GSHS Research Day


3rd GSHS Research Day

Open to the Future? Open Science meets the Humanities and Social Sciences

Date and Time: November 24, 2023; 10 a.m. till 5.15 p.m.

Event location: Alte Mensa, JGU Campus

The open science movement has made a significant contribution to accessibility and transparency in research over the last two decades, not least due to its open access and free publications policy. At the same time, however, the increasing reliance on major publishers that has been a consequence of this has also brought with it a state of dependency, which many disciplines have struggled to free themselves from.

Open science nowadays is about much more than just free publications and open access to research data; there is now also a great deal of effort being invested in encouraging greater transparency, reliability and comprehensibility. In doing so, open science is responding to the perceived economic and epistemological challenges also currently being debated under the headings ‘serials crisis’ and ‘replication crisis’.

Along with representatives of the many successful open access, open data and citizen science projects – based mainly in the Rhine-Main-Region – we would like to use this year’s Research Day to address the specific challenges posed by open science principles for scholarly communication within the humanities and social sciences: What sorts of changes are taking place within publishing cultures? What exactly will these mean with regard to the publication of research results and for career development? What sorts of opportunities does open scholarly communication offer to young researchers and what needs to be taken into consideration? We will also look at differences between various disciplines, e.g. in the application of open data principles to qualitative and quantitative research designs.

In addition to lectures and workshops, the Research Day also offers an open-topic forum for networking and mutual exchange, where master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral students will have the opportunity to present their current research projects with poster presentations, irrespective of whether these are related to open scholarly communication or not. In preparation for Research Day, an online workshop on “Designing Research Posters” was offered on October 6.

If you have any questions regarding this event, about registration or poster presentations, please contact the GSHS office.


Programm: see the German GSHS-Website


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