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Past & Upcoming Events

Talk 4: Transforming Memory and History with Digital Humanities

Andrea R. Davis, Assistant Professor of History and Digital Humanities Program Director, Arkansas State University

April 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Memory and History: Transforming the Narrative of the Spanish Civil War and Francoist Dictatorship is a collaborative Digital Humanities project that enhances access to the audiovisual testimonies of the Spanish Civil War Memory Project through the creation of 1) time-coded and searchable Spanish-language transcriptions, 2) English translations, 3) bilingual indexes that capture narrative structure and map natural language to concepts using the project’s dedicated subject thesaurus; and 4) multimodal scholarly entries based on the thesaurus’s hierarchy of terms that link out to the enhanced testimonies. Reflecting on the history of the project, this talk examines how scholars can draw on the Digital Humanities to navigate critical research decisions related to the adoption of tools, establishment of project guidelines, and creation of alternative scholarly communities and forms of communication.

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Talk 3: The Archives as Place-Based Learning: Remediating the Library Archives: Gaming with Twine

Joshua Hussey, Lecturer, English Department, University of Georgia

March 30, 11 am – 12 noon

This presentation discusses the use of library archives as content for narrative-based video game design in multimodal composition and digital humanities coursework. I will examine the use of Twine as a method to narrativize archival research with instructional learning goals in group work, games composition, and design. I will present case studies from classes at Georgia Tech and University of Georgia that used Twine in conjunction with content from Special Collections libraries. Using Twine, students embed archival documents in story lines to reflect both original provenance as well as new context, in order to display the richness of cultural artifacts. By crafting game narratives to curate cultural artifacts, data can be distributed in such a way through user discovery that meaningful information is produced.

In this presentation, I want to consider the role of the library archives as a part of the pedagogy of “place-based education,” where students and teachers interact with the objects of local communities to develop concepts across humanities and science curriculum. Valuing location as an experiential context for learning, place-based education often manifests through hands-on service-learning projects and other civic engagements. Historical narrative, roughly defined, takes its shape through location—or rather, things happen in places—and research through “place” helps to articulate the complex narratives of cultural happenings. Referring to pedagogies that embrace locational context as a fundamental attribute of cultural research, in their article “Our Place in History: Inspiring Place-Based Social History in Schools and Communities,” Gruenewald, Koppelman, and Elam have described places (such as museums) as “windows to understanding social and cultural practices, as well as contexts for the practice of democracy” (“Our place in History,” 235). As a physical space, the library archives offer windows upon cultural artifacts that represent regional and global communities and those communities’ historical narratives. In Multimodal Composition courses, the library archives can serve as a site for the project-based remediation of historical artifacts with the purpose of generating new information.

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Talk 2: Digital Book Creation in Scalar: Theory & Practice

Elliott Kuecker Interim Head of DigiLab, University of Georgia

March 7, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

This talk focuses on the ways Scalar, the digital publishing platform, can be used to present research that is rich in multi-media content. Elliott will review how to plan a project with attention toward collaborative labor, defined research purpose, and reasonable workflow. Further, he will perform a short demo of how the Scalar dashboard looks for authors and editors.

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Talk 1: Layer Upon Layer: Starting Small, Thinking Big, and Building Sustainable Digital Projects

Rebecca Fitzsimmons, Special Collections Librarian and liaison to the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Illinois State University

February 21, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

While many digital scholarship tools and computational methods can play an important role in digital humanities research at all stages, it’s usually the final output that is the most visible element of these projects. This talk will explore exhibits built using the Omeka platform with a particular focus on incorporating the Neatline plugin to create interactive maps. Continuing with maps, we will look at some possibilities for including these in projects built using the Scalar platform. We will also talk more generally about getting started with digital humanities projects and planning for sustainability.

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Virtual Opportunities

Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship

Six Degrees of… A guide to Social Network Analysis

Advanced Humanities International Workshop

Virtual Workshop

Dates: 9,16,30 June 2022
Time: 17.00 (5 p.m.)
Amsterdam time (UTC +1)

This workshop series addresses humanists and social sciences students or researchers interested in acquiring or deepening knowledge on Social Network Analyses.

The identification of liaisons, groups and networks formed of historical actors has been a constant historiographic preoccupation. Nonetheless, some of the obscured ties can nowadays be revealed in a more ostensible manner by employing technological and sociological tools and methodologies. Social Network Analysis allows one to build networks, highlight ties, reveal the power of weak ties, identify clusters and much more.

At the end of the course graduates will be able to structure and overview a dataset according to social network analysis rules, to visualise it in an optimal manner and to draw valid scientific conclusions.

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May 17, 2022-May 19, 2022

A virtual conference sponsored by the ACH (Association for Computers and the Humanities) and the CSDH (Canadian Society for Digital Humanities).

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Conference and CFP: Digitorium 2022: The Way We Learn

Dates: October 13-15 (Online and in person)

Information about the conference

Proposal Submissions due by April 30, 2022

Digitorium 2022 is a multi-disciplinary Digital Humanities conference held at The University of Alabama and online from October 13-15th, 2022. We seek proposals from a range of digital humanities researchers, including those who are brand new to the field, graduate students, practitioners, and experienced scholars. Proposals should demonstrate how we, as digital humanists, can engage with communities and share our scholarship and pedagogy in new, inclusive, and innovative ways, using digital methods.

Digital Pedagogy Institute

CFP: 2022 Digital Pedagogy Institute (DPI2022)

Deadline May 1, 2022

Submission information

The 8th Annual Digital Pedagogy Institute (DPI) Conference is taking place August 9th and 10th, 2022. While co-sponsored by the University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Brock University, X (Ryerson) University, and University of Waterloo, due to COVID-19, the conference will be taking place virtually this year.

Attended by faculty, researchers, graduate students, educational developers, librarians, and many other post-secondary personnel, this two-day conference includes keynote addresses, presentations, workshops, and digital tool training that focus on the innovative use of digital technologies to enhance and transform undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Text Analysis Pedagogy Institute

The Text Analysis Pedagogy (TAP) Institute is an open educational institute for the benefit of teachers (and aspiring teachers) of text analysis in the digital humanities. The 2022 TAP Institute is led by JSTOR Labs in partnership The University of Arizona. It is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The 2022 TAP Institute will offer 10 free, online courses to teachers (and aspiring teachers) of text analysis. Register here.

Falvey Forum Workshop Series: Digital History

March 9 - April 27, 2022

The Spring 2022 Falvey Forum hosted by Villanova University is a series of virtual workshops dedicated to advancing research tips, techniques, and technologies. Registration is open to GC faculty (we checked for you!).

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Introduction to Digital Humanities: Developing Individual Projects

International Workshop

Dates: March 10, 17, 24, 31 – April 7 2022

GIRES (Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarship, Oral History & Digital Humanities Academy (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

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This workshop is in high demand. Register soon if you’re interested.

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI)

June 6-10, 2022

This event is virtual again this year. Registration is now open. Choose from 47 active participant workshops and 59 workshops available for asynchronous audit. Participant registration is $50 CAD ($41.72 USD). The institute is hosted by the University of Victoria, Canada.

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Dream Lab

June 13 - 16, 2022

Dream Lab is a week-long digital humanities training opportunity hosted by the University of Pennsylvania and designed to help humanists become more confident and thoughtful users, creators, and critics of digital technology. There are several courses to choose from, each of which combines technology instruction with practical application. Dream Lab is open to everyone but has been designed especially to serve early-stage scholars aspiring to be teaching faculty, research librarians, and archivists.

Some courses are in person and others are open to remote participation. 

Registration is expected to open in March