Session 3: Authorship and Collaboration

Antje Stahl, ETH Zurich

While it is not unusual in many disciplines for many different skills and fields of knowledge to be combined through collaborative work, in publishing the results, the emphasis is often still on a single, autonomous individual. Scholarly success is still often measured in terms of individual accomplishment.

This session will tackle collaborative knowledge creation as a multidisciplinary approach in collaborative writing in academia. The main research questions will be directed at ways to generate common ground, allowing collaboration to take place. This session will further discuss how collaborative writing can be established in academia, and work out new tools and methods of collaboration to tackle the rigid system based on individual authorship. How might collaboration open up opportunities to rethink authorship? What could be the forms of these practices?