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HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities
November 2-4, 2017
November 2-4, 2017
Many thanks to all who submitted proposals to HASTAC 2017! We received a fantastic and diverse array of submissions that are sure to make for an engaging and enlivening conference. Notifications will go out in early June.
To find out more about our speakers and organizers, check out the conference website. See you in Orlando!
CUNY faculty and graduate students from this year’s team-taught courses, Futures Initiative Peer Mentors, and the Humanities Alliance met for a day-long symposium celebrating the work that connects student-centered learning to institutional and social change.
Check out the recap and photos.
Structuring Equality is a document and set of tools that continue to evolve and grow. The next phase will be a series of peer-reviews by HASTAC Scholars. These reviews will be published on the HASTAC website in the weeks to come. Watch this space!
Mapping the Geography of Racism: Why Deep Dives in Data Matter
Digital humanities can serve as important social justice tools. In this essay, Erin Parish examines the work of “Mapping Inequality” and its role in making information about past and present structural racism visible and accessible.
As a continuation of the Futures Initiative's recent event on Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education, FI will host a Bystander Intervention Training where participants can gain practical skills to help de-escalate sensitive situations, in the classroom and beyond.
Katina Rogers has recently given talks about higher education reform, public engagement, and career pathways for PhDs in a number of venues, including the Graduate Center, Bronx Community College, New York University, and the Modern Language Association. One such talk “Publicizing Your Research: Building, Communicating, and Branding Your Academic Identity,” involved a panel geared towards helping graduate students to digitally disseminate their work.
On May 31, HASTAC Scholars will lead a webinar on using Twine--an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories--in storytelling projects, teaching, and research. Join us!
What guides our lives more than time? We kill time, buy time, save time, search for quality time, and much more. Given the importance of time, Rick Doble asks why we don’t study it more as a concept and organizing structure. He outlines a proposal for a university department dedicated to a multi-faceted study of time. READ MORE
Brazilian PhD candidate and CUNY visiting scholar, Nara Roberta Silva, is researching differences in the Brazilian and American educational systems, with the goal of designing workshops to help Brazilian students understand and better acclimate to the culture of higher education in the United States. Read more about how to get involved!
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.
- Job Openings: Various Elementary, Middle and High School Positions, Ascend Public Charter Schools, Brooklyn, NY
- Workshop on Abusive Language Online. Vancouver, Canada, August 4th. Proposals due May 2.
- “Shaping Humanities Data: Use, Reuse, and Paths Toward Computationally Amenable Cultural Heritage Collections.” Digital Humanities 2017 Pre-conference workshop, Montreal, Québec, August 7. Proposals due May 7.
- The 2017 Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College, June 19-25. Priority given to applications received by May 19.
- Call for Chapters: Social Annotation in Modern Learning Contexts. Proposal deadline May 30.
- The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks applicants for its 2017-18 Communications Fellowship. Application deadline May 31.
- Digital Pedagogy Institute Annual Conference, Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, August 16-17. Proposals due June 1.
- “Making, Thinking and Learning in the Digital Age.” First International Conference on Making Construals, University of Warwick, UK, July 13-16. Proposals due June 13.
Great Reads on HASTAC
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!