Clifford Tatum

Project Manager of ACUMEN Research
Centre for Science and Technology Studies
Leiden University, the Netherlands

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Clifford Tatum is project manager of Academic Careers Understood through Measurement and Norms (ACUMEN), at Leiden University - Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS). ACUMEN is a European research collaboration that addresses discrepancies between the broader social and economic functions of scientific and scholarly research in all fields of the sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and the dominant criteria for evaluating performance of individual researchers. Tatum’s PhD research, also at Leiden University, examines the emerging role of openness in conjunction with socio-technological interventions in scholarly communication. When not in Leiden, Tatum can usually be found at the eHumanities Group (KNAW) in Amsterdam, where he is Digital Scholarship Fellow. His current projects with the eHumanities Group include design and development of Enhanced Publication websites for a set of traditionally published books (Semantic WORDS) and a portal interface for diverse eHumanities tools and resources (AlfaLab-Live).


Tatum, Clifford and Michelle Lafrance. 2009. "Wikipedia as Distributed Knowledge Laboratory: The Case of Neoliberalism." In e-Research: Transformations in Scholarly Practice, edited by Nicholas Jankowski, 310-327. New York: Routledge.

Tatum, Clifford. 2006. "Book Review: Information Politics on the Web. (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press), Rogers, R. 2004." New Media & Society, 8 (3).

Tatum, Clifford. 2005. "Deconstructing Google bombs: A breach of symbolic power or just a goofy prank?" First Monday, 10 (10).


Tatum, Clifford. 2010. "The role of openness in collaborative knowledge production." Oxford Internet Institute, Summer Doctoral Program. July 09. Oxford, UK.

Tatum, Clifford. 2010. "Open Collaboration - The case of PICNIC, a creative industry conference in Amsterdam." Paper presented at European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST). September 02-04. Trento, Italy.

Tatum, Clifford. 2009. "Epistemic culture clash: Openness in the Humanities and Social Sciences." The 5th International E-Social Science Conference of the National Centre for E-Social Science (NCESS), workshop 'Imagining, Identifying, and Investigating e-Research: An Extended Exploration', 2009, June 24-26. 2009, June 24. Cologne, Germany.

Tatum, Clifford. 2007. "Co-production of Knowledge in the Emergent Media Middle – Towards a New Framework." Paper presented at Society for Social Studies of Science. Montreal, Quebec.

Tatum, Clifford and Kirsten Foot. 2007. "From ad-hoc to infrastructure: The lifecycle of hyperlink networks and its implications for social, cultural, and political activity." Paper presented at New Network Theory, University of Amsterdam. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Tatum, Clifford. 2007. "The Case of Wikipedia: a view to collaborative research." Paper presented at European Association for the Study of Science and Technology. Lausanne, Switzerland.

Tatum, Clifford. 2007. "The Urban Blogosphere: Gaming the Sacred Text in the New Media-Middle." Paper presented at Association of Internet Researchers. Vancouver, Canada.

Tatum, Clifford. 2006. "Wikipedia as a Distributed Knowledge Laboratory." Paper presented at National Centre for e-Social Science. Manchester, United Kingdom.

Wouters, Paul, Clifford Tatum, and Julie Villegas. 2006. "Paradox and Progress: Exploring Urban Culture in Amsterdam through Interdisciplinary e-Research." Reviewing Humanness: Bodies, Technologies and Spaces. EASST 2006. 2006, August 26. University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Tatum, Clifford. 2005. "Emerging Methods for Analyzing A New Generation of Civic Engagement on the Web: "Place, Space and Civic Engagement in the Chinese Diaspora"." Paper presented at Association of Internet Researchers. Chicago, IL.

Tatum, Clifford and Ted Coopman. 2004. "Resistance for the Rest of Us: Apple, File Sharing, and the Transversal Paradox." Paper presented at Association of Internet Researchers. Sussex, United Kingdom.