As we approach the 160th anniversary of the Origin of Species and the 210th anniversary of the birth of his author, the status of Charles Darwin and his work as the icon of a paradigm change in science, philosophy and several other facets of human culture remains unquestioned – and still much debated (see e.g. Sutton 2014and the ensuing dispute). This study intends to look at academic resources on Charles Darwin that scholars and their institutions have collected and made public on the web in the past few decades as a result of the ongoing effort towards the digitisation and release of repertoires for public consultation and/or use (van Wyhe 2009), e.g. Darwin Online, the Darwin Correspondence Project, the Darwin Manuscript Project and the Charles Darwin’s Library. Some of these resources, born of academic contexts, have also found their way in social media like Facebook and Twitter, as pages and accounts have been created to promote the respective resources in Web 2.0 modality. Facts and news about them are thus reported according to the technical and discursive constraints of these channels and genres, which require a quantitative condensing effort and a qualitative promotional talent on the part of those who post and tweet (Honeycutt / Herring 2009). Using the case of the Darwin resources online, i.e. projects that were already created with a specific disseminating purpose in mind, this study aims to explore, from the perspective of (digital) discourse analysis (Herring / Androutsopoulos 2015; Jones / Chik / Hafner 2015), how academic sources communicate to the public using these channels, and what the linguistic and discursive aspects of this type of communication are, when their aim is the joint dissemination and promotion of knowledge. References Herring, S. C., Androutsopoulos, J. 2015. Computer-mediated discourse 2.0. In D. Tannen, H. E. Hamilton, D. Schiffrin (eds.), The handbook of discourse analysis, 2nd ed. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 127-151. Honeycutt, C., Herring, S. C. 2009. Beyond microblogging: Conversation and collaboration via Twitter. Proceedings of the Forty-Second Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-42). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Press. Jones, R.H., Chik, A. & C. Hafner 2015. Discourse analysis and digital practices. In Jones, R.H., Chik, A. & C. Hafner (eds.) Discourse and digital practices: Doing discourse analysis in the digital age. New York, NY: Routledge. Sutton, M. 2014, Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret. Morrisville, NC, United States: Thinker Media, Inc. Wyhe, John van 2009, Darwin Online and the Evolution of the Darwin Industry, in History of Science, 47(4): 459-473.
|Titolo:||Condensed for the people: Academic resources on Charles Darwin on the web and in social media|
|Data di pubblicazione:||giu-2018|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore L-LIN/12 - Lingua e Traduzione - Lingua Inglese|
|Enti collegati al convegno:||Università degli Studi di Bergamo|
|Citazione:||Condensed for the people: Academic resources on Charles Darwin on the web and in social media / K. Grego. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Scholarly Pathways:Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Exchange in Academia tenutosi a Bergamo nel 2018.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||14 - Intervento a convegno non pubblicato|