This Month at HASTAC!
Welcome Back, HASTAC!
HASTAC is full swing this fall! Our community is growing, our network is expanding, and we’re thrilled for not only the new HASTAC Scholars cohort (applications due October 15th!), but our HASTAC 2019 Conference (submissions due October 15th!). We have a fantastic bevy of opportunities and events upcoming this fall, but first: thank you to our dynamic and inspiring community for the depth and breadth of work over this Summer 2018. We are thrilled for what the fall and winter will bring to our community!
HASTAC 2019: “Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education”
Vancouver, BC | May 16-18th, 2019
Unceded Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Territory
Deadline for proposals is Monday 15 October 2018.
On 16-18 May 2019, the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), in partnership with the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Department of English at the University of Victoria (UVic), will be guests on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) people, facilitating a conference about decolonizing technologies and reprogramming education.
We have great keynote speakers, including Marisa Duarte (Arizona State University), Jules Arita Koostachin (MoshKeKo Cree, Attawapiskat First Nation; Social Justice Institute, University of British Columbia), Elizabeth LaPensée (Anishinaabe and Métis; Michigan State University), Karyn Recollet (Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto), Alana Sayers (Hupacasath and Alexander First Nations; University of Victoria), and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have about the conference.
Applications for HASTAC Scholars Due October 15
Apply for HASTAC Scholars, or encourage your students to apply! The application period closes October 15. Please apply here or share this link with interested colleagues and students. Be sure to read carefully the instructions on the page linked here before applying.
HASTAC Scholars is a student-centered network of Ph.D., Masters, and some undergraduate students who are interested in engaging the intersections of technology and learning. Read more about the HASTAC Scholars program here.
Welcome to our new HASTAC Scholars Coordinator!
The HASTAC Team is thrilled to announce that Raven Gomez will be joining our team as the new HASTAC Scholars Coordinator during Fall 2018. Raven is currently a student in the Digital Humanities Master’s program at The Graduate Center at CUNY, and has a wealth of experience in digital projects (including video games and VR research and implementation), as well as experience in academic administration in both public and private institutions. Welcome, Raven!
- Raven was also profiled in the “Meet a Digital Humanist” column for The Graduate Center at CUNY. To read more about her accomplishments and current projects, visit the post today!
- Raven’s work demonstrates a strong interdisciplinary background, integrating innovative pedagogies of education including the usage of technology and game-based projects in the classroom. Read more from Raven about her work today!
Summer Updates from the HASTAC Network
Thank you to our dynamic and inspiring HASTAC members for a summer full of recaps, scholarship, and more!
“Through archival research, oral history collection, and student-centered course design, we highlight the Midwest as a key early site of experimentation in online environments and accessibility through cross-pollinating projects….”
- Read all about the “Innovation Histories and Futures at Midwestern Land Grant Universities” project from Ned Prutzer on the HASTAC blog now!
T.L. Cowen and George Hoagland reflect on grading, rubrics, writing assignments, and student-centered learning!
- “How to do Grading With Words: Weekly Writing Assignments and Descriptive Rubrics” is a two part series by T.L. Cowen (Part One) and George Hoagland (Part Two) on developing a pedagogy and a grading language that reflects student communities and promotes student-centered learning.
Do you teach with HASTAC?
- Danica Savonick reflects on how “[c]ritical pedagogy encourages students to participate in the construction of a shared learning environment…” in “Why I Teach with HASTAC: Platforms as Critical Pedagogy”.
Torn Apart / Separados launched on July 25th as a set of rapid response data visualizations created by a small team of researchers using data they collected on immigrant detention over a 7-day period.
- Read the recap from Digital Humanities 2018 in Mexico City, where Alex Gil and Roopika Risam held a design sprint and hackathon.
- Participate today by contributing or reviewing Torn Apart / Separados; see the “Call for Contributors and Reviewers” here.
- View Volume 2 of Torn Apart / Separados now for “a deep and radically new look at the territory and infrastructure of ICE’s financial regime in the USA.”
The fabulous issue of American Quarterly entitled “Toward a Critically Engaged Digital Practice" is now available!
- Among many works from our colleagues, HASTAC Co-Director Jacqueline Wernimont writes on ways of knowing, building community, and more in “Knowing Why Revolution Must Come: DH as Poetry and Prayer.”
Cathy Davidson’s The New Education wins 2019 Frederic W. Ness Book Award
The Futures Initiative Team is thrilled (and proud) to announce that Cathy Davidson, Distinguished Professor at The Graduate Center CUNY and Founding Director of The Futures Initiative, is the winner of the prestigious 2019 Frederic W. Ness Book Award for her influential work The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux, published in 2017 by Basic Books.
The Ness award will be presented at AAC&U’s Annual Meeting on January 24, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more about this prestigious award and her influential work here.
Many congratulations, Cathy!
Community College and the Future of the Humanities - Oct 18-19, NYC
Community colleges are redefining the importance and centrality of the humanities to the lives of the “new majority” of students, both during their academic careers and after graduation. To explore and celebrate the role of humanities within community colleges and across the broader landscape of higher education, the CUNY Humanities Alliance is hosting a special conference for college students, graduate students, faculty, and administrators. This interactive, participation-focused conference will feature a wide diversity of voices, perspectives and positions, with a focus on students, faculty and staff with direct experience in community colleges.
Over 300 people have registered! Join us via livestream for keynotes by Dr. Lourdes Dolores Follins (Thursday, October 18, 10-11 am) and Saeed Jones (Friday, October 19, 5:30-6:30pm).
Events & Opportunities
Recap’ing “Classrooms and Social Justice”
On September 13th, 2018, The Graduate Center at CUNY and the Futures Initiative held a workshop on the relationship between classroom participation and democracy, with an especial focus on active, engaged learning methods. Led by Cathy N. Davidson, Racquel Gates, Siqi Tu, and Christina Katopodis, participants were introduced to a variety of student-centered learning activities.
- Read “Event Recap: Classroom and Social Justice: Why Start with Pedagogy?” from Siqi Tu on the Futures Initiative Blog here.
- Read “Classrooms as a Sphere of Possibility: Workshopping Pedagogy and Social Justice” from Sujung Kim on the Futures Initiative Blog here.
- For more on redesigning the humanities major and student-centered learning, see Cathy Davidson’s “How Can We Redesign Our Major? Key Questions For Getting Started.”
November 1: Join us for “Equity, Health, and Learning: Social Determinants of Student Success”
On November 1st, 12-1pm ET, a collaborative panel discussion, moderated by Futures Initiative Fellows Jessica Murray and Adashima Oyo, will bring together students, faculty and administrators across CUNY to discuss challenges and opportunities that students face outside of the classroom that impact their success inside of the classroom including access to transportation, healthcare, housing and food. A livestream of the event will be available, and more details can be found here!
Upcoming Events & Opportunities for the HASTAC Network
- Mark your calendars! November 9th HASTAC & FemTechNet Meetup in Atlanta, GA (American Studies Association, National Women’s Studies Association) - details to be announced on the HASTAC blog!
- CFP! Global Digital Humanities Symposium 2019 - Submit your proposal before November 15.
- CFP! Sustaining DH: An NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities.
- CFP! Fourth Utah Symposium on the Digital Humanities (DHU4) - Submit your proposal by November 2.