HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities

HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities

From HASTAC's September HASTAC Newsletter:

While the beginning of the academic year can feel like a force of nature, nothing compares to the real thing. To our colleagues and their families impacted by hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes, our thoughts are with you. We know the after effects of these natural disasters could linger well into 2017, long after the academic year begins. As your lives slowly return to normal, we send our well wishes to you and your families, neighbors, colleagues, and students. Stay safe, everyone.

HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities

On the heels of Hurricane Irma, our HASTAC conference organizers accomplished the nearly insurmountable task of rapidly finding and securing a new venue and accommodations and adjusting the conference schedule for HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities, as power was being restored across the state of Florida. A quick recap of the conference schedule is shown below. Please watch this space for a complete conference wrap up and a collection of relevant HASTAC site content in the coming weeks...

HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities took place in Orlando FL, Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4, with a HASTAC Scholars Un-Conference the night before, on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. 

Special thanks go out from HASTAC to the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium, the Program Committee, and especially Bruce Janz and Amy Giroux for their hard work, dedication, and creativity. Below you will find the schedule template for a conference that was planned specifically to look ahead to better, more inclusive, diverse, and imaginative futures for technology, humanities, society, higher education, and Digital Humanities (DH). 

You can visit the official conference website here: http://hastac2017.org/

HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities

Thursday, 2 November 2017
(Registration and set up for posters, demos, exhibits, etc, will also start on Thurs. Nov 2.  Time TBD)

4:00pm-6:00pm: Steering Committee Meeting (not open to the public) 
6:00pm-7:00pm: Light refreshments and Hangout (for Steering Committee and HASTAC Scholars) 
7:00pm-10:00pm: HASTAC Scholars UnConference  (open to the public)

Friday, 3 November 2017 

7:00am-8:00am: Breakfast (included in registration costs) 
8:15am-8:30am: Welcoming Remarks
8:30am-9:45am: Opening Plenary Panel: Tressie McMillan Cottom, Purdom Lindblad, Anastasia Salter, and T-Kay Sangwand 
10:00am-12:15pm: Sessions
12:15pm-1:30pm: Hot Buffet Lunch (included in registration costs) 
1:45pm-5:30pm: Sessions
7:30pm-10:00pm: Reception

Saturday, 4 November 2017 

7:00am-8:00am: Breakfast (included in registration costs) 
8:15am-12:00pm: Sessions
12:00pm-1:30pm: Hot Buffet Lunch (included in registration costs) 
1:45pm-4:00pm: Sessions
4:15pm-5:45pm: Closing Plenary and Closing Remarks: Cathy N. Davidson, The New Education