Digital Humanities News
DiSCO @ UT Reading Group & Showcase
When: Friday, April 7 from 10 AM-12 PM
Where: PCL Learning Lab 3
10-11 AM: Digital Studies Showcase ft. guest speakers
Dr. Erin McElroy, The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
Dr. Zoe Bursztajn-Illingworth and Trent Wintermeier, SpokenWeb & AudiAnnotate
Allyssa Guzman, Digital Scholarship Resources at UT
11 AM-12 PM: Reading Group Discussion of excerpts from Bodies of Information: Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities (digital copy available via UT Libraries)
Losh & Wernimot, "Introduction"
Leon, "Complicating the 'Great Man' Narrative of Digital History in the United States"
Earheart, "Can We Trust the University? Digital Humanities Collaborations with Historically Exploited Cultural Communities"
Day of Digital Humanities: The UT Libraries, the Initiative for Digital Humanities, and LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship present a Day of Digital Humanities poster sessions with lightning talks on April 14th at 11:30 AM at the PCL library. Participants with a wide range of expertise and in a variety of roles, including alt-ac positions, employment outside of higher education, and graduate and undergraduate students, are invited to participate with lightning talks pertaining to a variety of topics in digital humanities.
Lightning talks will be 5 minutes long and can be a presentation on an existing project, a project underway, or a nascent project, and its contribution to the digital humanities at UT Austin.
Join the DH@UT Discord Server: If you would like to stay up-to-date on DH announcements at UT and beyond, please join the DH@UT Discord server.
Humanities, Health, & Medicine News
We are delighted to announce that Julianna Sabile, the HHM M.A. Program's first graduate, has already been accepted as a Presidential Scholar to the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University, which is only one of nine podiatric medical schools in the nation. Congratulations Julianna!
The Humanities, Health, and Medicine Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute and Dell Medical School, is bringing best-selling physician-author Dr. Abraham Verghese to campus for a talk this fall. Please stay tuned for further information.
The College of Liberal Arts and the Humanities Institute are excited to issue a call for the inaugural Associate Director of the Intersectional Humanities Initiative. This arm of the HI would foster and showcase the research our humanistic communities do in investigating the complex social and cultural intersections that shape our world. It is an initiative that will both generate and support international, US-based, and community-based research, and will serve as a research and resource hub for UT’s many interdisciplinary centers and units focused on intersectional identities and experiences. The deadline for proposals is April 28th. Please send a 2 page outline/proposal, CV, and the names of 2 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Marisa Parham, Professor of English and Digital Studies at the University of Maryland at College Park, will be visiting UT Austin on Wednesday, April 5th at 4:30pm to give a hybrid talk, "Processing Power: Baldwin, Morrison, and Black Computational Poetics." Dr. Parham is also the director of the African American Digital Humanities initiative (AADHUM), as well as associate director for the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). To register for the in-person event, click HERE, and click HERE to attend virtually.
On April 11th at 4:30pm, Dr. Rowena He will be giving this year's Dr. Paul and Mary Ho Distinguished Lecture in China Studies, with a talk entitled "Do You Hear the People Sing?: From Tiananmen to Hong Kong." The lecture will take place in the Eastwoods Room of the Texas Union. Click HERE to register for the event.
On April 12th at 4:30pm, Dr. Cassius Adair of The New School and Dr. Aimi Hamraie of Vanderbilt University will be in virtual conversation with UT's Dr. Julie Minich and Dr. Alison Kafer about "Gender, Disability, and Digital Access." Click HERE to register for this event.
Faculty Fellows Seminar 2022-24: Digital Futures and Social Justice: This past September the Humanities Institute launched a two-year inquiry centered on digital futures and social justice in and through the humanities, with “digital,” “humanities,” and “futures” understood broadly. Our interdisciplinary Faculty Fellows are pursuing projects that apply digital technologies and computational methods to solve questions in the humanities as well as projects that subject digital technologies and infrastructures to humanistic analysis, critique, and contextualization. Stay tuned for FF speaker events in the Spring!