Taking place at Michigan State University on April 8-9, 2016, the Global Digital Humanities Symposium will address how the interdisciplinary practices of digital humanities can and should speak to the global cultural record and the contemporary situation of our planet. Of particular interest is work relevant to or stemming from challenges in the Global South. The symposium will feature a mix of local and national speakers.

Updates

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  • Livestream Links Available

    Friday afternoon and all day Saturday will be livestreamed:

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  • Registration Deadline, April 1!

    Register for the Global Digital Humanities Symposium by 11:50pm EST on Friday, April 1! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend a Minimal Computing Workshop, to hear speakers from outside MSU and within MSU share their work and expertise on a range of exciting topics. Register at http://msuglobaldh.org/registration/

  • Minimal Computing Workshop

    The Global Digital Humanities Symposium will begin with a workshop led by Alex Gil on Minimal Computing, an important subfield of global digital humanities. The description of the workshop is below:

    In this talkshop we will immediately link digital humanities to critical theory by looking at the production of our own knowledge within the context of global capitalism and environmental decay. We will accomplish this by reducing the technological stack you can use for your own production to bare minimums that you can both understand and command. We call this type of praxis (theory + making), minimal computing. Specific technologies you will be introduced to: Terminal, Markdown, HTML/CSS, Pandoc, Jekyll & Github. Bring your laptops (Macs & Linux preferred).

    Learn more about Minimal Computing at the Global Outlook::Digital Humanities Minimal Computing Working Group.

  • LOCUS Call for Papers Announced - Due Date 3/29/16

    Locus Talks: Global Digital Humanities

    • Partners: Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities and African American and African Studies
    • Date: 4/8/2016
    • Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm
    • Location: MSU Union, Room 55 (REAL Classroom)

    Call for Proposals deadline: March 29, 2016 Please submit abstracts no longer than 300 words to: go.cal.msu.edu/locus

    This LOCUS will be held under the umbrella of the inaugural Global Digital Humanities Symposium. This avenue for presentations and discussion seeks to address how the interdisciplinary practices of digital humanities and digital social science can and should speak to the global cultural record.

    We are seeking proposals up to 300 words for 7 minute presentations that engage with one or more of the following issues:

    • How do digital methods and resources facilitate research and engagement with transnational cultures, histories, and communities? 

    • How does a digital medium work for or against local cultural knowledge practices?

    • How is digital humanities and social science work influenced by and interact with the current geopolitical landscape?

    • What are some challenges and solutions to working across linguistic, economic, and technological divides?

    • What are the environmental impacts, concerns, and issues of digital research? 

    • How are local accents inflected in the practices and ethics of digital humanities and social science?

    • We are especially receptive to hearing about works in progress relating to research, teaching, or any other type of work that addresses global digital humanities or digital social science. Proposals from students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, and staff are encouraged equally.

    Find out more at: digitalhumanities.msu.edu/locus/next

  • Featured MSU Speakers Announced

    We’re excited to announce our featured MSU speakers:

    Detailed information about their talks will be coming in March. Check back for more information.

  • Registration is Open!

    Registration is now open! Go to the “Registration” tab to sign up to attend any or all of the symposium.

    We look forward to seeing you in a couple of months!

  • Featured Speakers

    We are delighted to announce several of our featured speakers for the Symposium!

    More speakers, CFP information for local presenters, and scheduling information to come in January.

  • Save the Date!

    We’re excited to announce the Global Digital Humanities Symposium at Michigan State University on April 8-9, 2016.

    This two-day symposium will address how the interdisciplinary practices of digital humanities can and should speak to the global cultural record and the contemporary situation of our planet. Of particular interest is work relevant to or stemming from challenges in the Global South.

    Mark April 8 and 9 down in your calendar and look out for more information about the symposium at the beginning of spring semester 2016.

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