Concurrent Sessions 1: Schedule

Session A1 (Roundtables)

  1. The Story of the Beautiful: Freer’s Peacock Room Recontextualized
    Nardina Mein, Lee Glazer, Joshua Neds–Fox, Shawn McCann, Maya Foo
    The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and the Wayne State University Libraries brought the Freer’s Peacock Room to the web in a unique digital archive, featur- ing two 360° panoramic, interactive views of the room. This panel discussion will address the ways that this collaboration and the resulting digital archive enable new scholarly discussion and broaden access to the installation itself.
  2. Digital Media @ Pitt: Behind the Scenes of Multimodal, Creative–Critical Media Production
    Jamie Bianco, Trisha Red Campbell, Steph Ceraso, Erin Anderson
    Digital Media at Pitt (DM@P) is a faculty-student collaboratory working to pro- mote the study and production of digital media at the University of Pittsburgh. DM@P’s research initiatives, hands-on workshops, issues forums, and speakers’ series have cultivated a strong interest in digital media across the disciplines at both the undergraduate and graduate level. As founding members of DM@P, each of our speakers will discuss their work as contexts and communications of digital media in an English department.

Session B1 (Roundtables)

  1. Communication and Collaboration in International Digital Humanities Projects
    Ethan Watrall, Dean Rehberger, Catherine Doley, Scott Pennington, Peter Alegi, Alex Galarza
    As the digital humanities increase in popularity, so do their geographic reach. International digital collaborative projects, however, carry unique sets of con- straints that make them both challenging and rewarding. It is within this context that this panel, composed of scholars from (and affiliated with) Michigan State University’s MATRIX: The Center for the Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sci- ences Online (, will introduce several international digital projects and highlight the unique challenges inherent to international communication
    and collaboration. Above all, this panel is intended to be a dynamic and fruitful conversation between attendees and panel members on how international digital projects can democratize knowledge, enrich classroom learning, and significantly broaden opportunities for scholarly publishing, communication, and collaboration.
  2. Iterations of Change: How Digital Technology Is Transforming Asian American Studies
    Konrad Ng, Lisa Nakamura, Lori Kido Lopez
    This Twitter-friendly panel explores how the cultural shift towards digital plat- forms is changing Asian American Studies, an academic and activist movement founded in the late sixties and early seventies to confront the exclusion of people of color narratives. The Internet and social media is extending Asian American Studies’ ongoing mission in ways that shed light on how we may reconsider the project of race.

Session C1 (Roundtables)

  1. Digital Scholarly Communication – Notes from the Wired! Lab for Digital Historical Visualization
    Mark Olson, Victoria Szabo, Elizabeth Baltes, Erica Sherman
    This panel addresses the promise and pitfalls of digital scholarly communication in the context of a multi-year, multidisciplinary research and teaching collective actively rethinking the methods and foundational questions that frame the dis- cipline of Art History and Visual Studies. Each talk raises in turn a set of interre- lated issues: collaboration, translation, dissemination and critique.
  2. Kairos–OJS Plugin Project: Author, Editor, and Reader Tools for Scholarly Multimedia
    Kathie Gossett, Cheryl Ball, Douglas Eyman
    The presenters secured an NEH Digital Humanities grant to build a plug-in to the open-source Open Journal System (OJS), which currently only handles the editorial process for digitized print scholarship. Our panel will provide some back- ground about the need for these new editorial tools, describe the development process and the decisions made about supporting multimedia and its metadata, and finish with a plan to develop new reader tools and future directions for the project team.

Session D1 (Roundtables)

  1. From the Center: Facilitating Feminist Digital Praxis and Pedagogy Through Collaboration
    Margaret Rhee, Isela Gonzalez, Allyse Gray
    In our presentation, we illuminate the challenges and interventions of imple- menting “From The Center” (FTC), a collaborative feminist participatory arts and education program, where women incarcerated in the San Francisco jail created their own HIV/AIDS prevention digital stories. Representatives from the San Francisco Department of Public Health Forensic AIDS Project, and UC Berkeley will present and facilitate a dialogue on structural inequality of incarceration, HIV/ AIDS, and digital access rates that “intersect” and shape life chances.
  2. Mobile Collaborations: Student Research | Citizen Scholarship
    Bridget Draxler, Jon Winet, Peter Likarish
    The panel will present the work of the University of Iowa UNESCO City of Lit- erature Mobile Application Development Team (COL). Mobile Collaborations is an interdisciplinary project, operating at the intersection of literary and New Media research: an exploration of the possibilities of public digital humanities research and teaching. The format will encourage active participation by all in attendance.

Session E1 (Lightning Talks)

  1. Blogging and Blooks: Communal Authorship in a Contemporary Context
    Staci Stutsman
    I will explore the impact of the interactive blogosphere on authorship. I will dis- cuss the recent proliferation of blog books (or “blooks”) and examine the implica- tions of this publishing move on contemporary authorship in the digital age. I will be discussing bloggers such as Julie Powell and Jennette Fulda and their recent “blooks.”
  2. The Future of the Book is Now – A Case–Study
    Spencer Striker
    This dynamic presentation will provide a state of the art overview of the world of eBooks as well as a case-study of an original eBook in development. I will provide a survey of the key tablet devices, the leading distributors, the plat- form wars, and the studios where the future is being made, investigating the affordances of the most advanced eBooks. Finally, I will present my thesis, an eBook that utilizes data scraping and documentary-style presentation.
  3. Rethinking the Dissertation: Experiments and Practices in the Future Cinema Lab at York University
    Caitlin Fisher
    The Future Cinema Lab at York University attracts many students interested in re- search/creation and re-imagining traditional dissertations. What are they making/ researching? This lightening talk will outline some of our successes, difficulties and strategies related to both the content of project-based work and born digital dissertations and in navigating institutional constraints.
  4. Building and Editing a Born–Digital Volume: Writing History in the Digital Age
    Kristen Nawrotzki, Jack Dougherty
    What could a web-born scholarly edited volume look like? What if contributors discussed and refined their ideas online, before drafting their full essays? What if papers were openly reviewed on the web? Could editors manage all of this? Would it produce a volume more intellectually coherent than those produced the traditional way? Would an academic press publish it? We will address these questions based on our born-digital edited volume, Writing History in the Digital Age. More information:
  5. Massively Multireader: A Networked Teaching of House of Leaves across Five Classrooms
    Brian Croxall
    Why read an incredibly complex novel by yourself when you can tackle it with 60 other students across the nation? This presentation will report on a cross-campus experiment in scholarly communication, digital making, and classroom shifting at five public, private, and small liberal arts schools.

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