Global Digital Humanities Symposium - Registration Open & Program Available!

Global Digital Humanities Symposium - Registration Open & Program Available!
Thursday, March 26, 2020 (All day) to Friday, March 27, 2020 (All day)

Global Digital Humanities Symposium

March 26-27, 2020

Michigan State University (USA)

East Lansing, Michigan | #msuglobaldh


Registration is open and the program is now available! Join us for a fantastic event. Registration Deadline: Friday, March 13


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


Thursday, March 26, 2020


  • 9:30-10:40 – Keynote Presentation (Miguel Escobar Valera)
  • 11:00-12:15- Lightning Talks
    • Empowered Minorities: Language Rights and Differential Outcomes For Minorities Enjoying Kremlin Support, Martha Olcott, Michael Downs, and Bridget McBride
    • Regularization of Kinship Relations to Enrich the Social Networks, Bin Li
    • Relational Landscapes: Teaching Chaco Canyon Ancestral Pueblo Monumental Architecture with Immersive Technology, Laura Smith
    • Building an Inclusive Digital Local History in the Midwest, Benjamin Ostermeier
    • Digital Mapping of Culpability and the Culpable in African War Texts, Richard Ajah
    • DH and Cultural Heritage: Digitisation of Eyo Festival in Nigeria, Felix Bayode Oke
    • Between Phallus and Freedom: An Ethnography on the Embodied Experiences of Tinder Users in Cape Town, Leah Junck
    • Digital Apprehensions of Indian Poetics, A. Sean Pue, Zahra Rizvi, Asra Junaid
    • Using GIS in representing the significance of transnational financial support for deaf education in China, circa 1880s-1920s, Shu Wan
  • 1:30-2:00 – Presentation Session
    • Exploring Tahrir Square as a Rhizomatic, Intra-active Hybrid Space, Mai Ibrahim
    • Queer Data, Lauren Bridges
    • Digital Humanities and the discursive complexities of colonial ‘letterature,’ Ayodele James Akinola
  • 2:50-3:50 - Presentation Session
    • Map-Based Storytelling for Evolving Places: An experiment with Digital Humanities pedagogy, Sayan Bhattacharyya
    • Saami OCR, Andre Kåsen
    • Landscape of Buddhas: Geospatial analysis of rock-carved images in the mountains of South Korea, Elizabeth Lee
  • 4:10-5:30 – Presentation Session
    • Digitalising political communication in West Africa: Facebook and Twitter in election campaigns and political practices in Ghana, Akwasi Bosompem Boateng
    • Can Library Metadata Stand with Hong Kong?, Joshua Barton, Mike Erickson, Lucas Mak, and Nicole Smeltekop
    • Intersection: Digital Humanities, Research Data Management and Libraries in African Higher Education Institutions, Thembelihle Hwalima
    • Teaching with Data in the Academic Museum, Beth Fischer
  • 5:30-7:30 – Poster Session and Reception
    • Disrupting the Discourse: The Role of Digital Humanities in Addressing Anthropogenic Climate Change, Sarah Goldfarb
    • From Archival Absence to Digital Presence: (Dis)Covering the19th-Century Black Press in Ohio, Jewon Woo
    • Visualizing Poetic Meter in South Asian Languages, A. Sean Pue, Ahmad Atta, and Rajiv Ranjan
    • Echoes of Handicraft: The Use of Digital Technologies in Preserving and Representing Textiles from East Asian Ethnic Minority Groups, Xiaolin Sun and Catherine Nichols
    • SiRO- A Platform for Studies in Radicalism Online, Manasi Mishra


Friday, March 27, 2020


  • 9:30-10:30 – Keynote Presentation (Carrie Heitman)
  • 10:50-12:00- Presentation Session
    • Making Uganda’s Intellectual History Digital: Knowledge Preservation and Ethical Considerations, Samantha Stevens-Hall
    • The Evolution of the Enslaved Project, Kylene Cave and Duncan Tarr
    • From Archive to Big Data: Workflows of the China Bibliographic Database, Edith Enright
    • When Managing a digital archive becomes a be-or-not-to-be issue, NGUE UM EMMANUEL
  • 1:15-2:45 – Breakout Sessions
    • Panel - On Seeing: Surveillance and the Digital Humanities, Christina Boyles, Andy Boyles Petersen, Arun Jacob, and Megan Wilson
    • Workshop - Mobilizing Digital Humanities for Social Justice: A Rapid Response Research Workshop, Roopika Risam and Alex Gil
    • Film Screening - Sites of Memory: Reflecting on the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, Erik Ponder
  • 3:15-5:45 – Panel Session
    • Collaborative Pedagogy: Foreign Language and Literature Courses, Data Science, and Global Digital Humanities, Katherine Walden, Jarren Santos, and Mirzam Pérez
    • Students as Knowledge Producers: Understanding Arab-Americans in central Ohio through Oral History Narratives, Hanada Al-Masri, Cheryl Johnson, Olivia Rynolds and Alexis Grimm

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