[Humanist] 22.528 HASTAC forum: What's going on in digital humanities?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Feb 14 09:27:35 CET 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 528.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 19:32:45 +0000
        From: Erin Gentry Lamb <erin.gentry at duke.edu>
        Subject: "What's Going On in Digital Humanities?" - a HASTAC ScholarsDiscussion Forum launching 2/16/09

We hope you will join us for this upcoming discussion on www.hastac.org http://www.hastac.org !  We additionally thank you for helping to spread the word to any other persons or organizations who might be interested.

What’s Going On in Digital Humanities?

A HASTAC Scholars Discussion Forum, starting February 16, 2009 at www.hastac.org http://www.hastac.org

In the recent HASTAC Scholars Discussion Forum on “The Future of the Digital Humanities<http://www.hastac.org/scholars/forum/02-02-09The-Future-of-the-Digital-Humanities>” featuring Brett Bobley of the NEH's Office of Digital Humanities, Willard McCarty weighed in from King's College London suggesting that instead of trying to categorize the digital humanities as a “discipline” or an “attitude,” we should instead “ask, ‘What's going on?’ and note how differently humanities computing is playing out across the various digital humanities. In other words, ask not what the practice is, rather where we're going and what sort of institutional arrangements suit that going best.”

And so, as a follow up to our recent forum, and with nods to both Erving Goffman and Marvin Gaye, we raise the question: “What’s going on in the digital humanities today?”  When the forum opens on Monday, February 16, we invite you to report on how the digital humanities are playing out in your institution, organization, or location.  Tell us about the innovative projects you are launching, the groups you are forming, the support you are finding or lacking, the training you are receiving or offering and the courses you are teaching or taking.  We hope you will join this forum facilitated by HASTAC Scholars Staci Shultz and Isabel Milan and help us see “what’s going on in the digital humanities” today!

 Staci Shultz is a PhD student in the Joint Program in English & Education at the University of Michigan. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in English from Boston College. Her dissertation focuses on college students’ participation in online fandoms and the ways in particular that fan fiction sites sponsor literacy practices. Research on emerging spaces and discourses, she argues, can lead to more innovative, relevant, and engaging composition pedagogy that taps into students’ experiences in the extracurriculum.

Isabel A. Milan is a doctoral student in American Culture at the University of Michigan. She received her master’s degree in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State University and her bachelor’s degree in both Anthropology and Women’s Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her current research interests include new media/digital technologies and globalization; children’s literature and multimedia; transnational feminist, queer and critical race theories. She is especially interested in the responsible development and usage of technology, and is also a strong advocate of technology’s role in education and community networking/mobilization.

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