Mark Your Calendar!
Proposals due April 7, 2017 for HASTAC 2017
The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities
Orlando, Florida, November 2-4, 2017
Got a great idea for the next HASTAC conference? Submit your proposal by April 7 and join us for what is sure to be a fantastic gathering!
We have great keynote speakers, including Tressie McMillan Cottom, Purdom Lindblad, T-Kay Sangwand and Cathy Davidson. Planning is in full swing for stimulating sessions, festive social events, and networking opportunities.
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.
To submit a proposal and to find out about our fantastic speakers, check out the conference website.
How do we value our cultural inheritance? Don’t miss Francine Berman and Cathy Davidson’s Inside Higher Ed article, “Saving Our Heritage,” on the possible consequences of the Trump administration’s budget proposal to eliminate the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For your reading ease and enjoyment, Structuring Equality: A Handbook for Student-Centered Learning and Teaching Practices is now available for download as a pdf.
The book includes essays, lesson plans and assignments that turn the principles and theories of engaged, active learning into ways to structure equality in the classroom and academia through a variety of innovative assessment practices and methods.
Let us know how you used these ideas and tactics in your classrooms!
Let's Talk About Women...
In this thoughtful and challenging essay, HASTAC member Jordan Noyes examines the historic and present day silencing and marginalization of women and makes a call for teaching more diverse stories of women.
Monday, April 3, 2017 from 10am-6pm
Join CUNY faculty and graduate students from this year’s team-taught courses, Futures Initiative Peer Mentors, and the Humanities Alliance for this daylong symposium celebrating the work that connects student-centered learning to institutional and social change.
HASTAC steering committee member and HASTAC conference keynote speaker Tressie McMillan Cottom is everywhere talking about her new book, Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy!
How Do You (Responsibly) Teach a Racist Text in an Era of Rampant Racism?
Cathy Davidson reflects on the difficulty and necessity of teaching with and about racist texts in her student-led graduate class, “Teaching Race and Gender Theory in the Undergraduate Classroom. This class is co-facilitated with Michael Gillespie.
“In the world we live in now, where it is increasingly acceptable to be racist in both general and in personal (attacking) ways, learning how to call out, discuss, historicize, and arm oneself against racism is an everyday life skill. As much as I would like to say (as I have many times in the past) that I don't want to waste precious class time teaching work that I find offensive, teaching ways to interact to the offensive may be the jiu jitsu of our historical moment--literally a martial art, a form of combat, in which the smaller, weaker opponent can learn techniques that allow them to triumph over someone with far more power.”
Want to learn best practices for bystander interventions in the classroom? Then join instructors from the Center for Anti-Violence Education for a Bystander Intervention/(De)escalation training on Wednesday, April 26 from 5-7:30pm. The Futures Initiative hosts this training, where FI fellow Allison Guess will frame the event as part of the “ontological obligation” of higher education.
It’s a wrap! Our DML 6 Playlists for Learning grantees met for a day-long design crit at the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s wonderful design studio last week in Illinois to showcase the work they’ve done designing playlists and receive targeted feedback from experts and peers.
The 2017-2018 Futures Initiative Faculty Fellows will be teaching a fantastic slate of team-taught graduate courses as part of the University Worth Fighting For series. The following interdisciplinary courses seek to strengthen student-centered learning, diversity and equity across the Graduate Center and nurture peer mentoring throughout the CUNY system.
- Public School: Art in the City
- Participatory Action Research in the Borderlands: Research and Pedagogy for the Americas
- Rethinking Higher Education for the Knowledge Economy
- Undocumented, Illegal, Citizen: The Politics and Psychology of Belonging in the United States
- Black Listed: African American Writers and the Cold War Politics of Integration, Surveillance, Censorship, and Publication
- Change and Crisis in Universities: Research, Education, and Equity in Uncertain Times
- Critical Perspectives on Childhood and Pedagogy
Monday, April 17, 2017 (All day) to Friday, April 21, 2017 (All day)
We invite your participation in Endangered Data Week, a distributed network of events.
Endangered Data Week is a new, annual, grassroots effort to:
- Raise awareness of threats to publicly available data of all kinds, across sectors and disciplines;
- Provide opportunities to explore the power dynamics of data creation, sharing, privacy and retention;
- Build community capacity by teaching ways to make #Endangered Data more accessible and secure.
Browse for online events and opportunities near you: http://endangereddataweek.org/map/
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.
Events and Opportunities
- Digital Territories - Constructing Digital Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Granada (Spain), June 28-29. Proposals due April 10.
- Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop, June 12-18. Registration deadline April 21.
- Workshop on Abusive Language Online. Vancouver, Canada, August 4th. Proposals due May 2.
- The 2017 Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College, June 19-25. Priority given to applications received by May 19.
- Various Middle and High School Teacher Positions, Ascend Public Charter School, Brooklyn, NY
- Information/Control - Control in the Age of Post Truth. Proposals due November 30
Great Reads on HASTAC
- Digital Fellow Erin Glass introduces her networked knowledge project, the #socialdiss.
- DML 6 competition winner, Playground City, reports on their fun with playlists in Orlando!
- HASTAC Scholar Liz Polcha on the take-aways from Jacque Wernimont’s talk on how to build digital feminist communities
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!