One thing to consider might be how we can use (and manage) “the crowd” in digital humanities. I’m thinking of this broadly, from collaborations such as “Transcribe Bentham” and text corrections and comments on Trove (for example the anachronism issue), to the management of comments on blogs and collaboration on wikis.
Food for thought before the day might be:
Rosenzweig, Roy. “Can History Be Open Source? Wikipedia and the Future of the Past.” Journal of American History 93, no. 1 (2006): 117 – 46. www.csupomona.edu/~zywang/Rosenzweig.pdf
Causer, Tim, Justin Tonra, and Valerie Wallace. “Transcription Maximised; Expense Minimised? Crowdsourcing and Editing the Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 27, no. 2 (2012): 119-37. bit.ly/1a9v04F
Waters, Neil L. “Why You Can’t Cite Wikipedia in My Class.” Communications of the ACM 50, no. 9 (September 2007): 15-17. www2.hawaii.edu/~nreed/ics313/lectures/Waters07wikipedia.pdf
Macnamara, Jim. 2013. Google’s Map of North Korea Stirs Social Media Passion and Tensions. < theconversation.edu.au/googles-map-of-north-korea-stirs-social-media-passion-and-tensions-11858 >, 30th January 2013.
Madsen-Brooks, Leslie. “‘I Nevertheless Am a Historian’: Digital Historical Practice and Malpractice around Black Confederate Soldiers.” In Writing History in the Digital Age: A Born-Digital, Open-Review Volume, edited by Kristen Nawrotzki and Jack Dougherty. < writinghistory.trincoll.edu/ >, 2012.