Digital Witness Symposium

The Central New York Humanities Corridor, supported by an award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, presents the annual Digital Witness Symposium, beginning at Hamilton College on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7pm in KRJH 127, and continuing the following day at Syracuse University on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 pm in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium. Now in its fourth year, the Digital Witness Symposium has grown into a regional event. This year the symposium has been organized through a collaboration with Hamilton College. “We’re delighted to be able to continue to host the symposium on multiple campuses, and are excited to be partnering with Hamilton College, which has a strong commitment to digital humanities through its Mellon-funded Digital Humanities Initiative,” notes Tula Goenka, associate professor of television, radio and film in the Newhouse School and co-organizer of the symposium. The Digital Witness Symposium invites cutting-edge mediamakers, programmers and scholars to discuss how the changing digital ecology is opening up new opportunities and challenges for human rights media. This year’s symposium explores how human rights activism is increasingly turning to digital games and interactive media as a strategy for engaging new audiences. Co-sponsors are the Syracuse University Humanities Center; the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; the departments of Transmedia, African American Studies and Communication and Rhetorical Studies; the Everson Museum; and the Digital Humanities Initiative at Hamilton College. For more information, see host Syracuse University's news announcement.