University Libraries is proud to announce the annual Digital Humanities Conference, Digitorium, will be held October 1-3, 2020. The conference, hosted by the University of Alabama Libraries and the Alabama Digital Humanities Center, will be entirely virtual for the first time this year. In an unprecedented time when digital literacies are critically important, Digitorium represents a timely opportunity for faculty, practitioners, and students to learn what’s possible with Digital Humanities (DH) methods and pedagogy. This year, we will offer several workshops that can help build DH skills, with tools such as Nvivo, Orange, 360 videos in VR, and Twine.
We are excited to announce that we will have two plenary speakers this year—Dr. Lauren Klein from Emory University and Dr. Whitney Pow from New York University. Inside Higher Ed named Klein as a rising star in Digital Humanities in 2017, and she is the director of the Digital Humanities Lab at Emory. Her two current projects are Data by Design, an interactive history of data visualization, and Vectors of Freedom, which utilizes quantitative methods to analyze the influences and people involved in the 19th century abolitionist movement in the United States. Whitney Pow is a media historian and game designer who specializes in queer and trans digital media. Pow created the digital art piece Digital TV Breakfast in response to Digital TV Dinner, Jamie Faye Fenton’s 1978 glitch art.
While we are disappointed that we won’t be able to meet in person, we’re looking forward to providing an opportunity for faculty, practitioners, and students worldwide to engage with discussions on Digital Humanities, hear from innovative scholars in the field, and to learn new skills through virtual workshops. Registration is $25.00 and opens August 16th , 2020.
For more information regarding our schedule and registration, please visit the Digitorium site.