It’s the last newsletter of 2016, but instead of looking back...we want to look forward.
- We’ve got GREAT news to share: In 2017, we’re welcoming a new institutional partner and a new co-director!
- A fantastic HASTAC 2017 Conference is in the works, and we’ve got an update.
- A new HASTAC publication is in production, written by next-generation scholars and loaded with practical, progressive ideas for the classroom.
Happy New Year!
Arizona State University to Join the Graduate Center (CUNY) as New HASTAC Leader
We’re thrilled to welcome a new institutional partner for HASTAC! After a competitive, nationwide search, Arizona State University was chosen to help lead us into the future. Dr. Jacqueline Wernimont will join Dr. Cathy Davidson as co-director starting July 2017.
HASTAC + Futures Initiative + FemTechNet Meetup @ MLA
Headed to Philadelphia for the MLA convention? Join us!
Friday, January 6 from 5-7pm. Location TBD.
Watch hastac.org for more info, coming soon.
Hey, Prof: Feeling Torn and Divided? How We Can Put Teaching and Scholarship Together Again, by Cathy Davidson
When teaching takes 60% of your time, and research takes 60%, what’s a professor to do? Perhaps student-centered approaches can enhance teaching and research.
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 Scholars group is very active on our website and have posted a number of new exciting blog posts. Here are some highlights:
Elizabeth Hunter tackles an age-old question in her recent post “Must humanists learn to code? Or: Should I Replace My Own Carburetor?” READ POST
Sarah Koellner introduces a project exploring mapping technologies for the foreign-language classroom in the “Austria Project.” READ POST
A hallmark of an open, collaborative community is sharing open questions and work-in-progress. In “Network Analysis Inquiries” Paige Gibson asks about mining and mapping tweets. READ POST
Resources & Reflections
Futures Initiative Fellow and Co-Director of HASTAC Scholars, Kalle Westerling, wrote a beautiful blog post to process the post-election atmosphere in his classroom. Tilted "Crying in Front of My Class for the First Time Ever," Westerling displays a transformative vulnerability grounded in strength.
What is Your Culture?
Futures Initiative Peer Mentor Cherishe Cumma presented at the Third Annual Conference on Philosophy and Religion in Africana Traditions (PRAT): Race, Reconstruction, and Reparations at The Graduate Center on Friday October 28th. Cumma’s paper attended to the question: “What Is The Meaning of Black Suffering In The Age of Obama?” While Cumma's talk acknowledged the positive changes that have occurred during the Obama Administration (ie: marriage equality), Cumma also reflected on the murders of innocent black people by the police on the F.I. Mentors blog.
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.
Look out for the conference website and CFP in January, with a deadline in March.
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.