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Applications for Space and Place in Africana/Black Studies Institute

APPLICATIONS DUE NEXT MONDAY! Summer 2016 NEH ODH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
  
Space and Place in Africana/Black Studies: 
An Institute on Spatial Humanities Theories, Methods and Practice for Africana Studies
 
5-26 June 2016 & 14-16 April 2017 (our schedule for the three weeks this summer is now also on-line)
 

Sonia Chaidez's "Developing a Model: Highlights from DHSI 2015"

Sonia Chaidez (Instructional Media Designer at Whittier College and Co-coordinator for DigLibArts; Whittier College's Digital Liberal Arts Center) lends her perspective to the task of planning the DH model for Whittier College's DigLibArts DH collaboratory, with a retrospective view into the DHSI2015 course, "Models for DH at Liberal Arts Colleges (& 4 Year Institutions)" led by DHi Co-Directors Angel David Nieves and Janet Simons.

Adeline Koh's "A Letter to the Humanities: DH Will Not Save You"

Adeline Koh (Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literature and Director of DH@Stockton at Richard Stockton College) recently published an article that gives an insightful look into the relationship between the current state of digital humanities as a field, and its larger place and possibilities within the humanities in general.

Jazz and the City Archive

Over the course of the Spring semester of 2015, Dr. Angel David Nieves and our ‘Intro to Digital Humanities’ have worked together to develop "Jazz and the City," a collection of Scalar-based presentations showcasing the content of the Fillius Jazz Archive at Hamilton College, in an effort to find, recover, and advocate for voices from marginalized communities.  The project's goals are listed as:

Fifth Annual Digital Witness Symposium

On Wed., October 1st, Hamilton College will host the first of two events in the fifth annual Digital Witness Symposium event. The event will be held at 127 Kirner-Johnson Hall at 7pm. This year’s symposium will focus on how activists, media-makers and designers are using digital code and software design to reengineer the very possibilities of human rights media.

DHi's Second Mellon Grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Hamilton College a second grant for $800,000 in support of the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), a research and teaching collaboration in which new media and computing technologies are used to promote humanities-based research, scholarship, and teaching – including curriculum development – across the liberal arts.

Digital Witness 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.

Doran Larson's Essay in The Atlantic

DHi faculty fellow Doran Larson (American Prison Writing Archive or APWA) published an essay, "Why Scandinavian Prisons Are Superior," in "The Atlantic" on-line that should be read by those of us concerned with the American prison-industrial complex. Perhaps we could learn something from other countries?
(See full post for the downloadable article.)

DHi Speaker Series 2013-2014 Schedule

We're excited to announce the first dates for the upcoming Fall 2013 Speaker Series, with the full schedule so far available now in our Events section. This year's theme is titled "Women, Feminism, and Digital Humanities," and features guest speakers including Susana Ruiz (USC) and Dr. Lynne Siemens (UVic). Continue to the full article for more details.