Digital Humanities 2015 Web Ann

21-25 September 2015

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

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

The 2015 Digital Humanities Week investigates mapping as a specific spatial technique as well as a more general strategy for finding alignments among data from differing disciplines.

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Rooms and other schedule details are subject to change. For more details or a parking permit, please contact Liam Riordan at (207) 581-1913 or riordan AT umit DOT maine DOT edu.

Schedule of events

v1.1, updated 17 Sep 2015

Tuesday, Sept. 15

What is Spatial History?

Kickoff Event with UMaine History department

4pm, Bumps Room, Memorial Union. Please read a 6-page essay in advance.

Monday, Sept. 21

Mapping the Salem Witch Trials: How Satan Went Viral in Salem.

Ben Ray (Professor, Religious Studies, University of Virginia),

12:10pm, 211 Little Hall. More.

Telling the Spatial Story of the Holocaust: Finding Humanity in Social Science.

Anne Kelly Knowles (Professor, History, UMaine),

3:15pm, Fernald APPE Space, 104 Stewart Commons, IMRC. This lecture initiates the History Department's year-long public lecture series.

Tuesday, Sept 22

Merging Modalities: Creating the New Bedford Whaling Museum's Online Scrimshaw Exhibit.

Tess L'Heureaux (Ph.D. candidate, History, UMaine),

11:00am-12:15pm, Collaborative Media Lab Polycom Room, Fogler Library.

Coactive Systems: Biologically Inspired Art & Science Hybrids.

Gene Felice (Asst. Professor, Intermedia and New Media, UMaine),

3:30-4:45pm, Fernald APPE Space, 104 Stewart Commons, IMRC. Reception to follow hosted by the New Media Department and Intermedia MFA Program.

Thursday, Sept. 24

Exploring the Power of Inquiry with ArcGIS Online: A Hands-On Workshop,

Margaret Chernosky (Maine Geographic Alliance),

12:30-1:45 pm, CETA Room, Fogler Library.

Broadcasting in its Infancy in Maine: A Sound Engineer in the Archives,

Barry Darling (MPBN/independent audio recordist),

3:30pm, Special Collections, Fogler Library. Reception and exhibit in Special Collections starting at 2:00pm. More.

Friday, Sept. 25

Student Internships and the (Digital) Humanities

Tim Garrity (MDI Historical Society), Melissa Gerety (Bangor Historical Society), Pattie Reaves (Bangor Daily News)

12:10pm, Bumps Room, Memorial Union. Career Center tour to follow the panel at 1:10pm. The Division of Student Life is sponsoring lunch for all participants.

Using Advanced Real-time Game Technology to Tell Important Stories,

Chuck Carter (Eagre Games, Orono),

3:15pm, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall.

Celebrate the Digital Humanities!

No-Host Reception

5pm on, Black Bear Brewery (19 Mill Street, Orono)

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. Web and print design by Still Water.

The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/affirmative Action institution.

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