We invite you to attend the following symposium on emerging digital humanities approaches to South Asian Studies. Please direct any questions to Ellen Ambrosone (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Anandi Silva Knuppel (email@example.com). More information on the symposium, including schedules and travel information, will be posted soon at scholarblogs.emory.edu/DH4SA.
EMORY DIGITAL HUMANITIES SYMPOSIUM
DH FOR THE STUDY AND TEACHING OF SOUTH ASIA
Emory University, Robert W. Woodruff Library
April 6-7, 2018
The Emory Digital Humanities Symposium: DH for the Study and Teaching of South Asia is a two-day interdisciplinary and international symposium on newly formed approaches to digital humanities (DH) in the field of South Asian Studies. The two-day symposium of panels, a workshop, and a roundtable discussion will replicate the cycle of scholarly production – one in which scholars access archives or create their own, analyze data, teach about their research, produce scholarship, and publish in some format for public consumption.
In recent years, the digital humanities (DH) have created a shift in scholarly, publishing, and library worlds. Yet there is no clear consensus on what we mean when we use this phrase. What is the digital humanities? What are the digital humanities?
In the case of South Asian Studies, the challenges of applying DH theories, methods, and technologies include: encoding non-Roman script languages, copyright questions in the creation of archives, the epistemic possibilities of close reading versus distant reading, accessibility of digital products in South Asia, and capturing the complexity of South Asian traditions for teaching and research purposes. A growing cohort of scholars are actively working on these issues and opening pathways for engaging with the history, texts, and practices of South Asia. This symposium will bring together scholars of South Asia working in four key areas of the digital humanities (see the HASTAC blog post by Chris Forster, Assistant Professor in the department of English and Textual Studies at Syracuse University) to discuss these challenges and the ways forward with the resources for DH at Emory University as our backdrop. The event will provide participants with valuable conversation partners, new connections at the Woodruff Library, and possible collaborators in the expanding field of DH in South Asian Studies.
Neel Agrawal, Center for Research Libraries
Ellen Ambrosone, Emory University
Gil Ben-Herut, University of South Florida
Guneeta Singh Bhalla, The Partition Archive
Yigal Bronner, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Rahul Gairola, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Constance Kassor, Lawrence University
Jon Keune, Michigan State University
Melanie Kowalski, Emory University
Sarah McKee, Emory University
Mark McLaughlin, College of William and Mary
Andrew Ollett, Harvard University
Sumathi Ramaswamy, Duke University
Nicole Ranganath, University of California at Davis
Ulrike Stark, University of Chicago