February 16, 12:30-2:30: DHMS Meet&Greet (new members welcome, presentation of projects, Q&A, DHMS brainstorming) UCHI conference room. Lunch served.
February 24, 10-11: Digital Scholarship Coffee Hour (informal get-together, all invited) UCHI open area.
March 31, 10-11: Digital Scholarship Coffee Hour, UCHI open area.
Digital Humanities Reading Group (Chair: Bhakti Shringarpure)
February 13, 10-12: UCHI conference room
Analytic Activism: Digital Listening and the New Political Strategy by David Karpf (Oxford University Press, 2016)
Freedom without Permission: Bodies and Space in the Arab Revolutions Editor(s): Frances S. Hasso, Zakia Salime (Duke University Press, 2016)
Workshops by Scholars’ Collaborative
February 13, 3-4pm: Digital Commons with Marisol Ramos (EC-1 on Level 1)
March 7, 11-12noon: Omeka with Jennifer Snow (EC-1 on Level 1)
March 8, 3-4pm: CartoDB (mapping) (EC-1 on Level 1)
April 13, 11-12noon: WordPress with Jennifer Snow (EC-1 on Level 1)
Talks and Panels
DHMS PRESENTATION, February 23, 4pm, 205 Laurel Hall
Alan Liu: “Toward Critical Infrastructure Studies: Digital Humanities, New Media Studies, and the Culture of Infrastructure”(University of California, Santa Barbara)
In an era when complexly “smart” and hybrid material-virtual infrastructures ranging from the micro to the macro scale seem to obviate older distinctions between material base and cultural superstructure, how can the digital humanities and new media studies join in an emergent “critical infrastructure studies”? What are the traditions of such studies? What is the topic’s scope? What are some especially high-value areas for intervention by digital humanists and new media scholars/artists? And how can digital scholars in the humanities and arts collaborate with digital social scientists taking up similar matters? In this talk, Alan Liu considers the hypothesis that today’s “cultural studies” is a mode of critical infrastructure studies.
Bio: Alan Liu is Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has published books titled Wordsworth: The Sense of History (1989); The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information (2004); and Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database (2008). Liu is founder and co-leader of the 4Humanities.org advocacy initiative. Currently he is leading the 4Humanities.org big-data, topic-modeling project titled “WhatEvery1Says” on public discourse about the humanities.
“Must the Revolution be Digital?”
With events of the Arab Spring and recent mobilization around the Movement for Black Lives, digital and social media have become crucial for activism and resistance. But some argue that the problems far outnumber the advantages. Join us to debate these issues!
Moderated by Bakhti Shringarpure (UConn English).
With Zakia Salime (Rutgers University) and David Karpf (George Washington University), please see DH Reading group above for more information.
MINI CONFERENCE, April 14, 8:30am-2pm, UCHI Conference Room
Copyright and Authors’ Rights in Scholarship
A Workshop organized by Jennifer Snow/Babbidge Library and hosted by DHMS/UCHI
National and International Conferences and Workshops
June 20-23: Digital History Summer School, Lausanne, Switzerland
June 19-23: The Art Historical Image in the Digital Age, American Academy in Rome
November 2-4: HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities, Orlando, FL (deadline April 7)