Global Digital Humanities Symposium 2019 - Program & Registration

Global Digital Humanities Symposium 2019 - Program & Registration
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:00am to Friday, March 22, 2019 - 12:00am

Global Digital Humanities Symposium


March 21-22, 2019

Michigan State University (USA)

East Lansing, Michigan



The full program – including abstracts - is now available! Join us for a fantastic event. Registration Deadline: Friday, March 15


Free and open to the public. Register (for in person and/or virtual attendance) at


Thursday, March 21, 2019


  • 9:30-10:30 – Voices from Native Land and Challenges of Incorporating Land and Ecological Knowledge Into Digital Media – Victor Temprano and Samantha Martin-Ferris
    • 10:50-12:00- Lightning Talks
      • 10:50-11:15 – Mapping
        • Mapping the Librotraficante Movement – Melanie Walsh
        • All the World’s Onstage: Representing Culture through the Touring Dances of Denishawn – Harmony Bench
        • Visualizing St. Petersburg: the Mapping Project about the Hidden Connections between its Famous Citizens – Antonina Puchkovskaia
      • 11:30-11:50 – Community Archiving
        • Diné Peoples in 3D:  A Collaborative Portal Project to Decolonize Keystone View Company Stereographs – Laura Smith and Megan Kudzia
        • Digital Diasporas, Digital Histories: Preserving Ghana’s Past in the Digital Age – Kirstie A. Kwarteng
    • 1:00-2:20 – Re-Imagining Networks in Global and Local Contexts: Labor, Infrastructure, Access
      • Digital Humanities and the Archival Turn in India – Puthiya Purayil Sneha
      • “Digital Thick Description”: Feasts, Gifts, and Plenitude in Mughal Biographies and Paintings from 16th and 17th century India – Jyotsna Singh and Justin Wigard
      • From “Natural Agitators” to “Sheepwomen:” Women’s Representation in Sheep & Wool Digital Archives – Helen Trejo
      • The Death of “Publicness”: Japanese digital frameworks and access – David Humphrey
    • 2:40-4:00 -Memory, Bodies, and the Digital: Data as a Humanizing Force
      • Mapping the History of the Humanities and Media Labs – Urszula Pawlicka-Deger
      • The Grupo De Apoyo Mutuo Digital Archive: Historical Memory and Guatemala’s Disappeared – Alex Galarza and Mariana Ramirez
      • Digital Seas of Memory: The Confluence of Orality and Digitality in Unsettling the Archive– Maria Karaan and Benedict Salazar Olgado

      • Enslaved: Finding People – Dean Rehberger and Walter Hawthorne
    • 4:20-5:40 – Digital and Other Uprisings: Margins, Centers, and Social Change
      • Pedagogies of the Digitally Oppressed: Anti-Colonial Critiques and Transnational Collaborations within #OurDhIs Organizing – Kush Patel, Ashley Caranto Morford, and Arun Jacob
      • A Living Archive: Centering the Content-Creator in Feminista Community Archiving – Marísa Hicks-Alcaraz
      • Cyber Activism in India: Representation and Analysis of Big Data – Nanditha Narayanamoorthy
      • Digital Graffiti: Website Defacement as Political Messaging and as Art – David Gustavsen

Friday, March 22, 2019


  • 9:30-10:30 – Responding to the “Border Crisis”: Digital Interventions and Transnational Partnerships – Maira E. Álvarez and Sylvia Fernández
  • 10:50-12:00- Lightning Talks
    • 10:50-11:15 – Textual Analysis
      • Letters on/from Captivity: An Analysis of the Captive in Portuguese and Spanish Epistolary Writings in the 16th-18th Centuries – Leila Vieira
      • Glossing the Glossary: Digital Approaches to Paratexts and Power in Arabic Literature – Dima Ayoub
      • Authorship Attribution of Yasunari Kawabata’s Novel Snow Country – Hao Sun and Mingzhe Jin
    • 11:30-11:50 – Networks of Knowledge
      • Silent No More: Using Text Mining and Social Networks to Decolonize the History of Algerian Women – Ashley Sanders Garcia
      • The Role of Digital Space in the 21st Century – Frolence Rutechura
      • Humanities Scholars and Ethical Compliance in the Digital World: Role of Academic Librarians in Nigeria – Airen Adetimirin
    • 1:40-3:10 – En-Compassing Latitudes: Methodologies, Pedagogies, and Trajectories of Global DH – Anne Cong-Huyen, Viola Lasmana, and Kush Patel
    • 3:30-5:00 – Surveillance and Social Justice – Latoya Lee, Arun Jacob, Megan Wilson, Andy Boyles Petersen, and Christina Boyles

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