School's founder helps launch e-Horizons book

23 September 2010


Dr James Martin, founder of the James Martin 21st Century School made the closing addresses on Wednesday evening (22nd Sept) at the launch of a new book titled ‘World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities’.

The book’s publication marks the closure of the e-Horizons Project, an initiative launched and funded by the James Martin School in 2007 to critically assess competing visions of the future of media, information and communication technologies (ICTs) and their societal implications. The book itself explores how advances in ICTs are transforming the way scholarly research is conducted across disciplines, offering a comprehensive and accessible view of the use of these new approaches and their ethical, legal and institutional implications.

During his closing remarks Dr Martin urged people to read the book saying "it is seminal in it's field".

The launch event also included a presentation by Professor David de Roure (National Strategic Director of e-Social Science) on directions in digital social research as well as a panel discussion on the significance of research on web technologies.

The book’s foreword was written by Dr Ian Goldin, Director of the James Martin 21st Century School.

‘World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities’ is published by MIT Press.