Thursday, 8 December 2011 Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere Inaugural Digital Humanities Working Group Meeting Sophia K. Acord, Associate Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, firstname.lastname@example.org Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, UF Libraries, email@example.com Summary Informal meeting to ask for input on a range of activities being planned for the Spring 2012 semester, with suppor Activities designed to build a community of practice at UF for exploring the humanities in and for a digital age. Agenda Welcome and definition Introductions Sign Up Sheet and Digital Humanities L@lists.ufl.edu listserv o To add yourself to listserv, send a piece of email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the line : subscribe Digita l Humanities L (your first name) (your last name) o e.g.: subscribe FICTIONAL L Jane Doe Upcoming Digital Humanities events (see over) UF Resources/Websites for the Digital Humanities o Humanities Center: http://www.humanities.ufl.edu/digitalhum.html o Lib Guide : http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/content.php?pid=132741&sid=18932 83 Teaching resources Existing classes Next Steps in Spring 2011 1. 1 st annual UF Digital Humanities Day Projects and presentations? 2. 2 nd event: Building Collaborations in the Digital Humanities Introductions and site visits Speed dating? Next Steps for the DH Working Group Monthly brown bags? o Times, scheduling o Key questions in the digital humanities o Reports from conferences, disciplines o Research methods o Affinity groups Other thoughts?
Upcoming UF Events in the Digital Humanities The Digital Humanities is an emergent field of study currently being produced by graduate students in the Department of English, who are worki ng at the intersections of ecocritism. All panel presentations will take place in Pugh Hall 210. o 1 PM, Opening remarks by Laurie Gries o 1:15 PM, Panel o o Rebecca Evanhoe, John Tinnell, and Sam Hamilton. o Youngblood and Joseph W eakland. UF Digital Assembly Symposium January 20 21, 2012 Featured speakers will include David Blakesley (Campbell Chair in Technical Communication and P rofessor 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 P rofessor of English, Florida Atlantic University). More details forthcoming. UCF THATCamp Florida 2012 February 18 19, 2012 (Saturday Sunday) http://riches.cah.ucf.edu/events.php?id=1824 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 wi ll 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. Virtual Presentation/Q&A with NEH Office of the Digital Humanities Date TBA