Digital Project Help at the American Studies Association

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Want to get started on a digital American studies project?

We may be able to help!

At this year’s American Studies Association annual meeting in Chicago, the Digital Humanities Caucus would like to help you get started on a digital project by offering:

  • two-hour consultations with experienced digital humanities practitioners. We can think your idea through with you, suggest useful tools and resources, and give you some suggestions about where you might go next.

  • an idea clinic with drop-in and group conversations about digital projects, whether you are ready to start, hitting a snag, looking for a sounding board, or just curious

  • tiny demonstrations of digital tools and practices that your colleagues could use in their teaching and research

We’ll hold these consultations from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, in the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Picasso, Concourse Level West Tower.

What is a digital project? Our definition is broad, and we’ll do our best to help you accomplish whatever you’re imagining. Some popular types of projects include maps, data visualizations, text analysis projects, and experiments in scholarly publishing and pedagogy.

We think American studies scholars have the potential to undertake transformative scholarship in the digital humanities field, and we’re offering these consultations in the hopes of fostering some of this work.

To request a consultation, please register here by Sunday, November 1.

If you would like to be a consultant on digital projects, register here. If you want to share a tool or practice you have, please register here.

Questions? Please email katie.rawson at