[Humanist] 31.469 events: global symposium cfp; evidence in African-American studies; open house (Loyola)

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Fri Dec 15 07:45:54 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 469.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Kyle Roberts <kyleroberts20 at gmail.com>                    (76)
        Subject: Open House for Master’s in Digital Humanities Progam at
                Loyola University Chicago, January 18th

  [2]   From:    Kristen Mapes <kmapes at msu.edu>                            (19)
        Subject: Final Reminder: Global Digital Humanities Symposium 2018,
                Call for Proposals (Deadline: FRIDAY)

  [3]   From:    "Rawson, Katie" <katie.rawson at emory.edu>                  (35)
        Subject: Workshop - Recounting Evidence in African American Digital

        Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:46:21 -0600
        From: Kyle Roberts <kyleroberts20 at gmail.com>
        Subject: Open House for Master’s in Digital Humanities Progam at Loyola University Chicago, January 18th

Join us to learn about the Master’s in Digital Humanities Program at
Loyola University Chicago on Thursday, January 18th, at 6 pm. Register here

Learn first-hand the ways in which computational technologies are
transforming how we ask - and seek to answer - age-old humanistic
questions. Gain a theoretical understanding of how technology shapes our
lived experience while developing practical knowledge of making and
building. Learn more

Our Students

Our students arrive from different fields and disciplines, including
literary studies, history, computer science, communications, and library
and information science. They come from diverse cultural backgrounds, and
find a home in Loyola’s interdisciplinary research center, the Center for
Textual Studies and Digital Humanities <https://luc.edu/ctsdh/>, where they
undertake research projects, present public programs, and gather socially.

Our Curriculum

In our 30-hour part-time or full-time program, our students are trained in
the practice and critical study of the intersections between the humanities
and computational social science. Coursework
<https://luc.edu/ctsdh/academics/curriculum/> and research projects range
from digital textual editing, archiving, publishing, and data analysis, to
the study of new media. Students collaborate with world-renowned faculty
and curators before embarking on a capstone project of their own design.

Your Career

MA in Digital Humanities graduates are prepared for careers in the private
and academic sectors, including education, libraries, archives, museums,
tech firms, and PhD programs.

What Our Students Say*

"The diversity and global stature of Chicago are big parts of the reason I
love the city. I was drawn to Loyola's strong reputation and emphasis on
knowledge not for its own sake but for the service of others and the human
community. Loyola's commitment to excellence and global awareness resonated
with me during a time when our political leaders at the state and national
level seem determined to pull away from science and the global community.
Loyola's commitment to social justice in Plan 2020
<https://www.luc.edu/strategicplanning/plan2020/>) gave me confidence that
a degree from Loyola would prepare me not just for my own future, but to
give back to others in Chicago and make a positive difference in the
Tyler Monaghan, Class of 2019

We are currently accepting applications for admission
<https://luc.edu/ctsdh/academics/maindigitalhumanities/> for the Fall 2018
semester. The deadline to be considered for fellowship support is February
1, 2018.

Learn More

   - In Chicago? Join us for an Open House on Thursday, January 18, at 6
   pm. Register here
   - Further afield? Watch a recent online info session here
   - Want to visit campus? Or talk by phone or Skype? Email Dr. Kyle
   Roberts (kroberts2 at luc.edu) for more information.

Visit our Website

Follow us on Social Media:
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Twitter <https://twitter.com/luctsdh>

Kyle B. Roberts
Associate Professor of Public History and New Media
Director, Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities
Graduate Program Director, Master's Program in Digital Humanities
Project Director, Jesuit Libraries Project
 http://blogs.lib.luc.edu/archives/  | Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project
Scholar-in-Residence, Newberry Library  http://www.newberry.org/

History Department
Loyola University, Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

        Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:03:19 -0500
        From: Kristen Mapes <kmapes at msu.edu>
        Subject: Final Reminder: Global Digital Humanities Symposium 2018, Call for Proposals (Deadline: FRIDAY)

Global Digital Humanities Symposium at Michigan State University

March 22-23, 2018

We are committed to bringing a wide-ranging and diverse group of
participants and presenters for our conference. To further this end, there
will be funds available to assist or offset the costs of travel. There is
an option to request consideration for travel funds in the proposal form.
If you have any questions, please email dh at msu.edu .

Call for Proposals Deadline to submit a proposal: Friday, December 15,
11:59pm EST


[Apologies for the deletion. The density of 'safelinks' and profusion of asterisks in the message as received required an excessive amount of hand-editing. --WM]

Kristen Mapes
Digital Humanities Coordinator, College of Arts & Letters
Michigan State University
479 West Circle Drive, Linton Hall 308
East Lansing MI 48824
kmapes at msu.edu

        Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:05:53 +0000
        From: "Rawson, Katie" <katie.rawson at emory.edu>
        Subject: Workshop - Recounting Evidence in African American Digital Studies

Hi all,

Please join us for this workshop during the Modern Language Association convention in New York this January 6, 2018.

Recounting Evidence in African American Digital Studies (REAADS)

For more info & registration:

Scholars of African American experiences have long insisted that we shift perceptions about evidentiary privilege. Now, in tapping historical and contemporary humanities data, how do notions about evidence and recovery change when we reconsider what gets labeled “absent” or “present?” What are the advantages of meaning-making at the margins? From Colored Conventions to Ida B. Wells to the recent #SayHerName movement, subjects and figures once considered invisible are now core to varied approaches to studying the intersection of race, class, and gender.

Building on models in the field, this workshop aims to foster a community of scholars interested in developing digital projects in African American studies. We will do so by igniting a conversation about evidence and data that challenges popular ideas about obscurity and ubiquity connected to Black intellectual enterprises. Along the way, participants will also learn about practices in data curation, mapping, and text analysis.

Join us as we gather at the Studio at Butler to examine these case studies. No previous experience in digital humanities is needed, but those with digital humanities experience at any level are welcomed.

In this workshop participants will take up the questions about how digital methods can extend or reconstruct the ways that we have thought about, collected, and analyzed evidence. How do we interpret graphs, maps, and more to situate them within larger critical conversations about identity, technology, and evidentiary privilege, thereby transforming African American cultural studies as well as digital humanities?

The workshop will be led by an interdisciplinary collective focused on nurturing and exploring humanist approaches to the documentation, preservation, and interpretation of African American history and culture.

Initial collaborators include:

  *   Caitlin Pollock (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)
  *   Trevor Muñoz (African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities, University of Maryland)
  *   Katie Rawson (Emory University)
  *   Sarah Patterson (Colored Conventions Project, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
  *   Jim Casey (Colored Conventions Project, Princeton University)

Thanks and best,

Katie Rawson
Humanities Librarian for English
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Emory University
Atlanta, GA


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