Thank you, #HASTAC17
Thanks to all for a wonderful #HASTAC17 conference in Orlando! Once again we would like to recognize and thank the conference organizers, Conference Director Bruce Janz and Managing Director Amy Giroux, for having done a fantastic job scheduling and relocating the conference given the circumstances of Hurricane Irma. Also, a heartfelt thanks to the HASTAC community for contributing to a wide array of excellent workshops, engaging presentations, posters, demonstrations, and more!
Here are some highlights from the conference:
- The recording of our opening plenary with Purdom Lindblad, Tressie McMillan Cottom, T-Kay Sangwand, and Anastasia Salter is archived on YouTube and can be found storified, courtesy of @ttkay.
- The recording of our closing plenary discussion with Cathy Davidson and Julie Thompson Klein is archived on YouTube, and thank you to the UCF production crew for making these livestreams available.
- Digital posters and traditional poster prize winners have been posted to the HASTAC blog!
- Thank you to the HASTAC community for your recaps and storifies of #HASTAC17!
- Nathan Loewen’s “One Best of All Possible Teaching and Learning Conferences”
- The Futures Initiative storify for the “Building a Feminist Future: On (Digital) Pedagogical Praxis” interactive panel.
- See @jeff_humanity’s video recap here.
- Cherishe Cumma’s “Forming Bonds During #HASTAC17”
Announcing HASTAC 2019!
“Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education”
Vancouver, BC | Dates TBA
Musqueam Traditional Territory
Hosted by the Universities of
Victoria and British Columbia
Seeking HASTAC Conference Hosts for 2020 and Beyond
Our annual HASTAC conferences are hosted by affiliate organizations at locations around the globe. The conference usually attracts between 250-450 attendees from around the world. Attendees include professors, independent scholars, HASTAC Scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and professionals dedicated to using the open web to change the way we teach and learn.
HASTAC welcomes expressions of interest to host a future HASTAC conference. If your institution is interested, please contact email@example.com for more information.
Welcome to our 2017-2019 HASTAC Scholars!
- New HASTAC Scholars this year: 129
- Continuing Scholars: 129
- Total Scholars this year: 258
- Percentage undergraduates/graduate students among incoming Scholars: 11% undergraduates, 22% MA, 63% PhD
What Is a HASTAC Scholar?
Learn more about Scholars from HASTAC co-director and co-founder Cathy Davidson:
Welcome new HASTAC Scholars! It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory—"Haystack," we say.
HASTAC is an alliance, a network, a community, and not a formal organization in a traditional sense. HASTAC is shaped by the contributions of its network members. As HASTAC Scholars, you are welcome to play as small or large a role as you wish. We hope you will make it an incredibly fruitful two years, and end with a fine online portfolio of your own contributions as well as many rich network "alliances."
Other Updates From the HASTAC Scholars Desk
The HASTAC Scholars Twitter chat on Public Humanities and Public Scholarship took place on Thursday, November 9th. Thank you to all participants for a lively chat, and a special thanks to chat organizers Emily Esten, Eleanor Mahoney, Kefaya Diab, Michael DeAnda, Francesca Albrezzi, J.J. Sylvia IV, and Scholars Director Kalle Westerling! Read the #HASTACpublic storify courtesy of Francesca Albrezzi and Michael DeAnda’s reflection for more information.
#NewEducation and Active Learning
Check out HASTAC’s Co-Founder and Co-Director Cathy Davidson’s latest post on “An 'Active Learning' Kit: Rationale, Methods, Models, Research, Bibliography”! This post combines two previous blogs to make new connections between the #NewEducation and active learning in the classroom. It concludes with an inspiring bibliography on “radical pedagogy.”
- Former FI Fellow Danica Savonick’s recent blog post reflects on the publication of an article, “The Ultimate Life Experience: Preparing Students for the World Beyond the Classroom” by three of her own students at Queens College in the peer-reviewed journal Hybrid Pedagogy.
- FI Fellow Christina Katopodis shares thoughts on Goal-Based Teaching with the HASTAC community.
- Futures Initiative Director of Administration and Programs Katina Rogers movingly and candidly writes about what it means to return to work after the birth of a second child.
HASTAC @ ASU
Thank you, #SLSA2017!
Recently, ASU’s Tempe campus hosted the 31st Annual SLSA conference “Out of Time” from November 9th-12th. Thank you to the SLSA community for bringing important conversations to the Southwest!
Updates from #SouthwesternDH
US Latina/o Digital Humanities and Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage
This excellent post introduces the Recovery project at the University of Houston, and the CLIR/Mellon foundation grant to establish the first US Latina/o digital humanities research center. Read more about the projects and their missions here, follow the Recovery Project on Twitter (@APPRecovery), and follow hashtags #usLdh #SouthwesternDH for updates!
#CountingTheDead with Dr. Jacqueline Wernimont and Liz Grumbach
Last week marked the closing of the ASU installation on Counting the Dead: Arizona and the Forgotten Pandemic. Thank you to ASU Libraries, the Institute for Humanities Research, and the Nexus Digital Research Co-op for making this medical humanities project possible. It’s been an inspiring month of unbraiding lives from aggregate data, and thank you for walking through a history of the dead with us.
Read more about the installation via the following articles.
- Science Node’s “Walking among the dead in Arizona”
- ASU State Press’ “Exhibit in Hayden Library is bringing attention to impact of 1918 pandemic”
- ASU Now article on “Counting the Dead”
November 28th—Webinar of Borderlands Archives Cartography: Archivo digital de periódicos de la frontera México-EE.UU.
As part of the Desmantelando Fronteras / Breaking Down Borders webinar series, Borderlands Archives Cartography will be holding a webinar in Spanish (video available in English) on November 28th, 2017, at 1:00pm Central Time. Read the invitation and see information about how to connect on the HASTAC blog!
Submit your proposal for Digital Humanities 2018 in Mexico City (June 26-29th, 2018) now!
- Paper/Poster/Panel proposals deadline: 27 November 2017, 11:59pm GMT-6
- Workshop/Tutorial proposals deadline: 16 February 2018, 11:59pm GMT-6
Registration Open for HILT 2018!
Registration is now open for the sixth Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching (HILT) 2018, to be held at the University of Pennsylvania June 4-8. For more details about course offerings and to register, visit the HILT website.
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!