2016 Digital Humanities Showcase

Digital Humanities Showcase 2016_online image

Friday, February 12
12:30 – 3 p.m.
RSVP at go.gwu.edu/GWdoesDH
Twitter hashtag: #GWDH16

Everyone is invited to a showcase of Digital Humanities (DH) projects underway across the University and the greater DC area. This year’s program will include brief clusters of presentations followed by discussion and a reception. Find out about innovative endeavors happening in Classics, The Elliot School, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, Philosophy, Statistics, Health Sciences, DC Africana Archives Project, and more! Presented by the GW Digital Humanities Institute and GW Libraries, with welcome by Geneva Henry (University Librarian) and opening remarks by Associate Professor of History Diane H. Cline, Director of Cross Disciplinary Collaboration and the XD@GW Faculty Cooperative.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but we do ask that you RSVP at the event website!

Download the FULL PROGRAM for the event [PDF or Word]

Open Access Salons (Oct 21 and 27)

GW Open Access logo

It’s Open Access Week at GW (and nationwide)! Here’s a message to GW faculty about some events underway this week from Dolsy Smith, Humanities Librarian & Interim Coordinator of Research Services at Gelman Library.

On October 21 and 27 the GW Libraries will host two Open Access Salons: coffee hours for faculty to learn more about Open Access at GW and about GW’s new institutional repository, GW ScholarSpace, which we have recently launched in support of the open access resolution and in an effort to take the lead on campus in making GW scholarship accessible to a public audience. Drop by to chat with a member of the GW Libraries Scholarly Communications Committee and, if you have time, stick around for a brief presentation.

As you may know, the faculty senate approved a new open access resolution for the university in February, and the GW Libraries have been working ever since to put the structures in place for faculty participation. The events during OA Week are designed to offer you an opportunity to learn more about how to protect your rights, preserve your work, and increase the impact of your scholarship.

Learn more about Open Access Week events by visiting our website, go.gwu.edu/oaweek.

If you cannot make it in October, don’t worry! Open Access Week will be the kick-off for a campaign to share information about Open Access publishing with faculty and students across campus. If you have ideas for events, or would like me to come speak to you or your department, please let me know.

More questions about Open Access at GW? Visit our FAQs or let me know. I look forward to being in touch!

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Transformative Digital Humanities at UMD; Register by September 15th


Screenshot: banner image of TransformDH.org, September 6, 2015

On October 2nd and 3rd, 2015, the University of Maryland will host an exciting dual event: the Transformative Digital Humanities Conference and THATCamp TransformDH, a collaborative, impromptu “unconference”, where all participants will join in creative play together in sessions proposed on the spot.

Speakers include keynote presenter Lisa Nakamura, author of Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the Internet, as well as prominent DH scholars from across the disciplines.

The registration deadline for the conference is September 15th, so make sure to register soon!

For more information on registration, scheduling, and other conference details, please visit TransformDH.org.

Composing Disability: Crip Ecologies, April 7-8, 2016

Sunaura Taylor, Arctic Wheelchair, 2013. Watercolor and Ink on Paper, 7

Sunaura Taylor, Arctic Wheelchair, 2013. Watercolor and Ink on Paper, 7″ x 10″

[Cross-posted from the GW English blog]

George Washington University’s biennial Composing Disability Conference returns in Spring 2016 with the theme of  “Crip Ecologies.”  The event will be held April 7-8, 2016; featured speakers include Sunaura Taylor and Riva Lehrer, with others to be announced soon. Crip Ecologies is sponsored by the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Disability Support Services, the Department of English, the University Writing Program, the GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute (GW MEMSI) and the GW Digital Humanities Institute (GW DHI).

We invite proposals for papers and panels for this event. 250-word abstracts for papers and 500-word abstracts for complete panels should be sent by October 31, 2015 to cripecologies@gmail.com.

EXTENDED Deadline for Abstracts: October 31, 2015

Crip Ecologies:  This symposium seeks to bring together scholars, artists, advocates, and activists working across the fields of ecocriticism, disability, and queer studies.  Our goal is to think through the queer interchanges of environments and bodies in more radical ways.  As vulnerable embodied beings that interact with our environments, we experience ourselves and others through a defining porosity: we are not only affected by the places we inhabit, but we also leave our imprint on these locations as well.  Marginalized subjects, including disabled people, often experience their lives in greater proximity to environmental threats such as toxicity, climate change, generational exposures to unsafe living conditions due to poverty, militarization, body exhausting labors as in the case of migrant workers, etc.  Further, we seek to investigate how non-normative bodies/minds can reframe what it has historically meant to be an environmentalist or “nature lover?”  Crip Ecologies will draw out these wanted, unwanted, and even unknowable intimacies with our environments as materials for new trans-historical, cross-cultural, and crip/queer research about human, non-human, organic, and inorganic relationships that mark our experiences in the world.

Possible topics include:

Composing Crip Ecologies
Crip Ecologies and Militarization/War
Crip Ecologies and Art
Crip Ecologies and Localism
Crip Ecologies and Environmental Justice
Crip Ecologies and Food Justice
Crip Ecologies and Farming
Crip Ecologies and Racial Borderlands
Crip Ecologies, Time, and Places
Crip Ecologies and the University
Toxicity, Embodiment, and Uneven Development
Queercrip Bodies in the Global South
Disaster Capitalism, the Environment, Disability
Entanglement Theory
Media Studies and Digital Interfaces
Crosscultural and Transhistorical Worldings
Race, Class, and Environmental Justice
Accessibility and Ecological Backlash
Politics of Racial/Crip/Queer/Trans Spaces
Intersectional Bodies and Policing in Security States
Class and Toxic Exposures under Neoliberalism
Rhetorics of Inclusion/Biopolitics of Exclusion
Non-productive Bodies and Alternative Practices of Everyday Life
Expendable Bodies and Economies of Neglect (Necropolitics)
Crip Mental Health Ecologies

For more information about the Composing Disability series at GW, visit this page on the Disability Support Services website and explore the Composing Disability tumblr site. You can also follow Composing Disability on Twitter (@ComposingDis) or join the community on Facebook.

“Beyond the Professoriate” Virtual Conference (register by Wednesdgay April 29)

Banner for Beyond the Professoriate

Screenshot: banner image of “Beyond the Professoriate” blog, April 22, 2015

Brief announcement: Registration still open for “Beyond the Professoriate” VIRTUAL conference to be held on May 2 and 9 (registration closes Wednesday, April 29, at 5pm EST). This event is specifically geared toward grad students and recent PhDs in Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM fields.

Find out more information (including how to register) at the conference website; more information about the virtual conference and format can be found on the group blog.