2012-2013 Humanities Department Speaker Series: Defining Boundaries and Goals in the Digital Humanities
This new series will bring in speakers from outside IIT and from departments across IIT to discuss the current state of the art in digital humanities and explore disciplinary issues within the emerging field. Speakers will include academics in multiple fields, library professionals, and public historians. All IIT staff, students, and faculty are welcome to attend. The series is meant to jump-start discussions about how our department should design an undergraduate and a graduate specialization in digital humanities over the course of the next two years.
Meetings in the series, approximately one per month, will be held on Thursdays, 1 pm - 2:30 pm in the conference room in Siegel Hall Room 218. Other questions? Contact email@example.com.
|September 20, 2012||Sarah Roberts (UIUC)||"Digital Humanity: Foregrounding Human Traces in Technological Systems (and Why We Should Care)."
Her talk will discuss current ethical and labor issues in digital humanities from a historical perspective.
|November 8, 2012||Stan Ruecker (IIT Institute of Design)||"Interdisciplinary Research and Teaching in the First North American MA in the Digital Humanities: The University of Alberta's MA in Humanities Computing."
His talk will focus on his key role in creating the first MA program in digital humanities.
|February 14, 2013||Leilah Lyons (UIC)||"The CoCensus Project: Aligning Embodiment with Informal Learning."
Her talk will focus on developing interfaces for user interaction with big data in the context of museum studies and public education.
|March 14th, 2013||Steven Jones (Loyola)||"The Emergence of the Digital Humanities."
His talk will draw on his new book of the same name, and discuss the development of digital humanities as a field of academic inquiry.
|April 11th, 2013||Jennifer Thom and Anne Flannery (Newberry Library)||Their talk will focus on the creation of digital archives and publications, including a site called Mapping Movement that will combine traditional and faceted searching, the TEI project and their work creating a digital archive out of "hidden archives" of 18th c. French Broadsheets at the Newberry.|