Global digital humanities symposium April 8-9

Posted: 3:51 PM, Feb 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-18 15:51:33-05

The field of digital humanities has developed to include a range of disciplines and locations across the globe.

In recognition of the growing field, Michigan State University will host the Global Digital Humanities Symposium, which runs 9 a.m. April 8 to 5:45 p.m. April 9 at the Union Building, room 55.

The symposium will include an extended workshop and a mixture of presentation types, focuses on issues of power, access and equity as they affect scholarship in the digital humanities.

Themes and topics of this symposium will include:

The practice of digital humanities across linguistic, economic and technological divides
Digital humanities in the light of current geopolitics
The environmental impacts of digital humanities research
The inflection of local accents in the practices and ethics of digital humanities
The symposium will feature a variety of local and national speakers:

Radhika Gajjala, Bowling Green State University
Hoyt Long, University of Chicago
Dorothy Kim, Vassar College
Alex Gil, Columbia University
Speakers and presenters at the symposium will address how the interdisciplinary practices of digital humanities should address the contemporary situation of our planet.

The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information about registration, full schedule and speakers at the symposium, visit this website.