Posted on December 20, 2010 by roberthilllong
Symposium on Digital Scholarship
January 28 2011, 9:00-5:00
Fir Room, Erb Memorial Union
Opening Remarks: Deb Carver, Dean of University Libraries
2010-11 HASTAC Scholars: Andrew Bonamici, Associate University Librarian
Scholars: Ashley Gibson (MA, Art History); Bryce Peake (PhD, Anthropology) Whitney Phillips (PhD, English/Folklore); Anne Stewart (undergraduate, English/Japanese); Staci Tucker (MA, SOJC); Tomas Valladares (MA, Arts & Administration); Matt Villeneuve (undergraduate, History); Mara Williams (PhD, SOJC).
Mentors: Douglas Blandy, Arts & Administration; Alisa Freedman, East Asian Languages and Literatures; Kevin Hatfield, History; Kate Mondloch, Art History; Carol Stabile, SOJC/English.
Keynote Introduction: Scott Coltrane, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
“Modulated Subjects: MP3, Telephony, and the Imagined Auditor”
Professor of Art History and Communication at McGill University, Jonathan Sterne is the author of The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction and the forthcoming MP3: The Meaning of a Format (Duke University Press). He is currently a fellow of Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
10:45-12:15 Digital Studies at UO
- Moderator: Kate Mondloch, Art History
- Allison Carruth, English
- Alisa Freedman, East Asian Languages and Literatures
- Colin Koopman, Philosophy
- Bish Sen, Journalism
- Kartz Ucci, Digital Arts
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch on your own in the EMU
- Digital Scholars Advisory Board meeting, Fir Room
1:30-3:00 UO Digital Projects: Don Harris, Vice Provost, Information Services
- Moderator: Douglas Blandy, Arts & Administration
- ChinaVine: Doug Blandy and John Fenn, Arts & Administration
- Oregon Petrarch Open Book: Massimo Lollini, Romance Languages
- Fembot: Carol Stabile, SOJC/English, and Karen Estlund, Digital Collections, UO Libraries
- Nolli Map of Rome/Giuseppe Vasi’s Rome: James Tice, Architecture, and Erik Steiner, InfoGraphics
3:15-4:45 Graduate Research in Digital Studies
Moderator: Carol Stabile
- Ashley Gibson, Art History
- Bryce Peake, Anthropology
- Whitney Phillips, Folklore
- Staci Tucker, School of Journalism and Communications
- Mara Williams, School of Journalism and Communications
Center for the Study of Women and Society * Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies * School of Architecture and Allied Arts * School of Journalism and Communications * UO Information Services * UO Libraries * UO Digital Scholars
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Posted on December 13, 2010 by Allison Carruth
I found this week’s story in the Chronicle of Higher Education on blind students who are advocating for improvements in the accessibility of digital websites, forums, and programs worth sharing with the Digital Scholars group. The story made me newly attentive to how I design course blogs, integrate multimedia learning modules, make use of PowerPoint and streaming video in class, and the list goes on. Perhaps we could put together a list of best practices as well as practical tips on this and related issues?
List of best and worst University websites for blind students
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Posted on December 9, 2010 by roberthilllong
In Obamaland, they get it: the humanities need and deserve a digital scholar at the highest national advisory level. Barack Obama has nominated Cathy N. Davidson for a position on the National Council on the Humanities, which advises the NEH (including, of course, the Office of Digital Humanities).
Wouldn’t it be great if they also got it in Universityland? in a humanities department in your immediate vicinity? Or are we going to need yet another area studies–i.e., Digital Studies, joining other Studies like Womens & Gender, Ethnic, Latin American, Environmental, Asian & Pacific et. al., exiting left from traditional departments in recent decades–to gather and focus a critical mass of digital scholars at UO and among peer institutions in the Pacific Northwest?
We’ll be having that conversation soon at UO. Stay tuned for news about the first UO Symposium on Digital Scholarship, January 28, 2011 in the Erb Memorial Union. We’ll have a keynote by Jonathan Sterne on Modulated Subjects: MP3, Telephony, and the Imagined Auditor. We’ll have panels on Digital Studies and current digital research projects at UO. We’ll consult a select group of graduate students about what they see in the near future of digital studies. And we’ll be introducing our 2010-2011 HASTAC Scholars and their mentors.
Davidson was a founder of HASTAC (= the Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Technology Advanced Collaboratory, a network of educators dedicated to learning in the digital age.) You can follow Davidson’s HASTAC blog here,
, and watch her discuss digital learning here:
. She is the Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University.
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