Follow this link to the list of sessions that focus on DH. There are no times or session numbers. You will need to search by presenter or title in the conference catalog.
Ilse will be at the Valleys this afternoon to direct people to the Lee Honor’s College. I will be there to great people around 3:15-3:30. If you show up early enough, you can help me unload the car! I’ve also started a hashtag for us to use: #kazoothatcamp
Don’t forget your laptops, tablets, smart phones, and respective power cords. I am bringing plenty of extension cords and power strips.
We still have space if you would like to register.
We will be meeting tomorrow at 4 pm – 9 or so at the Lee Honor’s College.
We look forward to a great mini unconference!
The Scholars’ Lab Praxis Fellows are thrilled to announce the beta release
of the Ivanhoe Game ivanhoe.scholarslab.org/ ! Ivanhoe is a
collaborative role-playing game in which players make critical interventions
in a text, cultural object, or topic to help them learn. Ivanhoe is about
connecting ideas, crafting new interpretations, and inspiring creative
Digital humanities doesn’t do theory.
Digital humanities never historicizes.
Digital humanities is complicit.
Digital humanities is naive.
Digital humanities is hollow huckster boosterism.
Digital humanities is managerial.
Digital humanities is the academic import of Silicon Valley solutionism (the term that is the shibboleth of bad-boy tech critic Evgeny Morozov).
Digital humanities cannot abide critique.
Digital humanities appeals to those in search of an oasis from the concerns of race, class, gender, and sexuality.
Digital humanities does not inhale (easily the
best line of the bunch).
Digital humanities wears Google Glass.
Digital humanities wears thick, thick glasses (guilty).
Perhaps most damning of all: digital humanities is something separate from the rest of the humanities, and—this is the real secret—digital humanities wants it that way.
(Kirschenbaum, “What is ‘Digital Humanities,’ and Why Are They Saying Such Terrible Things about It?” differences 25.1 (2014): 46-63. Copyright © 2014 Duke University Press.)
Are you looking for hands on experience contributing to the DH initiative? Here is a great way to put your skills to the test during the ICOS. The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship is hosting a 4-day Wikipedia Write-In. They are looking for volunteers
Here is a blurb from their website:
Tired of having your students cite bad information from Wikipedia? Unfortunately, railing against Wikipedia is useless — it has become the go-to first search for most people, even scholars. Writing your own articles and editing those of others is the best way to get feminist scholarship mainstreamed. Just as with print encyclopedias, women scholars do not write and edit enough articles on this digital medium. SMFS is sponsoring a Wikipedia-Write-In in Fetzer 1060 that will be open during conference hours every day (see below). We will run short tutorials every hour. Dorothy Kim and Mary Suydam are spearheading this effort. We need volunteers to staff this enterprise. If you haven’t written a Wikipedia article it is very easy to learn. Either your college libary staff can teach you or you can learn it using the script put together by Mary and Dorothy for the conference. This script will be provided to every volunteer. Please volunteer! Contact Mary Suydam () with your name, email, and shift times you are available (Conference sessions are now available online at www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/sessions.html. We look forward to hearing from you!
I thought it would be nice to have a session where we do a close reading. Matt Kirchenbaum has just published a new article “What is ‘Digital Humanities,’ and Why Are They Saying Such Terrible Things about It?” It could be a contender. bit.ly/1lO4ao5 .
Here are some proposed ideas for discussion from campers:
GIS and Literary Analysis, Text Analysis, Crowdsourcing, Teaching with Tech, Gaming
What else would you like to talk about on May 7?
We look forward to meeting everyone!