Digital Fridays by HASTAC Scholars

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Join us for a free, online workshop series called Digital Fridays! Digital Fridays sessions are conceptualized and hosted by HASTAC Scholars who present on research topics, teaching approaches. or professional development strategies. Recordings and recap posts are made available on HASTAC whenever possible. Stay tuned for upcoming topics!

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Reimagining Humanities Graduate Education: Expansive, Inclusive, Engaged

Reimagining Humanities Graduate Education: Expansive, Inclusive, Engaged

May 14 2021
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Free RSVP Doctoral education opens doors to engaging and often unexpected pathways, with opportunities for significant public impact —an essential element of reinvesting in higher education as a public good. In this interview with Sam Risak, Katina Rogers will discuss how scholars can reimagine...
Challenges of Digitizing Historical Recipes

Challenges of Digitizing Historical Recipes

May 7 2021
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Free RSVP In this Digital Friday webinar, Avery Blankenship will discuss the challenges in digitizing and creating a digital archive of nineteenth-century, annotated recipes. Starting from item acquisition and moving through the digitization process, writing metadata, and finally ingesting these...
Science Fiction / Science Fact: Fiction Narratives as a Technocultural Tool

Science Fiction / Science Fact: Fiction Narratives as a Technocultural Tool

April 23 2021
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In this webinar, Galit Ariel will discuss the value of non-mainstream and other multicultural perspectives of Science Fiction, and she will also assess the intertwined relationship between Science Fiction, technological and cultural representations. Science Fiction as a medium had a tremendous...
The Challenge of Teaching Reflexivity in Science and Engineering Education

The Challenge of Teaching Reflexivity in Science and Engineering Education

March 26 2021
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The very positions and structures of practice in science and engineering that make reflexivity possible also inhibit learning reflexivity. In this webinar, Aditya Anupam approaches the challenging paradox this causes for teaching reflexivity, by drawing upon feminist/STS studies and game studies to...
Pedagogical Practices: A Workshop for TAs Teaching Online Under COVID-19

Pedagogical Practices: A Workshop for TAs Teaching Online Under COVID-19

April 30 2021
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In this webinar, Catalina Alzate and Letícia Ferreira will provide a space for Teaching Assistants to share how they practice their teaching philosophies within the constraints of their position, learn from peers about ways to deal with issues regarding teaching, assisting and grading, and share...
Graduate Education for the Public Good

Graduate Education for the Public Good

May 1 2020
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Free RSVP . Graduate education opens doors to engaging and often unexpected pathways, with opportunities for significant public impact —an essential element of reinvesting in higher education as a public good. In this special Digital Friday session, Katina Rogers, Stacy Hartman, Cihan Tekay, and...
Online Teaching and Collaborative Reading

Online Teaching and Collaborative Reading

March 20 2020
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Free RSVP In this Digital Friday, Christina Katopodis will talk about publicly annotating a text using Manifold and maintaining an open dialogue between class meetings using a class hashtag on Twitter. As more classes go online, these two platforms can help to build and maintain a sense of...
Welcome New HASTAC Scholars

Welcome New HASTAC Scholars

December 4 2020
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Free RSVP Join HASTAC Co-Directors Adashima Oyo and FI Fellow Shaun Lin in an introductory Digital Friday to welcome the new cohort of HASTAC Scholars. They will discuss the benefits of HASTAC Scholars and upcoming opportunities. They will also answer any questions Scholars have about the program...
Is Meek Mill a Critical Race Theorist?

Is Meek Mill a Critical Race Theorist?

May 8 2020
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Free RSVP . For 11 years, rapper Meek Mill has either been in jail or on probation. Today at the age of 32, Meek Mill is well aware of the legal system and the impact it has not only on his life, but of “Young Black America.” Meek, who has been rapping since he was an adolescent, has lyrically...
From Cardi B to Stranger Things: Using Popular Culture in the Writing Classroom

From Cardi B to Stranger Things: Using Popular Culture in the Writing Classroom

April 3 2020
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Free RSVP . The university explicitly and implicitly marks stark divides between what happens inside the classroom and outside in everyday life: unnecessary distinctions between the intellectual and the mundane. And yet, everyday students readily engage in complicated communication practices when...
Remote Instruction and Online Class Engagement

Remote Instruction and Online Class Engagement

March 17 2020
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Free​ RSVP As Universities are beginning to respond to COVID-19, many classes are transitioning to remote instruction. This Webinar discusses strategies and tools to assist in creating a virtual and engaging learning environment for our students. We will discuss communication, adjusting class...
Critical Digital Pedagogy: Humanities Approaches

Critical Digital Pedagogy: Humanities Approaches

March 13 2020
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Free RSVP . Even as we are cognizant of —and sometimes reinforce— a perceived separation between humanities disciplines and STEM and technical training, humanists (like many people) engage with technology on a daily basis. Our research, teaching, and administrative labor are necessarily embedded...
RSVP for Digital Fridays! The topic is Access Pedagogy

RSVP for Digital Fridays! The topic is Access Pedagogy

December 13 2019
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Join us on Friday, December 13th for the next Digital Fridays. The topic is Access Pedagogy. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/access-pedagogy-tickets-85508001735 Description Universities, echoing their cultural contexts, privilege bodies and knowledge that align with hegemonic values...

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