Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities: Imagining The Michigan State University Israelite Samaritan Collection as the Foundation for a Thriving Social Network

  • Jim Ridolfo
  • William Hart-Davidson Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Co-Director, Writing in Digital Environments Research Center Michigan State University
  • Michael McLeod Lead Software Developer Writing in Digital Environments Research Center Adjunct Faculty in Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Michigan State University
Keywords: archive 2.0, rhetoric, writing studies, digital archives, israel, palestine, samaritan

Abstract

This article discusses the design of a culturally-tailored digital archive with the Samaritan community in Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The aim is to bring together two distinct groups of users - textual scholars and members of the Israelite Samaritan community - both of whom have a significant stake in the cultural and scholarly value of the Samaritan Archive, via an online environment in which they can view and interpret the Samaritan texts, interact with members of their respective communities, and interact with one another.

Author Biography

Michael McLeod, Lead Software Developer Writing in Digital Environments Research Center Adjunct Faculty in Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Michigan State University

Published
2011-08-18
How to Cite
Ridolfo, J., Hart-Davidson, W., & McLeod, M. (2011). Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities: Imagining The Michigan State University Israelite Samaritan Collection as the Foundation for a Thriving Social Network. The Journal of Community Informatics, 7(3). Retrieved from http://ci-journal.org/index.php/ciej/article/view/754