Call for "Lightning Shorts" at American Studies Association 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 11:00am to 12:45pm

The Digital Humanities Caucus of the American Studies Association solicits conference attendees to present their newest digital projects or related work in "lightning shorts". These 3-5 minute presentations, held October 22nd from 10-11:45 am at the annual conference at the Baltimore Hilton, allow any attendee to present their on-going or completed work in the digital humanities, receive community feedback, and participate in a culminating discussion of issues raised by the presentations. To sign-up to present, please email dhcaucusasa@gmail.com with a maximum 250 word abstract of your intended lightning presentation, your name and affiliation.

We are seeking participants to offer lightning talks related to current projects, papers, proposals, publishing, teaching, or related activities: just about anything digital in American Studies. We want to know what you're working on--but briefly! There's no need to write a mini-paper. Extempore speaking from PowerPoint slides, a Web site, or your own memory are all encouraged. We will have a computer/projector in the room with PowerPoint loaded and live Internet access available.

Important Note: This is informal, so you can (and should!) make a presentation even if your name appears elsewhere on the ASA program.  The business meeting of the Digital Humanities Caucus follows directly after our session and we invite all to come along.

 

Organizers:

Susan Smulyan, Brown University

Susan Garfinkel, Library of Congress

Rob Snyder, Rutgers, Newark

Jennifer Guiliano, Maryland Institute for Technology in The Humanities, University of Maryland

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