Update! We are very happy with the responses to our CFP, but have had requests to allow some additional time for submissions. We are delighted to do so, and have extended the deadline to Monday 2nd February 2015. Please share this with your colleagues!
Event: Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference
When: Thursday 9th April – Saturday 11th April 2015
Where: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
We are delighted to announce that in April 2015, we will be hosting Digitorium, the inaugural Digital Humanities conference at the University of Alabama. Digitorium is being made possible through the generous support of the University Libraries and the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies in the Department of English, and we hope to welcome as many of you as possible to participate and attend. We seek proposals on Digital Humanities work from researchers, practitioners, and graduate students which showcase innovative ways in which digital methods have brought scholarship and scholarly communities to life, whether locally or globally. Our plenary speakers Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University) and Professor David Lee Miller (University of South Carolina) will anchor our program of events, reflecting our main focus on digital methods and the communities which these can forge, as well as our subject-specific interests in American studies and Early Modern studies. We especially welcome proposals which discuss the use of digital methods and their novel results for research, pedagogy, and public scholarship.
On Thursday 9th April 2015 we will host a pre-conference day-long series of hands-on workshops, whilst the main conference, including plenary speakers, panels, poster and digital exhibit sessions, will take place on Friday 10th April and Saturday 11th April 2015.
The deadline for submitting abstracts is 2 February 2015. For full details, and the official Call For Papers, please visit our conference website:
We’ve been working hard organizing for THATCamp Alabama, a humanities and technology unconference, which will be held in the Ferguson Center August 9 and 10, 2013. We are specifically interested in getting folks together from across Alabama to share ideas and resources about digital pedagogy, digital projects, and possibilities for inter-institutional collaboration. Funding the event is generously provided by the UA College of Arts and Sciences, UA Libraries, and UAB Libraries. Registration opens in early April.
For more information about this event and THATCamps in general, visit: http://alabama2013.thatcamp.org/
Here are a number of resources available about DH-related conversations at MLA and AHA:
MLA Presidential Forum “Avenues of Access: Digital Humanities and Scholarly Communication”
The Dark Side of Digital Humanities, MLA
Others from MLA:
- Kathi Inman Berens, “Curation is Convergence”: http://kathiiberens.com/2012/12/29/curation/
- Doug Armato, Director, University of Minnesota press, “From MLA 2013: Considering Serial Scholarship and the Future of Scholarly Publishing”: http://www.uminnpressblog.com/2013/01/from-mla-2013-considering-serial.html
- Inside Higher Ed’s “The MLA’s Big (Digital) Tent: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/07/mla-discussions-how-digital-communications-can-help-level-playing-field
- Slides for MLA Session 369: “Two Tools for Student-Generated Digital Projects: WordPress and Omeka in the Classroom” from Amanda French and George Williams: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/19MDFG9ptn6C_FVHMx2jgpe0EqDaxqWpAFz6uTzX52Bo/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000#slide=id.p
- William Pannapacker’s “Rebooting Graduate Education in the Humanities” – a review of MLA Session 749 in the Chronicle: http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2013/01/07/rebooting-graduate-education-in-the-humanities/ (He did another write-up on the dark side of DH as well: )
- Katina Rogers’ talk from “Rebooting Graduate Training”: http://katinarogers.com/2013/01/06/rebooting-graduate-training-mla
- Anne Cong-Huyen, “Thinking of Race (Class, Gender, & Nationality) in the Digital Humanities: The #transformDH Example,” as part of session #239, Representing Race: Silence in the Digital Humanities roundtable from MLA: http://anitaconchita.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/thinking-of-race-class-gender-nationality-in-the-dh-the-transformdh-example-mla13/\
- Kari Kraus’ “Alt-Research for Humanities PhDs” from her MLA session: http://www.karikraus.com/?p=234
- Sarah Werner’s responses in MLA’s roundtable, “How Did I get There? Our ‘Alt-Ac’ Jobs.” http://sarahwerner.net/blog/index.php/2013/01/make-your-own-luck/
- Lisa Rhody’s Prezi from MLA: “Doing Data for Humanists; or, How Not to Become a DH Cautionary Tale.” http://prezi.com/jon4fcsabyq2/doing-data-for-humanists-or-how-not-to-become-a-dh-cautionary-tale/
- Mark Sample’s “An Account of Randomness in Literary Computing” from the panel “Reading the Invisible and Unwanted in Old and New Media” at MLA. http://www.samplereality.com/2013/01/08/an-account-of-randomness-in-literary-computing/
- Kirsty Leuner, Talk on the value of grad student blogging on scholarly group blogs, MLA session 767. http://bit.ly/VIWGHW
- Brian Croxall, “Minor Differences and Divergent Paths” from the MLA session, “How Did I Get Here? Our ‘Alt-Ac’ Jobs”: http://www.briancroxall.net/2013/01/04/minor-differences-and-diverging-paths/
There are undoubtedly more out there so feel free to send them to me and I will add them to the blog.
Academe Today, January 24, 2012, Invisible Gorillas Are Everywhere.
William Pannapacker reviews the 2011 HASTAC meeting (see keynotes here) and comments on technology and the digital humanities debate.
There is also mention of the MLA and AHA guidelines for evaluating digital projects. I’m guessing that would be the following:
Since we have touched on how to evaluate projects previously, perhaps this would be a good discussion item.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has reported some details on these two meetings, e.g.,
I know that some of you attended these meetings. Any observations, thoughts, summaries, concerns, lessons you would like to share?