DHWG Meeting Agenda for January 2012


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DHWG Meeting Agenda for January 2012
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Digital Humanities Working Group Announcements and Agendas
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Acord, Sophia
Taylor, Laurie N.
George A. Smathers Libraries
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Gainesville, FL

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University of Florida
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Wednesday, 18 January 2012 Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere Digital Humanities Working Group Brown Bag Meeting Sophia K. Acord, Associate Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, skacord@ufl.edu Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, UF Libraries, laurien@ufl.edu Summary Brown bag, informal meeting. Current topics in the digital humanities: presentations from the 2012 MLA and AHA meetings. Working group activities designed to build a community of practice at UF for exploring the humanities in and for a digital age. Agenda Welcome Sign Up Sheet Introductions Conference reports and discussion: o American Historical Association: Margarita Vargas Betancourt o Modern Language Association: Pamela Gilbert and Will Hasty 1. What was the best conversation you had about the digital humanities? 2. What keywords or key issues sparked your interest? 3. Lessons learned? 4. What made you feel uncomfortable in any way? Next brown bag meeting dates (12 1pm, 200 Walker) o February 15 – Aesthetic Computing o March 14 o April 11 Other announcements Additional Resources Listserv: DIGITAL HUMANITIES L@lists.ufl.edu Upcoming Digital Humanities events (see over) UF Resources/Websites for the Digital Humanities o Humanities Center: http://www.humanities.u fl.edu/digitalhum.html o Lib Guide: http://guides.uflib.ufl.e du/content.php?pid=132741&sid=1893283


Upcoming UF Events in the Digital Humanities UF Digital Assembly Symposium January 20 21, 2012 2012 Digital Assembly Symposium “Digital Platforms and the Transformation of Intellectual Discourse.” Featured speakers will include David Blakesley (Campbell Chair in Technical Communication and Professor of English, Clemson University; Founder & Publisher, Parlor Press), Jay Bolter (Wesley Chair of New Media, Georgia Institute of Technology), Bob Stein (Founder & Director, Institute for the Future of the Book), and Elizabeth Swanstrom (Assistant Professor of English, Florida Atlantic University). Program online: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00000728/ UCF THATCamp Florida 2012 February 18 19, 2012 (Saturday – Sunday) in Orlando, FL http://riches.cah.ucf. edu/events.php?id=1824 UGA THATCampSE March 10 11, 2012 (Saturday – Sunday) in Athens, Georgia http://southeast2012.thatcamp.org/ To Advance the Common Understanding: Reinventing the Humanities in a Digital Age 5 April, 7:30 pm, Smathers 1A Gregory Crane (Tufts University; Editor in Chief, Perseus Project) Rehumanizing the University: New Perspectives on the Liberal Arts The rise of vast digitized collections and increasingly sophisticated analytical methods has begun to transform both the depth and potential scale of humanities research. New media are, however, far more important because they have the potential to change the "who" and not simply the "what" of humanities discourse. We have an opportunity to redefine the relationship between what happens in the academy and society as a whole, but the degree to which we pursue that opportunity depends upon serious decisions that we will make, whether explicitly or by default. This talk will explore both the challenges and opportunities as Humanists explore their ability to realize their highest goal, advancing the intellectual life of society as a whole. First annual Digital Humanities Day @ UF 26 April, 1 4pm, Smathers 1A Site Visits to Digital Humanities resources @ UF 27 April, details TBA Virtual Presentation/Q&A with NEH Office of the Digital Humanities Date TBA