Assembled speakers

Margaret Price (Spelman College) and Stephanie Kerschbaum (U. Delaware) presented a digital pedagogy workshop September 19th, 2014.

Panel 1

Data, Social Justice, and the Humanities
Jessie Daniels, Jacqueline Wernimont, Michelle Habell-Pallan, and Sonnet Retman participated in a "Humanists as Activists" panel October 3rd, 2014.

Panel 2

Data, Social Justice, and the Humanities
Michelle Caswell, Maria Cotera, and Alexandra Stern participated in a panel entitled "Social Justice and Archives in the Digital Age" on October 3rd, 2014.

Panel 3

Data, Social Justice, and the Humanities
Moya Bailey, Simone Browne, and Jentery Sayers participated in the "Data Representations" panel on October 3rd, 2014.

Claire Zimmerman (Architecture and History of Art, UofM), Anita Gonzalez (Theatre and Drama, UofM), and Martha Nell Smith (English, U. of Maryland) spoke during the Winter 2014 term in our Digital Environments Research Series.

Digital Pedagogy Series, Winter 2014: Tanya Clement (UT Austin) and Ryan Cordell (Northeastern U.)

Jessica Marie Johnson (Michigan State U.) visited February 13th, 2014 to talk about slavery, scholarly production, and doing difficult histories online.

Ted Striphas (Indiana U.) visited in January 2014 to talk about his current book project: "Algorithmic Culture."

DH blog map

School of Information graduate student Matt Burton's map of digital humanities blog discourse

Mills Kelly visited in December 2013 to lead a workshop related to his book, "Teaching History in the Digital Age."

Molly Wright Steenson and Lisa Nakamura participated in the mini-conference "Analytics, Architectures, Archives" in November 2013.

Mary Gray participated in our mini-conference "Analytics, Architectures, Archives" in November 2013.

Laura Aull and Lisa Spiro visited in Fall 2013 to do workshops on digital pedagogy.

HASTAC 2015: Proposal Due Date October 31st

HASTAC 2015: Exploring the Art & Science of Digital Humanities
May 27-30, 2015 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Submissions Deadline EXTENDED to: October 31, 2014, 5:00pm EST
HASTAC 2015 welcomes sessions that address, exemplify, and interrogate the interdisciplinary nature of DH work. The conference challenges participants to consider how the interplay of science, technology, social sciences, humanities, and arts are producing new forms of knowledge, disrupting older forms, challenging or reifying power relationships, among other possibilities.  Themes addressed by the conference include:

  • the changing nature of humanities research and scholarship
  • indigenous culture, decolonial and post-colonial theory and technology
  • technology and education­
  • open learning, peer learning, and issues of access, equity for primary and/or higher education
  • communication of knowledge, publishing, and intellectual property
  • digital cultural heritage and hegemony
  • crowd dynamics, global outreach, and social media
  • technology and social identity and roles:  gender, race, and other
  • identities
  • digital animation and other visualization media arts and sciences
  • games and gaming, including for learning
  • community development including the importance of art and culture
  • mobile technologies, activity streams, and experience design
  • cognitive and other dimensions of creativity, innovation, and scholarship

We seek proposals for participant presentations in the following categories:

* 5-8 minute lightning talks
* 15-20 minute talks
* 75 minute curated panels (lightning talks, longer talks, curated conversation)
* project demos
* digital and/or print posters
* creative performances or exhibitions
* maker sessions or workshops

For each submission, include:
1) complete contact information including valid phone, email, and institutional affiliation, if any;
2) 500-word abstract of the work you would like to present that must discuss its relationship to the conference themes;
3) any technical requirements or other support (including space requirements) that may be required for the presentation.  For exhibitions or other performances, please indicate any equipment that is absolutely required and that you cannot bring with you.  In the event that we cannot guarantee access to the equipment, we regret that we may not be able to accept your proposal.

Submit your proposal here.


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Humanities MCubed Projects Involving Digital Media

Digital Humanities Approaches to Popular Periodicals: Quantifying Reading Trends with Time Series Analysis
Peter McIsaac, LSA
Ines Ibanez, SNRE
Sugih Jamin, Engineering

Using the Digital to Read Literary Texts in Context
Sigrid Cordell,  Libraries
Justin Joque, Libraries
June Howard, LSA

Digital Environments Cluster Publishing Series
Tung-Hui Hu, LSA
John Cheney-Lippold, LSA
Finn Brunton, Information

Community, Memory, and Ethical Access to Music from The Ark and the African Field
Paul Conway, Information
Kelly Askew, LSA
David Wallace, Information

Building Translation Networks at Michigan
Christi Merrill, LSA
Sidonie Smith, LSA
Dragomir Radev, Information

Eugenics and Coerced Sterilization in California: A Digital History
Alexandra Stern, LSA
Sioban D. Harlow, Public Health
Sharon Reilly Kardia, Public Health

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Over the course of the next year, Digital Currents will be presenting a series of conversations, events, and planning sessions. We’ll be bringing to campus thinkers at the forefront of digitally assisted humanities scholarship, new environments of scholarly communication, and cutting-edge work in the cultural studies of digital environments. They will engage Michigan scholars and graduate students working on and in digital environments in public symposia. We’ll also host small-group conversations in which humanities scholars and administrators can explore and strategize on how best to create a “Michigan” model for the cyberinfrastructure to support work on and in digital environments.