Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

More information about NC State's event on digital humanities can be found here.

DH Day @NCSU is co-sponsored by NCSU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC), a collaborative effort to achieve interoperability and sustainability of digital resources in the humanities. All events are free and open to the public.

The aim of DH Day is to introduce the resources of ARC, to demonstrate open-source tools being developed by ARC nodes, and to host a public discussion on the impact of digital technologies on humanities pedagogy and scholarship. ARC comprises five member nodes: the Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance (MESA), the Renaissance English Knowledge Base (REKn), 18thConnect, the Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship (NINES), and Modernist Networks (ModNets), each of which is a period-specific federation that provides aggregated searching and peer review of electronic projects and resources.



1:00 PM          Welcome and Software Demonstration

Location:         Caldwell Lounge       

Speakers:       Timothy Stinson (North Carolina State University)

          Dana Wheeles (University of Virginia)

          Andrew Stauffer (University of Virginia)


2:30 PM          Evaluating Digital Scholarship: A Roundtable Discussion

Location:         Caldwell Lounge       

Speakers:       Laura Mandell (Texas A&M University)

          Brent Nelson (University of Saskatchewan)

          Andrew Stauffer (University of Virginia)

          Timothy Stinson (North Carolina State University)

          Clifford Wulfman (Princeton University)

Moderated by David Rieder (North Carolina State University)


4:00 PM         The End of the (Print) Humanities: Retooling the Academy

Location:         Caldwell Lounge       

Speaker:         Laura Mandell (Texas A&M University)

The Humanities as they are currently constructed in the Academy rely more on prestige culture than any of us care to admit: the phenomenon of “Homo Academicus,” as Pierre Bourdieu calls it, which is to say prestige as we live it it, is wholly bound up with the media ecology of mass print. In this concluding chapter to a forthcoming manifesto, Breaking the Book, I predict the dismantling of the Humanities as currently structured in the Academy and the advent of something new, presaged by the new phenom of digital humanities. Investing in Digital Humanities departments, I argue, will allow us to shape the future academy so that it retains the possibilities for scholarship and thinking that we most care about.


5:00 PM           Wine Reception

Location:         1911 Building Atrium, first floor    

A wine reception will be held for the speakers following the public events. If you are interested in attending the reception, please RSVP to tlstinso [at] ncsu [dot] edu.


On campus directions: Enter Caldwell Hall through Winston Hall on Hillsborough St. or through the back entrance at the Court of the Carolinas - see map

Parking: We recommend that visitors to the NCSU campus seek parking on Hillsborough Street or at one of the nearby lots. The lot at North Hall is directly across from Caldwell Hall and is free for all visitors M-F 5pm-7am and on the weekend. More information here.




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