This Month at HASTAC!
Happy Summer, HASTAC
Welcome to our final HASTAC newsletter before we go on summer hiatus! We’ll be signing off until September 2018, so please join us in celebrating a year of fantastic achievements. From the HASTAC 2017 Conference in Orlando, to the accomplishments of our HASTAC Scholars - thank you to our community for a year filled with passionate scholarship, brilliant pedagogical moments, and coming together to change the way we teach and learn.
- The HASTAC Team
Thank you, Kalle Westerling!
“It has been our great fortune at HASTAC and the Futures Initiative to work with Kalle Westerling, Director of HASTAC Scholars….”
Kalle’s contribution to HASTAC, HASTAC Scholars, and the Futures Initiative is impossible to measure, and his legacy will stretch from the HASTAC Scholars Interview Collection and the Pedagogy Project, to his work as a Futures Initiative Fellow, to his everyday endeavors inspiring, encouraging, and connecting scholars across the HASTAC Community and beyond.
Thank you, Kalle, for your facilitation of Twitter chats and virtual events, your contributions to rethinking higher education with The University Worth Fighting For, and your commitment to mentorship and care. Good luck in all your future endeavors!
Read more about our gratitude on the HASTAC blog.
Mark Your Calendar!
HASTAC 2019: “Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education”
Vancouver, BC | May 16-18th, 2019
Unceded Musqueam Territory
Please join us for the next HASTAC Conference! Hosted by the Universities of British Columbia and Victoria, the conference committee is currently finalizing an incredible lineup of invited speakers, and more. We’ll have news to share very soon, including a CFP. Until then, we can confirm that you definitely won’t want to miss #HASTAC2019.
HASTAC 2020-2021 Conference Host: Request for Proposals
Expressions of interest due by September 1 (full proposals will be invited thereafter)!
Each year, HASTAC conferences are hosted by a different institution or teams of institutions. We are currently inviting proposals to host HASTAC’s twelfth international conference in 2020 or 2021. Hosting institutions choose the specific topic and take responsibility for all onsite logistics, expenses, registration fees, conference planning, program topic and solicitations, and creations of a conference website.
If you, your institution, or someone you know, might be interested in hosting the HASTAC 2020/2021 conference, please contact Katina Rogers, HASTAC's Director of Programs and Administration, at krogers [at] gc.cuny.edu to begin a conversation about the possibility.
For more details, visit the HASTAC website.
Some updates from HASTAC Scholars:
- New interview in the Interview Collection! Kristopher Purzycki’s interview with Anastasia Salter features her advice for emerging scholars, a conversation on archival work that is critical to software preservation, and a warning about toxic white masculinity in online and fandom spaces.
- Mike deAnda has posted a CFP for Different Games, “the first conference on inclusivity and diversity in games”! The deadline for proposals is June 15, 2018.
- HASTAC Scholar Emily Esten has written a recap of her panel on “Intersections Digital And Public: Emerging Perspectives On Digital Pedagogy, Scholarship, and Audience Engagement” at the 2018 Organization of American Historians conference.
- Christina Katopodis presents Gantt charts as a method of keeping on track for graduate students.
- The recent Twitter chat on Pedagogy Project 2.0 is discussed in Kylie Korsnack’s latest post. She hopes that the Twitter chat might spark interest in continuing to expand Project Pedagogy.
“Dear Fellow Graduate Student…”
Danica Savonick, a doctoral student in English at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, writes that our “system is deeply flawed and I earnestly hope that our generation will be the ones to overhaul it” in this inspiring post on how to be a student in our current moment of higher education.
Read the whole post here on the HASTAC blog.
On May 1st, Danica Savonick added to this ever- growing bibliography of research studies reporting on gender discrimination in the academy. Savonick, as lead author of this bibliography, along with HASTAC Co-Founder and Co-Director Cathy Davidson write that “[t]hese studies should be required reading of any administrators and faculty committees charged with decision-making...”
What does a student-led classroom look like? Here are three recaps of the way student groups led interactive, engaged discussions focusing on African American writers and artists during the McCarthy period, as well as a blog about an ideal way to end a student-led course. To date, over 2000 unique visitors have spent time with the different blogs and resources the “Black Listed” course site!
Read more today:
- “Global Blackness in Exile: Debates and Controversy”
- “Triply Oppressed: Claudia Jones, Brown Girl, Brownstones, and ‘The Bronx Slave Market'"
- “Sexuality, Sex, and Normalization of Surveillance”
- “The Best Question to Ask on the Last Day of Class”
HASTAC @ ASU
From the HASTAC Co-Director: Can We Do Better Than a 10 Year Gap in Knowledge (re: digital privacy, ethics, etc)?
In a response to growing public concern regarding data privacy, and especially in the wake of the Zuckerberg testimony, Dr. Jacqueline Wernimont asks our HASTAC network to discuss and develop strategies to “ensure that we don't have to wait another decade for people to finally hear the alarms.”
Updates from #SouthwesternDH and #usLdh
The Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage project’s speaker series on “Digital Humanities and Social Justice” concluded last week. If you missed any of the public lectures or livestreams, all lecture videos are now available on the Recovery website! Be sure to also check out their Zotero group for citations referenced by all speakers in the series - what an excellent summer reading list, right?
Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships
ACLS is accepting applications for community college faculty fellowships. Applications for this new fellowship program are due on September 26, 2018. Check out full details on the ACLS website!