11/12, 12:30pm CT: Perspectives from Academic Podcasters in the U.S. and Canada

The UI Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and Humanities for the Public Good are delighted to welcome academic podcasters in the U.S. and Canada for the third round of “What Do We Mean by Research Now?” With the explosion of podcasts across disciplines in the past decade, humanities researchers are finding that podcasts and podcasting can encourage new forms of collaboration, knowledge, and public engagement. But as with any new form of scholarship, podcasts pose challenges for evaluation and assessment, from peer review to tenure and promotion.    Join us Friday, November 12 12:30-1:30 pm CT for this virtual roundtable to learn about exciting new approaches to scholarly podcasting, innovative proposals for peer-reviewed podcasts, and national programs offering support for academic podcast creators. 
Friday, November 12 12:30-1:30 pm CT
Hannah McGregor is an Assistant Professor of Publishing at Simon Fraser University, where her research focuses on podcasting as scholarly communication, systemic barriers to access in the Canadian publishing industry, and the history of magazines as serial media. She is the co-director of the Amplify Podcast Network, Canada’s first peer-reviewed podcast network, and the creator of the network’s pilot podcast, Secret Feminist Agenda. She is also the co-creator of Witch, Please, a feminist podcast on the Harry Potter world; the host of The SpokenWeb Podcast; and the co-editor of the book Refuse: CanLit in Ruins.
Deepthi MuraliDeepthi Murali is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and received her PhD in Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She works on a number of digital history projects including the history podcasts Consolation Prize and Masala History, and is a producer for the Humanities Without Walls podcast PhD Futures Now! about career diversity and other issues of humanities graduate education. She is a big believer in the medium of podcasts and thinking about podcasting and other audiovisual media as a way to practice public-facing humanities. 
John PlotzJohn Plotz is the Barbara Mandel Professor of the Humanities at Brandeis University and co-host of podcasts Recall This Book and Novel Dialogue. He is the editor of the B-Sides series at Public Books as well as the new collection B-Side Books: Essays on Forgotten Favorites. His books include The Crowd: British Literature and Public PoliticsPortable Property: Victorian Culture on the Move, and Semi-Detached: The Aesthetics of Virtual Experience since Dickens. He is among the co-founders of the Brandeis Educational Justice Initiative. He is also among the founding members of the new Humanities Podcast Network, which just hosted the inaugural Humanities Podcasting Symposium this October.
The roundtable will be moderated by Teresa Mangum, Director of the Obermann Center, and Laura Perry, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar with Humanities for the Public Good. In Spring 2021, Humanities for the Public Good also hosted a series of conversations with audio storytellers about the intersections of academia and audio.

Those conversations are available online

Free and open to all, but registration is required. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Erin Hackathorn in advance at erin-hackathorn@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-4034.