Digital Humanities (DH) is a vibrant field that uses digital technologies to study the interactions between cultural artifacts and society. In our second decade of the twenty-first century, we face a number of questions about the values, methods, and goals of humanistic inquiries at the intersection of digital media and theory.
- Digital and “analogue” scholarship: goals, methods, best practices
- Challenges of working with and against multiple media
- (In)visible histories of race, gender, and avenues of access
- Disability, cultural difference, and linguistic diversity
- Visual and print cultures, embodiment, archiving the ephemeral
- Canon formation, close and distant reading strategies
- Resistance to digital humanities and issues of legitimacy
- Promise, perils, and future trends of digital humanities and pedagogy
- Provocative, 15-minute presentations; Skype session; hands-on proof-of-concept sessions; digital pedagogy sessions
- Emphasis on live discussion and debates
- Free Wi-Fi for all; bring your own laptop, tablet, or smart phone
- On-site digital humanities book display and sales
- Videos of the talks may be available online
- The event is free and open to the public, but you are required to register. The presentations are designed with a broad audience in mind and address multiple disciplines that range from computer science and media studies to gender and race studies, digital pedagogy, and literary studies.
This event was co-organized by Prof. Alexa Huang, Prof. Jonathan Hsy, Prof. Daniel DeWispelare, and Prof. Patricia Chu, with significant assistance from Emily Russell and GW English. The event was co-sponsored by the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare Program, GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute, School of Engineering & Applied Science, English, Disability Support Services, Computer Sciences, University Libraries, University Honors Program, University Writing Program, Writing in the Disciplines, Women’s Leadership Program, Theatre & Dance, East Asian Languages & Literatures, and the GW Language Center.