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UODS Roundtable 4/1 1pm: UO graduate certificate in New Media

Digital Scholars Roundtable:
UO Graduate Certificate in New Media
Friday April 1 1:00-2:30
McKenzie Collaboration Center
175 McKenzie

The worlds in which scholars now live and work are undergoing rapid and dramatic changes. In the humanities and social sciences, scholarship on new media and culture continues to proliferate, myriad efforts to digitize texts and artifacts are underway, and researchers across disciplines are learning how to develop and use digital tools. All these changes affect and alter how we do research, how we publish it, and how we think about the products of scholarly research; indeed, they alter what it means to know anything at all.

As our graduate students – MA and PhD alike – enter an ever more competitive job market, their experience and proficiency with new media will also contribute to their success as scholars and potential employees. UO Digital Scholars have been organizing an effort to create a graduate certificate program in new media and culture. We hope you (faculty, students, administrators) will join us for a roundtable discussion about the possibility of such a certificate program.


Next UODS Works-in-Progress event: Friday 4/15 noon – 1:30
Ed Madison (SOJC)
Tween TV

Engaging 5th Graders in Critical Thinking
with Digital Video Production and Mobile Media


3/18/11 Day of Digital Humanities: sign on now

The general invitation to participate in the 3rd annual Day of Digital Humanities is out!  Though the ‘official’ deadline to apply appears to be 3/14/11, you may join up to the last moment to add your voice, images, and critique to this international collaborative event.

Willing and interested in documenting what you do DH-wise that day? DDH is open to tweets, blogging, Flickr-streams, Flip-video, hyperlinks, Facebook feeds, etc. Get the details here: http://tapor.ualberta.ca/taporwiki/index.php/Day_in_the_Life_of_the_Digital_Humanities_2011. Worth paying special attention to their directions for WordPress tags (all of which will use the prefix DDH-).

UO Digital Scholars will announce  a UO-specific Twitter #hashtag for DDH soon, so that we may  aggregate UO-specific DDH tweets here.

Roland Kelts on Multipolar Japan, 3/10 4pm

Pop Culture from a Multipolar Japan
Roland  Kelts, Author and Journalist
Knight Library Browsing Room
March 10, 4:00 pm

Is there something more to the U.S.’s fascination with Japanese anime and manga?  How are anime films and manga comics cultural channeling zones, opened by the horrors of war and disaster and animated by the desire to assemble a world of new looks, feelings and identities? Roland Kelts addresses the movement of Japanese culture into the West as sign and symptom of broader reanimations.  With uncertainty now the norm, style, he argues, is trumping identity, explaining, in part, the success of Japanese pop and fashion, design and cuisine in the West.  As Western mindsets encounter a rapid decline in longstanding binaries – good/evil, woman/man, black/white – Japan’s cultural narratives evolve in borderless, unstable worlds where characters transform, morality is multifaceted, and endings inconclusive.  Animation allows an aesthetic freedom wherein these transformations and gender ambiguity may be given fuller play than in live action films.  Nothing appears fixed.  No surprise, perhaps, argues Kelts, coming from the only people to have suffered the immediate transformations of two atomic bombs and the instant denigration of their supreme polar father: the Japanese Emperor.

Roland Kelts is a half-Japanese American writer, editor and lecturer who  divides his time between New York and Tokyo. He is the author of Japanamerica : How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US and the forthcoming novel, Access. He has presented on contemporary Japanese culture worldwide and has taught courses in Japanese popular culture at numerous universities. His fiction and nonfiction appear in such publications as  Zoetrope: All Story, Psychology Today, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Japan, The Millions, The Japan Times, Animation Magazine, Bookforum, and The Village Voice. He is the Editor in Chief of the Anime Masterpieces screening and discussion program, the commentator for National Public Radio’s series, “Pacific Rim Diary,” and the author of a weekly column for the Daily Yomiuri newspaper. His blog is: http://japanamerica.blogspot.com/

This event is presented by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and cosponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. For more info, please call 541-346-1521.

Video Version of Digital Scholars Symposium


Introductory Remarks: Deb Carver, Dean of UO Libraries
Introduction of UO HASTAC Scholars: Andrew Bonamici, Associate UO Librarian
Keynote: “Modulated Subjects: MP3, Telephony, and the Imagined Auditor,” Jonathan Sterne



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



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



UO Digital Projects: Introduction by Don Harris, Vice Provost, Information Services
• Moderator: Douglas Blandy, Arts & Administration
ChinaVine: Doug Blandy and John Fenn, Arts & Administration
•  Open Access journals at UO: JQ Johnson, UO Libraries
Fembot: Carol Stabile, SOJC/English, and Karen Estlund, Digital Collections Coordinator, UO Libraries
Nolli Map of Rome/Giuseppe Vasi’s Rome: James Tice, Architecture, and Erik Steiner, InfoGraphics

(Owing to illness Massimo Lollini was unable to present on the Oregon Petrarch Open Book project. Instead, JQ Johnson discussed OPOB’s forthcoming  OA journal, Petrarch and Digital Humanism.)

Read a related UODS Symposium story in the Information Technology newsletter here: http://it.uoregon.edu/node/1518.

Many thanks to Lynnette Boone and Ward Biaggne of UO Libraries for their videography.

HASTAC scholar Whitney Phillips on transgressive humor and cyber-trolling

HASTAC scholar and English PhD student Whitney Phillips is on record about the sleazy practice of cyber-trolling (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7283797.html), but tonight will be part of an Oregon Think Tank panel titled Why Do We Laugh? The Psychology & Culture of Humor, November 9, 7:00-8:30PM in the Living Learning Center Performance Hall.

This interdisciplinary panel discussion will explore cultural and psychological origins and meaning of humor and comedy. Continue reading

Jennifer Serventi ODH powerpoint on NEH grantmaking

2010_ODH_GrantWorkshop Skype UOregon-1

This  links you to a PowerPoint NEH presentation by NEH program officer Jennifer Serventi which accompanied a Skype meeting between Jennifer and several members of the UODS community, including UODS Organizing Committee members Carol Stabile (Center for the Study of Women and Society), Kate Mondloch (Art History), Bish Sen (School of Journalism), Helen Chu (Director of Academic Computing)  and Robert Long (Research and Faculty Development), as well as John Fenn (Arts Administration), Karen Estlund (Director of Digital Collections), Allison Carruth (English, Morse Center Fellow), Albert Narrath (Art History), Emily Afanador (Oregon Folklife Network), and Emily Walters (Eugene community activist on healing strategies).

If you’re a UO faculty member or grad student who wants to talk about NEH funding possibilities (including but not limited to Digital Humanities funding), contact Robert Long: rohilong[at]uoregon[dot]edu. You can also follow Robert’s tweets on grant deadlines http://twitter.com/roberthilllong, and (as Robert does), follow Jennifer Serventi on digital humanities & NEH matters: http://twitter.com/JenServenti.

U-Denver NEH Institute for Digital Humanities: 12/15/10

University of Denver’s Digital Media Studies Program is accepting applications for fellowships in the 2011-2012 Institute for the Digital Humanities, a program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Proposals Due December 15, 2010: Email proposals to adrienne.russell@du.edu and lynn.clark@du.edu.

The University of Denver’s Institute for the Digital Humanities will offer 12 visiting scholars the opportunity to explore the benefits of incorporating interactive media into interdisciplinary collaboration and public dissemination of research. Fellows will be given training and mentoring in the use of digital tools for data analysis and presentation, social collaboration and authorship, and/or research production and dissemination in relation to projects of their own choosing. Continue reading