WHAT? Research happens in context. But how did Digital Humanities (DH) get here? This seminar series explores the socio-historical, political, and cultural contexts of DH research to better understand how the field got to where it is and what this means for the future of the field.
WHO? This series is an opportunity for newcomers to understand how the field has developed, and for established practitioners to consider their work as part of a larger movement with competing influences, ambitions, and blind spots. Papers may be positioned within the discipline of DH or take a comparative approach that situates DH in a wider disciplinary, social, cultural and/or historical context.
WHERE? This seminar series is co-hosted by scholars living eight time zones apart, and therefore the times of sessions vary to allow the greatest possible access to people based at different points on the globe. It is both an experiment to push the (social) boundaries of a virtual seminar series, and a transatlantic bridging of digital humanities centers that are committed to rich international discussions from a range of perspectives, with an emphasis on reflective practice.
Wedneseday, 27 January: Ian Milligan (University of Waterloo): From Engagement to Retreat? Historians and Digital Preservation 1968-2003
Tuesday, 9 February: Jessica Johnson (Johns Hopkins University): Digital Humanities Against Enclosure
Tuesday, 23 February: Zephyr Frank (Stanford University): Digital Humanities and Spatial History: Atlantic World Stories
Wednesday, 10 March: Riva Quiroga (Programming Historian): Title t.b.c.
Wednesday, 14 April: Quinn Dombrowski (Stanford University): Humanités numériques, цифровые гуманитарные науки, デジタル・ヒューマニティーズ: Histories and Futures of Linguistic Diversity in DH
Tuesday, 27 April: Scott Weingart (Carnegie Mellon University), Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara (University of Colorado, Boulder): A Look Backwards Through the Index of Digital Humanities Conferences
Wednesday, 12 May: Amy Earhart (Texas A&M University): Complicating the whiteness of Digital Humanities: The Deep History of Black DH
Wednesday, 26 May: Valérie Schafer (University of Luxembourg), Jane Winters (School of Advanced Study, University of London): Web Archives Long View
Wednesday, 9 June: Gerben Zaagsma (University of Luxembourg): Title t.b.c.