Digital humanities scholars examine the impact of computing and network technologies for research and publication on the creative arts and letters. The University of Maine has been host to numerous digital humanities initiatives contributed by faculty and students from a variety of departments. UMaine humanists from disciplines such as art, history, and literature have applied techniques from data mining to 3-D printing to uncover insights about the past as well as possibilities for the future.

Inaugurated in 2011, the biennial Digital Humanities Week (#dhweek) at the University of Maine explores the impact of digital research and publication tools on artistic creation and humanities scholarship.

For more information about these events, contact ude.eniam@otiloppij or call 207 581-4477 or follow the Twitter hashtag #dhweek.

Digital Humanities Week 2017

2-6 October 2017

University of Maine, Orono

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The theme of the 2017 Digital Humanities Week is STEM to STEAM--a movement proposing that the arts and humanities play a stronger role in setting the agenda for and assessing the outcome of scientific and technological research.

Presentations include "Art at the Edge of Science," "The Right To Unmake," "DIY Scientific Instruments," "Fair Use in the Age of Instagram," and "Experimental Knowledge and the Digital Humanities."

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Digital Humanities Week 2015

21-25 September 2015

University of Maine, Orono

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The third of these events, the 2015 Digital Humanities Week, investigated mapping as a specific spatial technique as well as a more general strategy for finding alignments among data from differing disciplines.

Digital Humanities Poster IconPresentations included "How Satan Went Viral" (Ben Ray), "The Spatial Story of the Holocaust" (Anne Knowles), and "Telling Important Stories with Real-time Game Technology" (Chuck Carter).

Organized by the UMaine Humanities Center. Sponsored by the Division of Student Life, Fogler Library, and Departments of History, New Media, and the Intermedia MFA Program.

Digital Humanities Week 2013

7-10 October 2013

University of Maine, Orono

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The 2013 Digital Humanities Week offered 12 events, including presentations by luminaries from the University of Virginia, MIT, NYU, and the Smithsonian.

Digital Humanities Poster IconThe week was also Maine's first THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp), a bottom-up conference in which the participants determine the topics to study and discuss.

The takeaway from the THATCamp sessions included a series of online tutorials created by participants to teach the skill learned in each session.

The week's events were sponsored by the New Media Department Correll Fund, the UMaine Humanities Initiative, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series.

Digital Humanities Week 2011

26-29 September 2011

University of Maine, Orono

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The 2011 Digital Humanities Week at the University of Maine explored the impact of digital research and publication tools on artistic creation and humanities scholarship.

Long a workhorse of the empirical sciences, computing has recently begun to transform the study of the human condition. This series of events will touch on databases and cultural heritage, new publication platforms for scholars, and the up- and downsides of the increasing digitization of society.

Digital Humanities Poster IconThe 2011 Digital Humanities Week included presentations and workshops by photo archivists and Twitter sociologists, guerilla gardeners and best-selling Kindle authors. Click below to view:

Schedule in HTML

Schedule as printable PDF

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Digital Humanities Week 2011 was sponsored by the departments of English, History, New Media, and Sociology, with support from the University of Maine Humanities Initiative and Digital Curation program.

Digital Curation Program

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Blog discussion

Digital Humanities Blog ScreenshotAccompanying Digital Humanities Week 2011 was a continuously updating Web site that enables audience members to discuss related topics in advance with presenters and with each other during the events. These remarks were re-presented by the organizers as additional questions and comments at the end of each presentation.

Web and print design by Still Water.

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