HASTAC is in full swing this Fall! Our community is growing, our network is expanding, and we’ve got a fantastic slate of activities and opportunities on tap.
- The University Worth Fighting For (Event Recap)
- Futures Initiative Event: Enacting a Different STEM
- Congrats to the DML 6 Playlists for Learning Challenge Winners!
- Mark Your Calendar for the HASTAC 2017 Conference
- Interview Collections
- MIT Discount
- HASTAC Scholars Thanks to Applicants!
- Welcome Chad
See below to learn more. And be sure to share your own events, opportunities, and ideas with the community on HASTAC.org.
Congratulations to the DML 6 Playlists for Learning Challenge grantees!
The Playlists for Learning Challenge, the sixth and final Digital Media and Learning Competition, has awarded eleven winning projects a total of $700,000. Winning projects will scale connected learning content and experiences to diverse local and digital audiences through the development of innovative learning playlists that close the opportunity gap and help learners succeed in today’s connected world.
Enacting a Different STEM: Building Equitable Futures Beyond “Diversity”
Join the Futures Initiative on October 31st from 1-3pm for Enacting a Different STEM: Creating Equitable Futures Beyond "Diversity." The discussion will include multiple perspectives on working against structural barriers to support equity and social justice in STEM, both in the academy and in industry.
Racism, Xenophobia, Populism: The Miseducation of the Public
On September 20, the Futures Initiative hosted a powerful panel discussion and Twitter chat. This panel was the first in the The University Worth Fighting For, a series of events that tie student-centered, engaged pedagogical practices to institutional change, race, equality, gender, and social justice.
If you missed it, we’ve got you covered. HASTAC.org has related resources, including notes from the Twitter chat, panelist bios, and links to the collaborative document and video.
Mark Your Calendar!
HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities
November 2-4, 2017
Plan to join us for the next HASTAC conference! You won’t want to miss this one. It’s being held at the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, a premier game site. The lead sponsor and organizing group for the conference is the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium, which includes a dozen institutions in the State of Florida that seek to promote an understanding of the humanities in light of digital technologies and research.
Digital Humanities at The MIT Press: 30% off for HASTAC members!
The MIT Press is thrilled to offer members of HASTAC a 30% book discount on all MITP digital humanities titles. Use discount code MHASTAC30 when prompted during checkout to receive 30% off the list price. While this code can only be used for books purchased directly through the MIT Press website, it can be used more than once, for multiple titles, and for both print and e-editions. Happy reading from The MIT Press!
The HASTAC Interview Collection
Our HASTAC Scholars continue to curate the collection of interviews and profiles on our Steering Committee members as scholars, mentors, and leaders. The latest additions include Mark C. Marino, writer and scholar of electronic literature, and Cathy N. Davidson, founder of HASTAC and Director of The Futures Initiative.
Thanks to all our applicants for the HASTAC Scholars program! We are currently reviewing more than 100 applications. Next month, we will announce our new 2016-2018 HASTAC Scholars.
Welcome Chad Weinard
This month we welcome Chad Weinard to the HASTAC team as Director of Programs and Networks. Chad will be supporting the HASTAC community through the website, social media and digital publications. He will develop strategy to grow and enhance the HASTAC network, and he’ll be instrumental in bringing on a new institutional partner, as well. Chad comes with rich experiences in the humanities, social media and museum technology. His research interest is in digital collections and digital strategies for cultural heritage institutions and higher education.