Claire Zimmerman (Architecture and History of Art, UofM), Anita Gonzalez (Theatre and Drama, UofM), and Martha Nell Smith (English, U. of Maryland) are speaking this semester in our Digital Environments Research Series.

Digital Pedagogy Series, Winter 2014: Tanya Clement (UT Austin) February 21st and Ryan Cordell (Northeastern U.) March 28th

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

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

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

Molly Wright Steenson and Lisa Nakamura participated in the Nov. 19th mini-conference "Analytics, Architectures, Archives"

Mills Kelly visited December 6th to lead a workshop related to his recent book, "Teaching History in the Digital Age"

Mary Gray participated in our Nov. 19th mini-conference "Analytics, Architectures, Archives"

Laura Aull and Lisa Spiro visited this fall to do workshops on digital pedagogy

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Education about the history and trends of digital media, through modern times.

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Have real world knowledge of historic and trending digital technologies.

An abstract image of a wall of digital screens.

Participants to consider the future of technology in our digital society.

Network Detroit Student Poster Competition

New this year, Network Detroit will host a student poster presentation contest. Poster abstract submissions from undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged. Posters will be judged by a panel of academic and business professionals, and awards will be given to the top poster, as well as runner up prizes.

Poster abstracts may describe work on any Digital Humanities topic and can offer project and software demonstrations. Poster presentations should give opportunities for authors to exchange ideas and have discussion with conference attendees. Participants will explain their work and answer questions during a special session on the second day of the conference. In order to enter the competition, participants must submit a short abstract.

Abstract guidelines:

  • should be on a Digital Humanities topic (possibilities might include digital Detroit history and culture, game studies, social media, new media, digital art, digital archiving, text/image analysis, design thinking, communication technologies, e-learning, or simulation)
  • should cover original projects and can be submitted by groups
    methods and materials should be explained
  • written clearly and concisely (500 word maximum)

Abstracts are due September 15, 2014. Click here to submit a poster.

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.

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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