Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Classics in the Modern WorldA Democratic Turn?$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Lorna Hardwick and Stephen Harrison

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199673926

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673926.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 04 December 2020

All Mod Cons? Power, Openness, and Text in the Digital Turn

All Mod Cons? Power, Openness, and Text in the Digital Turn

(p.410) (p.411) 28 All Mod Cons? Power, Openness, and Text in the Digital Turn
Classics in the Modern World

Elton Barker

Oxford University Press

This chapter uses three contemporary classics-based projects to think through issues relating to power, openness, and the text in the digital medium, which have relevance for this book’s broader investigation into the democratic turn. It finds that important questions relating to collaboration, funding, interdisciplinarity, technical expertise, training, and the like, mean that there is no easy or simple correlation between digital research and democratic impact, though three key measures of accomplishment—use, openness, and infrastructure—certainly have the potential to make the debates within higher education more accessible to the general public. The situation is analogous to the technological shift in Herodotus’s day, from orality to literacy, when the historian used writing to interrogate inherited structures of knowledge and authority. The future role of the digital medium in academia depends as much on our continued struggle to challenge such structures as our ability to work within them.

Keywords:   digital, democratic, scholarship, accessible, technology

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .