We may have spent the summer organizing and exploring Digital Dialogues past, but now it’s time to remind you all that over a decade after we’ve begun this series, we’re still here bringing you amazing talks by groundbreaking academics. Our Fall 2016 series starts off strong with talks from our two newest hires, Assistant Director of Innovation and Learning Purdom Lindblad, and Director of the AADHum project Catherine Steele. Then we will bring you five additional speakers from disciplines ranging from Film and Media, African American Studies and Literature, Medieval Conservation, and Museums and Material Culture.
To kick things off, we are holding our third annual Pre-Season Mixer on Tuesday September 27th at 12:30pm. We’ve held these mixers each year since 2014 to allow new students, faculty and members of the campus community to come meet MITH staff and our community of Digital Dialogues attendees, hear about the series, and get acquainted with what MITH does. We also want to hear about you – your research interests, your current projects (and dream project) in the digital scholarly humanities, and more. Attendees will be given the opportunity to give a 3-5 minute lightning talk to spark a discussion. Stay tuned for more information!
This season, four of our talks are being presented in conjunction with our Mellon-funded initiative, Synergies among Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture (AADHum): Catherine Steele, Ravon Ruffin, Sarah Patterson/Jim Casey, and Dana Williams/Kenton Rambsy. See below for more details!
Fall 2016 Digital Dialogues Lineup
Tuesday October 4, 2016: Purdom Lindblad, Assistant Director of Innovation and Learning, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
Finding Aids for the Unread: Design for the Visualization of Reading
Tuesday October 11, 2016: Catherine Knight Steele, Director of AADHum, MITH
Deviant Black Bodies and Embodied Black Feminism in the Blogosphere
Tuesday October 18, 2016: Gregory Zinman, Assistant Professor of of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nam June Paik’s Etude and the Indeterminate Origins of Digital Media Art
Tuesday October 25, 2016: Ravon Ruffin, Co-Creator, Brown Girls Museum Blog
Digital Archives: Radical Acts of Self-Preservation
Tuesday November 1, 2016: Alberto Campagnolo, PhD , CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Medieval Studies, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress
Conservation and Digitization: A Technologizing of the Book as an Object
Tuesday November 8, 2016: Sarah Patterson and Jim Casey, Graduate students, Department of English, University of Delaware
To Organize, Organize, ORGANIZE: the Colored Conventions, Then and Now
Tuesday November 15, 2016: Dana A. Williams, Department Chair and Professor of English, Howard University and Kenton Rambsy, Assistant Professor of English, University of Texas, Arlington
“Looking for the Perfect Beat:” African American Literary History–Technology and Texture