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HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities
November 3-4, 2017
Notifications for those who submitted proposals will be going out in early June. Find out more about our fabulous speakers and organizers at our conference website.
Hope to see you in Orlando!
A Conversation with Jacque Wernimont
Photo credit: Josie Pettigrew
Arizona State University English Professor Jacque Wernimont recently held a discussion at Northeastern University on building digital feminist communities.
Below are some highlights of the conversation on this important topic.
- Feminist collaborative work is emotional and often uncompensated.
- The community should set the agenda.
- Respect the “deep knowledge” of your collaborators
- Be willing to be uncomfortable
- Give your community time to grow
HASTAC Scholars wrote collaborative book reviews on each chapter of Structuring Equality: A Handbook for Student-Centered Learning and Teaching Practices, a collection of essays on engaged classroom practices. HASTAC Scholar Christina Bosch, in collaboration with HASTAC Scholars Director Kalle Westerling, directed this project.
This year’s Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop (FSDW) takes place Monday, June 12 through Sunday, June 18.
Although the workshop registration deadline has passed, interested individuals can still attend our virtual keynote speaker workshops on Monday, June 12 at 2:00 pm EST & Thursday, June 15 at 2:00 pm EST.
Digital Media and Learning Conference 2017
Proposals for Ignite Talks at the 2017 Digital Media and Learning Conference are due May 31, 2017. The conference is an inclusive and interdisciplinary gathering of scholars and practitioners focused on linking theory, empirical study, policy, and practice. The conference will be held between October 4-6, 2017 at the University of California, Irvine. Two Ignite sessions will take place on October 5 and 6. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new report by Data + Society, “Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online,” reveals how “an amalgam of conspiracy theorists, techno-libertarians, white nationalists, Men’s Rights advocates, trolls, anti-feminists, anti-immigration activists, and bored young people” used the collaborative culture of the internet to spread their beliefs and manipulate the media.
Want to know what Queens College students think about 2017?
They think stereotypes about immigrants are inaccurate and dangerous, Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric should be "required reading" for everyone, and microaggressions and all forms of violence against women and people of color have no place on campus or anywhere.
Check out Danica Savonick’s English 241 students' “arts of dissent.”
The Futures Initiative held their Spring Celebration on Thursday, May 18 from 5-6:30pm. Doctoral Fellows, Faculty Fellows, undergraduate Peer Mentors, staff, Directors and friends of the Futures Initiative raised a glass and celebrated the end of a full and rewarding year. The Futures Initiative thanks their Graduate Fellows, Faculty Fellows, Peer Mentors, students, staff, and supporters for a successful 2016-2017.
May 30, during the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities in Toronto, HASTAC Scholars Alison Hedley and Emilie Jabouin are organizing a HASTAC Scholars meet-up. Join them after the day’s conference proceedings for dinner and conversation.
On May 31, HASTAC Scholars Sarah Evans and Richard Snyder will lead a webinar on Twine for anyone who wants to attend. Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. This webinar will focus on using Twine in storytelling projects, teaching, and research.
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