputy Director of the UK’s National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM)
  • Jim Davies, Professor of Software Engineering, Director, Software Engineering Programme, and Fellow, Kellogg College
  • Eric T. Meyer, Research Fellow, OII
  • Ralph Schroeder, Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research at the OII

    Photo of James Martin by Steve Russell, Russell Studio

17:30-17:55            Open Discussion on World Wide Research

17:55-18:00            Closing Remarks by Dr James Martin, Founding Benefactor of the Oxford Martin School

Selected Webcasts of the launch will be available at the OII Webcast site.

Comments are most welcome