This year's HASTAC conference, with the theme Digital Scholarly Communication, will be held at the University of Michigan. We will focus on the promise and challenge of new forms of academic publication and dissemination.
Program Overview: full program is online at: http://hastac2011.org/schedule/
Keynotes will be presented by:
- Dan Atkins: Cyber-infrastructure
- Cathy Davidson: Reading, Writing, Critical Thinking, and Data Mining: Reclaiming the Information Age
- Josh Greenberg: Public Digital Display
- Jim Leach: Digital technologies in the civilizing project of the global humanities
- Siva Vaidhyanathan: The Googlization of Everything
Alt-Ac Aternative Careers Workshop
The night before the conference, Thursday, December 1, from 7:00-9:45pm, we will be hosting an Alt-Ac Aternative Careers Workshop. This HASTAC workshop will provide a general introduction to the Alt-Ac concept and offer some more practical advice as you consider applying for Alt-Ac jobs. Presented by Korey Jackson and Fiona Barnett, Director of HASTAC Scholars. We will focus especially on how to translate your academic experience and craft an effective application. The first part of the session will offer a chance to listen to the experiences and wisdom of people already in or connected to the Alt-Ac sector. Then, as a group, we’ll go through sample job announcements, CVs and cover letters. Finally, we’d like to break out into smaller groups to briefly discuss our own application materials as well as any additional questions about the process.
All participants must register for the conference. Registration is now open! http://hastac2011.org/
Ann Arbor is served by the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). Events on Saturday will end at 6 or a little later. If you can, please stay overnight on Saturday. See BEING THERE on the website. The first event (a pre-conference workshop on alternative careers/#alt-ac) begins at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1. Since events on Saturda, December 3 do not end until 6:00 p.m., plan on staying overnight on Saturday and joining other participants for optional informal get-togethers if you can.
The conference planners have reserved blocks of rooms at three locations within easy walking distance of the conference. If you’re looking for a roommate, we highly recommend you add a tweet to our backchannel on Twitter (#hastac2011).
Inn at the League (Website)
Address: 911 North University Avenue (Michigan League)
Reservations: (734) 764-317
Campus Inn (Website)
Address: 615 East Huron Street
Reservations: (734) 769-2200, (800) 666-8623
Bell Tower Hotel (Website)
Address: 300 South Thayer Street
Reservations: (734) 769-3010
We want to extend huge gratitude to HASTAC Steering Committee members Daniel Herwitz (Michigan) and Julie Klein (Wayne State) for putting together such a terrific conference, as well as Miiko Tuomela, HASTAC V technical and research manager for all of his hard work behind the scenes. We'd also like to thank the Andrew Mellon Foundation and the Institute for the Humanities, the Sweetland Writing Center, the UM Library, and the University of Michigan Press for their generous support.