Invited to Present at the “dh+CU Symposium” — August 22, 2013

I’m thrilled to be an invited presenter at the dh+CU Symposium, to be held on August 22, 2013. My talk will focus on The Stainforth Database — a digital archive project that I am collaborating on with CU Libraries. (To read a bit about The Stainforth, see my Day of DH 2013 blog post.)

I quote the symposium description below. Find the complete list of presenters here. Find the program here. I am honored to be a small part of a DH event held at CU-B that includes digital humanities experts Trevor Muñoz, John Unsworth, and Katherine Walter, as well as CU faculty members Mark Amerika, Lori Emerson, Mél Hogan, Deborah Keyek-Franssen, Matthias Richter, Jennifer Shannon, and Joel Swanson. I’m sure the presentations will be excellent and I plan to tweet out talks this day (except for my own) for those who cannot attend.

“The goal of the Digital Humanities Symposium is to generate momentum for a rapidly growing and increasingly important area of study by facilitating transformative and cross-disciplinary digital research. We hope to foster new collaborative relationships at an event that will convene guests comprising CU faculty, librarians, IT professionals, and other administrative and support staff, and three invited digital humanities experts from outside institutions. The symposium will kick off with an expert panel on the future of Digital Humanities in higher education, followed by CU presenters showcasing their own digital humanities research projects. There will be ample opportunity for all participants to participate in discussion, particularly during the open session at the end of the day.

We hope these discussions will lead to a greater understanding of the needs of digital humanities researchers, as well as to many fruitful partnerships among participants. Faculty with an interest in incorporating digital humanities into their research will have the opportunity to share tools and methodologies and also to identify areas for collaboration, with one another and with campus librarians and IT professionals. It also will allow participants to discover in what ways the campus support structure might be improved to better serve current and future research needs in this area.

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