Program for #GWDH15


This one-day event explores the potential of digital humanities (DH) to reconfigure and radically transform three spaces: the ARCHIVE, the CLASSROOM, and the IVORY TOWER.

9:00-9:45: Registration and coffee (and bagels)

9:40: Introductory remarks (Jonathan Hsy, Founding Co-Director, GW Digital Humanities Institute)

9:45-10:45: ARCHIVE

  • Angela Bennett Segler: “Medium Data–Machine Reading, Manual Correction and the End of the Archive”
    Introduced by Diane H. Cline (History, Director of Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration)
  • Dorothy Kim: “Disrupting the Archive: The Ethics of Digital Archives”
    Introduced by Jeffrey Cohen (Director, GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute)
  • Q&A (questions from audience)

10:45-11: Break

11:00-12:00: CLASSROOM

  • Jesse Stommel: “Stand and Unfold Yourself: MOOCs, Networked Learning, and the Digital Humanities”
    Introduced by Holly Dugan (Acting Director, Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare Program)
  • Roopika Risam: “Towards a Postcolonial Digital Pedagogy”
    Introduced by Kavita Daiya (Director, MA Program in English)
  • Q&A (questions from audience)

12:00-1:30: Lunch (we can provide suggestions for local dining options)

1:30-2:30: IVORY TOWER

  • Eileen Joy: “The Importance of Illegitimacy”
    Introduced by Dolsy Smith (GW Libraries, Librarian for the Humanities)
  • Suey Park: “Theorizing Transformative Justice in a Digital Era”
    Introduced by Jennifer Chang (Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Founder and Co-Chair, Kundiman)
  • Q&A (questions from audience)

2:30-3:00: Break (coffee)

3:00-4:00: ROUNDTABLE (includes all speakers)

  • Co-moderators: Jonathan Hsy (GW DH Institute) and Lori Brister (Founder, GW Graduate DH Working Group)

4:00-5:00 Reception (platters and coffee)

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