This Month at HASTAC!
Welcome Dartmouth, HASTAC’s New Institutional Partner!
Beginning January 1, 2019, Dartmouth College—together with the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)--will lead HASTAC in the organization’s next phase of “changing the way we teach and learn.”
Many congratulations to our HASTAC Co-Director Jacqueline Wernimont, who has joined the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Dartmouth this year with the Distinguished Professorship in Digital Humanities and Social Engagement (DHSE)! The DHSE cluster is committed to anti-racist, feminist principles and will support a broad range of projects linked to social engagement. In addition to leading the efforts of the DHSE, Wernimont’s Digital Justice Lab will be “a vital space for those interested in greater justice in digital cultures.”
Thank you, Arizona State University!
Our HASTAC leadership is grateful to Arizona State University and the Institute for Humanities Research for co-hosting HASTAC at ASU in partnership with the Graduate Center from 2017-2018. We especially thank Interim Dean Elizabeth Langland, now Director of the Institute for Humanities Research, Dr. Victoria Thompson, Co-Director of the Institute for Humanities Research, and Dean Jeffrey Cohen for their support. We also thank our previous ASU and IHR leadership, including but not limited to Drs. George Justice, Cora Fox, and Michael Simeone. Thank you to all our colleagues at ASU that supported our vibrant community of scholars over the past year.
Congratulations to the 2018-2020 HASTAC Scholars Cohort!
We are so thrilled to celebrate the induction of over 100 incoming scholars from across North America into the HASTAC community! They'll be connecting with the HASTAC community through the website and social media, so watch for their blog posts in the weeks ahead. We at HASTAC are constantly inspired by the HASTAC Scholars community, and seek to expand upon our mission of changing the way we teach and learn by learning from our scholars' experiences and active research projects. Please join us in welcoming this dynamic and inspiring group.
Meet the Scholars today!
HASTAC 2019: “Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education”
Mark your Calendar!
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.
From the HASTAC Network
The Problem with Prestige
In “The Problem with Prestige,” our HASTAC Director of Administration and Programs, Katina Rogers, reflects on an event organized by the University of Edinburgh and in New York City: “What is the future of the University? Teaching, learning, and research in a time of crisis.” In this post, Dr. Rogers discusses the challenge of moving from a competitive, prestige-oriented model of higher education to one that builds from (and creates) abundance, joy, and a sense of possibility. Read more here!
Collections, Provenance, and TEI with the William Blake Archive
HASTAC Scholar Camden Burd reflects on their experience working on documentary-editing projects and considers how working deeply with a project team naturally leads to inspiration for future development. Read more from Burd here!
#MyMotherWasAComputer Symposium at William & Mary November 2, 2018: An Overview and Lingering Questions
Thank you to HASTAC Scholar Ravynn Stringfield for this reflection on the one-day symposium on gender and technology at William & Mary. Visit the HASTAC blog today for an event recap and thoughtful consideration of the “gendered legacies of technology”!
Our HASTAC network has had an inspiring month of sharing research, pedagogy, and more!
Thank you to Jesse Rice-Evans for sharing the syllabus for the first-year writing seminar “That's So Gay!: CCNY's first queer-led queer studies FIQWS.” Rice-Evans was also an invited speaker at the Futures Initiative's recent event, Equity, Health, and Learning: Social Determinants of Academic Success. Read a recap here.
Thank you to Leo Bunyea for sharing his developer’s blog for Bound, a video game “centered around the experience of going for a run in a binder.” Click through here for more information on the development of Bound!
Dec 6th Event Information!
Join us for our Futures Initiative fall course symposium, "Who is Included? Restructuring Our Work and Our World." This symposium is part of "The University Worth Fighting For," a series of workshops that tie student-centered, engaged pedagogical practices to institutional change, race, equality, gender, and social justice.
DEC 06, 2018 | 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
Contact info: http://futuresinitiative.org
Humanities Alliance Conference Recap
To explore and celebrate the role of humanities within community colleges and across the broader landscape of higher education, the CUNY Humanities Alliance hosted a special conference for college students, graduate students, faculty, and administrators. This interactive, participation-focused conference featured a wide diversity of voices, perspectives, and positions, with a focus on students, faculty, and staff with direct experience in community colleges. Read the recaps from the Humanities Alliance conference, which are being posted by students here.
Coming soon! "Mediating Race: Technology, Performance, Politics, and Aesthetics in Popular Culture"
HASTAC Co-Founder and Co-Director Cathy Davidson will be co-teaching this coming semester, with Professor Racquel Gates, "Mediating Race: Technology, Performance, Politics, and Aesthetics in Popular Culture.” The course will be hosted as a HASTAC Group with public blogs and participation in a livestreamed symposium on “Race Across the Curriculum” (April 11)! We will be challenging our students to find ways to engage the HASTAC network in media theory and critical pedagogy for all.
“What does it mean to be ‘cool,’ to be ‘fierce,’ or to ‘slay’? This course focuses on technologies, techniques, performance, and style as components contributing to our ideas, representations, conventions, and stereotypes of race.”
Learn more here!
Upcoming Events & Opportunities for the HASTAC Network
- CFP! Sustaining DH: An NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities.
- Mark your calendars! Arte Público Press/Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage at the University of Houston invites you to a Digital Humanities public lecture: "Challenges of Designing for Diversity" on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018- 4:00pm-5:30pm! The event will also be livestreamed.
- Mark your calendars! New York Digital Humanities Symposium: December 1, hosted by the University at Buffalo. For additional information and to register, please visit nydh.org. The deadline to register is November 21.
- Registration Open! DH@Guelph Summer Workshops will take place on May 7-10th 2019. Register today!
- CFP! DHSI Conference & Colloquium 2019 (submissions due January 11!).
- Save the Date! “Immersive Pedagogy: A Symposium on Teaching and Learning with 3D, Augmented and Virtual Reality” will be held at Carnegie Mellon University in Spring 2019. For more info contact the Immersive Pedagogy Team: immersive pedagogy [at] gmail [dot] com.
- Save the Date! The Humanities Intensive Teaching and Learning (HILT) Institute will be held June 3-7, 2019 on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana. Apply for a Sponsored Student Scholarship by visiting the scholarship form!