ANN: Registration open for the Global Digital Humanities Symposium (March 26-27)

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March 26, 2020 to March 27, 2020
Michigan, United States
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Digital Humanities

Global Digital Humanities Symposium

March 26-27, 2020
Michigan State University (USA)
East Lansing, Michigan

Join us for an exciting program addressing how the interdisciplinary practices of digital humanities can relate to global, indigenous, and/or underrepresented groups and topics.

Registration is open and the program is now available! Join us for a fantastic event. Registration Deadline: Friday, March 13 2020

Everyone is welcome, regardless of discipline, including students!

All sessions will take place in the MSU Main Library. Meals are included with registration.

Keynote presentations by Miguel Escobar Varela, on “Emic interfaces: UX design for cultural specificity” and Carrie Heitman on “Narrative and Nomenclature: Research Dialogues on Place-Based Knowledge in the Age of Digital Distance”

Additional presentations include:

  • “Empowered Minorities: Language Rights and Differential Outcomes For Minorities Enjoying Kremlin Support”, Martha Olcott, Michael Downs, and Brigid McBride
  • “Regularization of Kinship Relations to Enrich the Social Networks”, Bin Li
  • “Relational Landscapes: Teaching Chaco Canyon Ancestral Pueblo Monumental Architecture with Immersive Technology”, Laura Smith
  • “Building an Inclusive Digital Local History in the Midwest”, Benjamin Ostermeier
  • “Digital Mapping of Culpability and the Culpable in African War Texts”, Richard Ajah
  • “DH and Cultural Heritage: Digitisation of Eyo Festival in Nigeria”, Felix Bayode Oke
  • “Between Phallus and Freedom: An Ethnography on the Embodied Experiences of Tinder Users in Cape Town”, Leah Junck
  • “Digital Apprehensions of Indian Poetics”, A. Sean Pue, Zahra Rizvi, Asra Junaid
  • “Using GIS in representing the significance of transnational financial support for deaf education in China, circa 1880s-1920s”, Shu Wan
  • “Digital Humanities and the discursive complexities of colonial ‘letterature,’ ” Ayodele James Akinola
  • “Map-Based Storytelling for Evolving Places: An experiment with Digital Humanities pedagogy”, Sayan Bhattacharyya
  • “Digitalising political communication in West Africa: Facebook and Twitter in election campaigns and political practices in Ghana”, Akwasi Bosompem Boateng
  • “Can Library Metadata Stand with Hong Kong? ”, Joshua Barton, Mike Erickson, Lucas Mak, and Nicole Smeltekop
  • “Intersection: Digital Humanities, Research Data Management and Libraries in African Higher Education Institutions”, Thembelihle Hwalima
  • “Teaching with Data in the Academic Museum”, Beth Fischer
  • “Disrupting the Discourse: The Role of Digital Humanities in Addressing Anthropogenic Climate Change”, Work of Sarah Goldfarb
  • “From Archival Absence to Digital Presence: (Dis)Covering the19th-Century Black Press in Ohio”, Jewon Woo
  • “Visualizing Poetic Meter in South Asian Languages”, A. Sean Pue, Ahmad Atta, and Rajiv Ranjan
  • “Echoes of Handicraft: The Use of Digital Technologies in Preserving and Representing Textiles from East Asian Ethnic Minority Groups”, Xiaolin Sun and Catherine Nichols
  • “SiRO- A Platform for Studies in Radicalism Onlin”e, Manasi Mishra
  • “The Evolution of the Enslaved Project”, Kylene Cave and Duncan Tarr
  • “From Archive to Big Data: Workflows of the China Bibliographic Database”, Edith Enright
  • “When Managing a digital archive becomes a be-or-not-to-be issue”, NGUE UM EMMANUEL
  • “On Seeing: Surveillance and the Digital Humanities”, Christina Boyles, Andy Boyles Petersen, Arun Jacob, and Megan Wilson
  • “Mobilizing Digital Humanities for Social Justice: A Rapid Response Research Workshop”, Roopika Risam and Alex Gil
  • “Sites of Memory: Reflecting on the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda”, Erik Ponder
  • “Collaborative Pedagogy: Foreign Language and Literature Courses, Data Science, and Global Digital Humanities”, Katherine Walden, Jarren Santos, Celeste Sharpe, Palmar Alvarez-Blanco, Sarah Calhoun, and Mirzam Pérez
  • “Students as Knowledge Producers: Understanding Arab-Americans in central Ohio through Oral History Narratives”, Hanada Al-Masri, Cheryl Johnson, Olivia Reynolds and Alexis Grimm

Generously sponsored by: Digital Humanities at MSU, The Graduate School, The Hub, Department of English, Department of History, MATRIX, H-Net, Asian Studies Center, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, Department of Theatre, African Studies Center, Experience Architecture Program, Department of Anthropology, Department of Linguistics and German, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, Department of Romance and Classical Studies, Muslim Studies Program, Canadian Studies Center, MSU Libraries

Contact Info: 

Kristen Mapes
Assistant Director of Digital Humanities, College of Arts & Letters
Michigan State University
479 West Circle Drive, Linton Hall 308
East Lansing MI 48824
517-884-1712 | @kmapesy

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