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AOM 2022 PDW: Introducing the "Digitally Curious" to Email Archives for Organizational Research and History (session 183)

  • 1.  AOM 2022 PDW: Introducing the "Digitally Curious" to Email Archives for Organizational Research and History (session 183)

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    [apologies for cross-posting; if you are interested in learning about and using the email discovery tools described in the PDW, but are unable to attend, please contact Shubhangkar Girish Jain (shubhangkar.girishjain@marylandsmith.umd.edu) or David Kirsch (dkirsch@umd.edu).]

    AOM 2022 PDW: Introducing the "Digitally Curious" to Email Archives for Organizational Research and History (session 183)

    Are you interested in learning about how to use email in your research? If so, please come to a special PDW at the 2022 AOM Annual Meeting to learn how other scholars are using email and to participate in a study about knowledge discovery in large-scale, organizational email corpora.

    Emails are materially different from correspondence of the pre-digital age, but their significance as traces of the past is substantial, especially for organizations, where email is not only used as a form of correspondence but also as an informal mode of record keeping. We believe that the preservation of a meaningful, relatively complete email archive is one plausible pathway to supporting scholarly research on organizations.

    The PDW -- "Introducing the 'Digitally Curious' to Email Archives for Organizational Research and History (session 183)" -- is sponsored by the Management History (MH) division and will introduce the "digitally curious" scholar to email archives for organizational research. It will be moderated by Prof David Kirsch (University of Maryland, US), Dr Adam Nix (University of Birmingham, UK), Shubhangkar Girish Jain (University of Maryland, US) in person, and online by Prof Stephanie Decker (University of Birmingham, UK, and University of Gothenburg, Sweden) and Dr Santhilata Kuppili Venkata (independent scholar).

    The PDW will take place on Friday, August 5, from 2:00-4:00pm PDT in a hybrid format with both in-person (SCC 203) and virtual participation supported. To allow participants to access the email tools and collections, pre-registration is requested. If you would like to register or to learn more about the workshop and the project, please email Shubhangkar Girish Jain (shubhangkar.girishjain@marylandsmith.umd.edu).

    Attendees at the PDW are invited to contribute to research on the use of email and will be encouraged to complete a post-workshop survey that will constitute an input to our ongoing research in this area. Completion of the survey is not required to attend and participate in the workshop.

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    David Kirsch
    University of Maryland
    College Park MD
    (301) 405-0559
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