[globaloutlookDH-l] Global Digital Humanities Symposium (virtual event) - Thurs, Mar 26-Fri, Mar 27 - Join via livestream

Mapes, Kristen kmapes at msu.edu
Tue Mar 24 15:52:33 MDT 2020

Dear colleagues,

This Thursday and Friday, we are proud to put on the fifth annual Global Digital Humanities Symposium<http://www.msuglobaldh.org/>, bringing together presenters from around the world, and which has shifted to an all-virtual event this year. Pre-registered attendees have been sent Zoom information, but the Symposium will be livestreamed on Youtube (go.cal.msu.edu/globaldh<http://go.cal.msu.edu/globaldh>), and all are welcome to tune in. Feel free to send the livestream information along to your students as well. The program<http://www.msuglobaldh.org/program/> and technology plan<http://www.msuglobaldh.org/technology/> are available on the website, and we encourage engagement on Twitter at #MSUGlobalDH.

Global Digital Humanities Symposium
March 26-27, 2020

All times listed below are in eastern daylight time (EDT). Here is a tool to convert to your local time<https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/>.

  *   Thursday, March 26

     *   9:30 am – 10:45 am Opening Remarks and Keynote Presentation, Miguel Escobar Varela, Emic interfaces: UX design for cultural specificity
     *   10:45 am – 11:00 am Break
     *   11:00 am – 12:30 pm Lightning Talks
        *   First section (11:00-11:35 am)
           *   Between Phallus and Freedom: An Ethnography on the Embodied Experiences of Tinder Users in Cape Town, Leah Junck
           *   Digital Mapping of Culpability and the Culpable in African War Texts, Richard Ajah
           *   Building an Inclusive Digital Local History in the Midwest, Benjamin Ostermeier
           *   Regularization of Kinship Relations to Enrich the Social Networks, Bin Li
           *   Time for questions (11:35-11:50)
        *   Second section (11:50-12:15)
           *   DH and Cultural Heritage: Digitisation of Eyo Festival in Nigeria, Felix Bayode Oke
           *   Digital Apprehensions of Indian Poetics, Zahra Rizvi, Asra Mamnoon, A. Sean Pue
           *   Empowered Minorities: Language Rights and Differential Outcomes For Minorities Enjoying Kremlin Support, Martha Olcott, Michael Downs, and Brigid McBride
           *   Time for questions (12:15-12:30)
     *   12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch break
     *   1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Challenging Communication Technologies: Current World Events and Trends
        *   Can Library Metadata Stand with Hong Kong?, Joshua Barton, Mike Erickson, Lucas Mak, and Nicole Smeltekop
        *   Digitalising political communication in West Africa: Facebook and Twitter in election campaigns and political practices in Ghana, Akwasi Bosompem Boateng
        *   Intersection: Digital Humanities, Research Data Management and Libraries in African Higher Education Institutions, Thembelihle Hwalima
     *   2:45 pm –3:00 pm Break
     *   3:00 pm –4:15 pm Moving Parts: Social Change, Categories, and the Intersections of Pedagogy and Research
        *   Teaching with Data in the Academic Museum, Beth Fischer
        *   Digital Humanities and the discursive complexities of colonial ‘letterature,’ Ayodele James Akinola
        *   Map-Based Storytelling for Evolving Places, Sayan Bhattacharyya

  *   Friday, March 27

     *   10:00 am – 11:00 am Keynote Presentation, Carrie Heitman, Narrative and Nomenclature: Research Dialogues on Place-Based Knowledge in the Age of Digital Distance
     *   11:00 am – 11:15 am Break
     *   11:15 am – 12:00 pm Poster Session (now Lightning Talks)
        *   Visualizing Poetic Meter in South Asian Languages, A. Sean Pue, Ahmad Atta, and Rajiv Ranjan
        *   Echoes of Handicraft: The Use of Digital Technologies in Preserving and Representing Textiles from East Asian Ethnic Minority Groups, Xiaolin Sun and Catherine Nichols
        *   Humanities Commons: Making the Digital World Open, Communicative, and Personal, June Oh
        *   OCTRA: A Transcription tool for the Bavarian Archive for Speech Signals (BAS), supported by CLARIN, the European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology – Emmanuel Ngue Um
     *   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch break
     *   1:00 pm – 2:15 pm The Future of the Archive: Case Studies in Power, Data, and Collaboration
        *    The Evolution of the Enslaved Project, Kylene Cave and Duncan Tarr
        *   Sites of Memory: Reflecting on the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, Erik Ponder
        *   When Managing a digital archive becomes a be-or-not-to-be issue, Emmanuel Ngue Um
     *   2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Break
     *   2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Collaboration, Cultural Knowledge, and Community as DH Learning for the 21st Century
        *   Collaborative Pedagogy: Foreign Language and Literature Courses, Data Science, and Global Digital Humanities, Katherine Walden, Jarren Santos, Celeste Sharpe, Palmar Alvarez-Blanco, Sarah Calhoun, and Mirzam Pérez
        *   Students as Knowledge Producers: Understanding Arab-Americans in central Ohio through Oral History Narratives, Hanada Al-Masri, Cheryl Johnson, Olivia Reynolds and Alexis Grimm
     *   4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Closing remarks, Christopher P. Long (Dean, College of Arts and Letters)
     *   4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Social time (not livestreamed)

The Global Digital Humanities Symposium is sponsored by 20 units from around Michigan State University's campus, including the College of Arts & Letters; Department of English; Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures; Department of Theatre; Experience Architecture Program; Department of Linguistics and German, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages; Department of Romance and Classical Studies; Muslim Studies Program; Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities; Graduate School; Canadian Studies Center; Hub for Innovation and Learning Technology; Department of History; Matrix; H-Net; Asian Studies Center; MSU Libraries; African Studies Center; Department of Anthropology; and Center for Gender in Global Context.


Kristen Mapes
Assistant Director of Digital Humanities, College of Arts & Letters
Michigan State University
479 West Circle Drive, Linton Hall 308
East Lansing MI 48824
kmapes at msu.edu

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