Earlier this month in the HASTAC Scholars Interview series, Allison Guess, Director of HASTAC Scholars, Futures Initiative Doctoral Fellow and PhD student in the program of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Graduate Center, CUNY, interviewed the wonderful Dr. Cathy N. Davidson, founder of HASTAC and Director of The Futures Initiative. In this exciting HASTAC Scholar interview, Dr. Davidson recounts the very founding of HASTAC as the world’s first academic social network and expands on what she refers to as “human and social sciences for a digital age”. To follow the interview along, see a list of Guess' questions for Dr. Davidson, below. Listen to this awesome HASTAC interview here!
(1.) How did HASTAC come to be? In other words, will you explain the origin and intent of HASTAC?
(2.) How did you, as a scholar and leader, come into the field of the Digital Humanities?
(3.) What topics and questions interest you or have driven your work?
(4.) What are some of the current opportunities and challenges that you identity within DH?
(5.) What role do you see HASTAC (and similar organizations) playing in addressing some of the opportunities and challenges in digital humanities?
(6.) How do you see your field changing? What excites you most about the future of the humanities and of higher education more generally?
(7.) As HASTAC is in a transitional moment, what are some of the organizations future goals and what are some ways that HASTAC is making such things actionable?