[Humanist] 28.544 events: symposium at Kansas State; curators' course in London

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Sat Dec 6 09:57:51 CET 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 544.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Casey Hoeve <achoeve at ksu.edu>                             (33)
        Subject: Call for Papers: Digital Humanities Symposium at Kansas
                State University

  [2]   From:    Beryl Graham <beryl.graham at sunderland.ac.uk>              (22)
        Subject: Curators' Professional Development short course, London Feb

        Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 22:19:04 +0000
        From: Casey Hoeve <achoeve at ksu.edu>
        Subject: Call for Papers: Digital Humanities Symposium at Kansas State University

Kansas State University invites submission of abstracts for our inaugural symposium, Exploring the Digital Medium: Cross Disciplinary Collaboration in the Digital Humanities. This symposium seeks to examine the interdisciplinary nature of digital humanities scholarship, including the involvement of arts, sciences, and social sciences.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

·         Digital research in Humanities disciplines like Literature, History, Linguistics, Philosophy,                                           Modern Languages, and Cultural/Ethnic/Women’s Studies

·         Digital Humanities Pedagogy, or dissemination of DH theories and practices

·         Visualization, analysis, and computational representations of humanities content

·         Sustainability of digital projects and information lifecycles, esp. for humanist topics

·         Public humanities in digital environments

·         Humanities computing and data curation

·         Humanist concerns in Digital Arts, Architecture, and Design

·         Digital Performing arts (music and theatre)

·         Collaborative partnerships for digital work between humanities and/or social sciences and the sciences

Abstract or submission topics will be divided into the following categories:

·         Paper/Presentation (15-20 minutes)

                ·         Abstract length: 250-500 words

·         Pecha Kucha (15-20 slides shown for 20 seconds each; 5 - 6:40 minutes)

                ·         Abstract length: 250-500 words

·         Poster Presentations

                ·         Abstract: 250-500 words

We encourage both scholars, undergraduate, and graduate students to submit abstracts for Pecha Kucha and poster presentations.

Proposal Deadlines

Deadline for all abstracts: 16 Jan 2015.

Please submit abstracts to dhcenter at ksu.edu<mailto:dhcenter at ksu.edu>. Please include your name and, where applicable, institutional affiliations.

*If interested, presenters may choose (optional, not required) to have their posters, slides, or papers published in the symposium proceedings, published open access via K-State’s New Prairie Press. These documents will be made publicly available on the conference website.

Along with plenary speakers Matt Cohen (Associate Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin, http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/english/faculty/mc37894 ) and Jeff McClurken (Professor of History and American Studies & Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation University of Mary Washington, http://mcclurken.org/), the symposium will offer lively presentations and discussions from DH scholars, librarians, and digital artists.

Please direct inquiries to the DH team at <dhcenter at ksu.edu<mailto:dhcenter at ksu.edu>> for additional information.

Workshop information

The DH Symposium will begin with a day of workshops on 27 Feb 2015. See below for information about the morning and afternoon workshops. (We plan to schedule participants for the workshop in mid- to late January.)

Integrating Digital Humanities in Pedagogy: Choosing Courses, Learning Objectives and Tools

Workshop leader: Jeff McClurken (Professor of History and American Studies & Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation, University of Mary Washington, http://mcclurken.org/)

This workshop will be aimed at working through the practical and pedagogical choices about creating a digital humanities course. We will explore sample syllabi, discuss potential projects, survey various tools, and identify obvious and not-so-obvious pitfalls to constructing a class that engages students in the scholarship and practice related to digital humanities.  [Not in the humanities?  Come join us anyway.  Most of these ideas and approaches apply to incorporating technology into any course.]  Note: while there are no formal prerequisites to this workshop, please come with ideas for a course that you can discuss with the other workshop participants.

Practicing Digital Humanities in the Classroom: Tools and Methods

Workshop Leaders: Lis Pankl (Faculty and Graduate Librarian, Kansas State University), Casey Hoeve (Content Development Librarian, Kansas State University), and Alex Stinson (Digital Humanities Specialist, Kansas State University)

As an extension of the first workshop, we will focus on integrating Digital Humanities in the classroom by exploring a variety of DH-related resources http://guides.lib.k-state.edu/content.php?pid=554274&sid=4568514  available at K-State as well as introducing a specific pedagogy intervention: students writing Wikipedia articles for classroom assignments. Often replacing research papers and/or literature reviews, these assignments ask students to practice disciplinary research and writing skills<http://wikiedu.org/blog/2014/10/14/wikipedia-student-writing/> to fill gaps for a public audience. This workshop will explore the tools available through the Wikipedia Education Program<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Education_program>, common assignment design concerns, example assignments run by faculty at Kansas State University in English and Art History, examination of how the program's lessons learned can be applied to other digital assignments, and provide time for developing a Wikipedia assignment for your own classroom. Examples will be focused on Humanities topics, but faculty in all disciplines are welcome!

        Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 14:02:54 +0000
        From: Beryl Graham <beryl.graham at sunderland.ac.uk>
        Subject: Curators' Professional Development short course, London Feb 2015

CURATING ART AFTER NEW MEDIA - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE  http://www.macurating.net/shortcourse.htm 

22nd-28th February 2015, Central London

In 2014 this course ran with curators from Hong Kong, Austria, The Netherlands, Ireland, USA and the UK.

This intensive week-long course in London is aimed at curators, exhibition organisers, educators and others working with contemporary art. The course will critically examine how contemporary curating can best match contemporary art practices, including practices that might be collaborative, or participatory. Since new media including social networking, augmented reality and open source have changed thinking on how art works in time and space, this course aims to update professional knowledge in the field. The local, national and international contexts of curating are rigourously examined.

Visits to discuss with curators at organisations include in 2015:

V&A - Senior Curator, Word and Image Department.

WELLCOME COLLECTION - Exhibitions Curator.

ODI (Open Data Insitute) - Art Associate

SERPENTINE - Curator of Digital

THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S GALLERY - Curator (Digital Programme) 

THE WHITE BUILDING - Head of Art and Technology.

For further details see: http://www.macurating.net/shortcourse.htm


Beryl Graham, Professor of New Media Art
CRUMB web resource for new media art curators http://www.crumbweb.org
Research Student Manager, Art and Design
MA Curating Course Leader http://www.macurating.net

Faculty of Arts, Design, and Media, University of Sunderland
The David Puttnam Media Centre, St Peter's Way, Sunderland, SR6 0DD  Tel: +44 191 515 2896

New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences, Ashgate. http://www.ashgate.com/
Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media, MIT Press. http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/rethinking-curating

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