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iD & Me: ORCID & Humanities and Social Sciences

November 1 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm UTC-4

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iD & Me: ORCID & Humanities and Social Sciences, the first session in our new webinar series iD & Me, is all about the benefits of utilizing an ORCID record for researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Join us on November 1st to hear from Humanities and Social Science researchers about their experiences using ORCID. We will also share best practices and tips for maintaining an ORCID record specific to the Humanities and Social Sciences.  

Featured Speakers: 

Bridget Almas

Director of Data Innovation Strategy, State University of New York Albany

Bridget Almas joined SUNY System Administration as the Director of Data Innovation Strategy in November, 2021.  Bridget has over 25 years of experience working in the field of software development, in commercial, academic, and non-profit environments. Her most recent roles prior to joining SUNY were as the Director of Product Development at Equeum, a pre-market commercial financial technology software startup; as Executive Director and Software Architect for the non-profit Alpheios Project; and Sr. Software Engineer working on humanities research data infrastructures at Tufts University. During her time at Tufts she was deeply engaged with the global Research Data Alliance, serving on the technical advisory board and as the co-chair of several cross-disciplinary working and interest groups.

She is currently serving as a member of the International Technical Advisory Committee of the Biblissima + Digital Humanities project. Bridget has previously been a member of the technical committees of the journal Revue Humanités numériques (Digital Humanities Review) and of the Distributed Text Services organization.  She is a life-long New Yorker, and holds a Bachelors of Arts in French Studies from the University at Albany.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English at Michigan State University

Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English at Michigan State University. Her work across her career has focused on building resilient, sustainable scholarly communities and transforming their processes of communication to foreground connection, conversation, and collaboration. She has published three books, Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University (Hopkins Press, 2019), Planned Obsolescence:  Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy (NYU Press, 2011), and The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television (Vanderbilt Press, 2006). She is project director of Humanities Commons, an open-access, open-source network serving more than 30,000 scholars and practitioners across the humanities and around the world.

Between 2011 and 2017, Fitzpatrick was Director of Scholarly Communication and then Associate Executive Director of the Modern Language Association, where she co-authored and oversaw the development of the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. Prior to taking on that position, she was Professor of Media Studies at Pomona College, where she had been a member of the faculty since 1998. While at Pomona, she co-founded the digital scholarly network MediaCommons, where she led a number of experiments in open peer review and other innovations in scholarly publishing. She currently serves as president of the board of directors of the Educopia Institute and as a member of the board of directors of the Council on Library and Information Resources. She served as president of the Association for Computers and the Humanities from 2020 to 2022.

Michael Ullyot

Associate Professor of English, University of Calgary

Michael Ullyot is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Calgary, and author of The Rhetoric of Exemplarity in Early Modern England (Oxford University Press, 2022). His research also includes articles and chapters on Shakespeare and virtual reality (with Rebecca W. Bushnell); on algorithms for detecting rhetorical figures (with Adam J. Bradley); on a quantitative model of the English-language sonnet; and on archives and artificial intelligence.

iD & Me is a webinar series that aims to answer the question, “Who should have an ORCID iD and why?” ORCID strives to enable transparent and trustworthy connections for all researchers and their works. Each session focuses on a specific scholarly discipline or common circumstances, such as name disambiguation, and demonstrates the benefits of utilizing an ORCID record.