As the academic year hums along, we look forward to a moment of rest before the hectic end of the semester.
This is the perfect time to catch up on some reading. We’ve gathered some instant classics posted recently on HASTAC.org.
Ten Easy Ways to Energize Your Classroom Tomorrow: Your Students Will Love It and So Will You — Cathy Davidson
Whether you teach in a radically innovative program or at a very traditional institution with a prescribed syllabus, there are ways that you can immediately transform your classroom into a student-centered learning space.
Practicing what we preach? On student leadership, equity—and meetings — Katina Rogers
On stepping back and taking a moment to assess progress toward personal, group and big-picture goals...like the future of higher education.
Student-Centered Pedagogy: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Key Texts — Kitana Ananda
The CUNY Humanities Alliance team is often asked to share their favorite resources on student-centered pedagogy. After discussing what they consider foundational texts—and crowdsourcing the question, too—they compiled the following selection...
Posts from HASTAC Scholars
This year, we are happy to have a group of 240 HASTAC Scholars. The newcomers in the group are part of our new two-year structure and will be with HASTAC until 2018. The group is already very active on our website and have posted a number of new exciting blog posts. Here are some highlights:
Derek Price and fellow HASTAC Scholar Kyle Romero have created a podcast on video games and their larger cultural significance called Scholars At Play. The first episode, on “Narrative and Gameplay” is available now. READ MORE
Following on the heels of the election, Christina Bosch asks a number of important questions: What is dialogue as a political and educational strategy, and/or social movement? And how might dialogue in particular support access to diversity, or access to diverse points of view that are given equal status? READ MORE
Elizabeth Hunter’s research includes creating a video game adaptation of “William Shakespeare’s gory, witchy tragedy, Macbeth.” In her blog post, she describes her research and ponders on some of the challenges in the project: READ MORE
2016-2017 Team-Taught Courses
In the 2016-2017 academic year, the Futures Initiative is offering five team-taught courses in a number of different disciplines, reaching as many as 90 graduate students and 1,800 undergraduates. The courses will be taught by CUNY faculty based at the Graduate Center as well as Brooklyn College, City College, the College of Staten Island, the CUNY School of Public Health, Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Queens College. The focus across all of the courses will be diversity, access, and equity across the curriculum.
The Election Clapback Syllabus: A Teach In/Learn In
On Tuesday, November 15, the Futures Initiative sponsored a Teach In/Learn In to address issues of relevance to our students in the wake of this year’s election. One result was an incredibly rich collaborative resource document for teachers and students...
Event Recap: Media Blackness
On Monday, November 14, the Futures Initiative hosted “Media Blackness,” an engaged conversation about the rendering of blackness in, across, and through multiple forms of media. The discussion included multiple perspectives on the intersections of blackness and aesthetics in film, television, digital media, and beyond.
Mark Your Calendar!
HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities
November 3-4, 2017 [CORRECTED DATES!]
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!
Register for the 2017 Digital Humanities Summer Institute
HASTAC is partnering once again with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), giving HASTAC members the opportunity to register for the institute’s digital humanities courses at a discounted rate. DHSI will be held on June 5-9 and June 12-16, 2017 at the University of Victoria.
Job Opportunity: WordPress Developer for CUNY Humanities Alliance (Contract)
The Humanities Alliance at CUNY has a great opportunity for a mission-driven web developer.