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Digital Humanities at Michigan State University is proud to continue its Global DH Symposium into its eighth year, and its first year as a combination of virtual and in person events. Digital humanities scholarship continues to be driven by work at the intersections of a range of distinct disciplines and an ethical commitment to preserve and broaden access to cultural materials.

DH has been a key site for interrogating narratives about disruption, connection, virtuality, surveillance, algorithmic bias, data and resistance, the digital divide, and digital accountabilities. In this moment, shaped by a global pandemic and climate crisis, these narratives and conversations are as urgent as ever. 

Focused on these issues, we work at the intersections of critical DH; race and ethnicity; feminism, intersectionality, and gender; and anti-colonial and postcolonial frameworks. Scholarship that works across borders with a focus on transnational partnerships and globally accessible data is especially welcome. Lastly, we define the term “humanities” rather broadly to incorporate the discussion of issues that encourage interdisciplinary understanding of the humanities.

2023 Planning Committee

Listed in alphabetical order by surname

  • Ayodele James AKINOLA, Michigan Technological University, USA
  • Shreyes BALACHANDRAN, Houston, USA
  • Heather F. BALL, St. John’s University, USA
  • Max EVJEN, Michigan State University, USA
  • Devin HIGGINS, Michigan State University, USA
  • Taylor HUGHES-BARROW, Michigan State University, USA
  • Arun JACOB, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Irshad Ibrahim KANDAKKEEL, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
  • Viola LASMANA, Columbia University, USA
  • Kristen MAPES , Michigan State University, USA (Chair)
  • Ysabel MUNOZ, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Felix OKE, Loyola University Chicago, USA
  • Bonnie RUSSELL, Michigan State University, USA
  • Merve TEKGÜRLER, Stanford University, USA
  • Kate TOPHAM, Michigan State University, USA
The Global Digital Humanities Symposium is sponsored by