Upcoming Events


FALL 2017

Talks and Panels

DHMS Roundtable: "Interfacing Digital Humanities and Media Studies"

With Lisa Gitelman (NYU/Steinhardt), Emma Hogarth (RISD), Tom Scheinfeldt,  and Anke Finger

2:30-4pm, Thursday, October 12, UCHI Conference Room


Screening: "Paywall,"
highlighting October Open Access Week

October 25: 2-4pm Konover Auditorium, Documentary Paywall - The Business of Scholarship (2018)

with Director Jason Schmitt presenting. Co-sponsored by Scholarly Communication and DHMS.



 Open Access Week at UConn and Beyond

"Digital Scholarship: Partnering for the Future" by Joan K. Lippincott

Associate Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information

November 7, 2-3:30pm Homer Babbidge Library Heritage Room 

Co-sponsored by DHMS/UCHI

Researchers in many disciplines are finding that they can ask new kinds of research ques- tions as a result of the rapid growth in the avail- ability of digital content and tools. In addition, the outputs of their research can include many more types of products such as data visualiza- tions, geo-referenced representations, text augmented with images and audio, exhibits on the web, and virtual reality environments. Developing these projects takes a team of people who have a variety of skill sets. These individuals may come from academic depart- ments, the library, the information technology unit, and other specialties. Graduate and undergraduate students are also often part of teams working on digital scholarship projects. In this presentation, Lippincott will provide an update on developments in digital scholarship and will describe existing programs and proj- ects, discuss the importance of physical space, and encourage the development of a campus digital scholarship community.


Workshops by Scholars' Collaborative

October 2: Marisol Ramos, Institutional Repository, 3-4pm EC1

October 30: Steve Batt, Beginning Tableau, 3-4:15, EC2

November 6: Michael Young, Images and Permissions for Publications, 3-4pm, EC1

November 7: Steve Batt, Intermediate Tableau, 3-4:15 EC2

December 4: Jennifer Snow, Introduction to Omeka, 2:30-4pm, EC1

Digital Humanities Reading Group (Chair: Bhakti Shringarpure)

On hiatus AY 17/18


November 30: DHMS Meet&Greet 2-3:30, with Jacqueline Loss (LCL/Spanish) talking about her project "Finotype" in Cuban Culture. New members welcome, open discussion of projects, tools, Q&A, brainstorming. UCHI conference room. Food served.

Digital Coffee Hour @ Scholars' Collaborative, October and November, dates TBD



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 (Videos available on UCHI youtube)

Past Events


IMG_4478DHMS TALKS, 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.

BioAlan 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.

Screen Shot 2017-02-08 at 12.12.22 PMPANEL DISCUSSION, March 9, 4pm, Homer Babbidge Library Room Class of 1947

"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