First Symposium: Feb. 3, 2011

Access, Authority, and Identity

This symposium’s focus was on the threshold concepts of access, authority, and identity in the electronic mediation of humanness. What do innovations in the digital provision of access and maintenance of authority mean for human identity, and conversely, what do new ideas about, and forms of, identity mean for our evolving norms of access, authorship, and authorization? A number of high-visibility electronic experiments in radical access and the reconfiguration of authority have now come – and many have gone. What have we learned, and in what ways have these experiments changed humanities conversations broadly?

Video of Laura Mandell’s keynote may be found here.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Workshop: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Rainey (HRH) 4.102B
Workshop: Forms of Attention (I) [Resource Page]
Leader: Laura Mandell
Description: An introduction to scholarly editing with XML.

Keynote address: 5:30 p.m.

Mezes 1.306
Welcome: Matt Cohen and Lars Hinrichs
Introduction: Lisa Moore
Keynote lecture: Laura Mandell, “Forms of Attention (II): Distant Reading & Discipline”
Reception: MEZES LOBBY

Friday, February 4, 2011

All panels held in PAR 105

1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Session 1: Roundtable: What is Digital Humanities?

Speakers: Neil Fraistat, Kenneth M. Price, Diane Davis
Moderator: Matt Cohen

2:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., break

3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Session 2: Editorial Renaissance? Access to Literature and Scholarly Politics

Chair: Nicole Gray
Speakers: Martha Nell Smith, “Enhancing Scholarly Editing and the Humanities through Social Networking”
John Bryant, “Textual Identity and Textual Amnesia: The Humanities as a Fluid Text”
Travis Brown, “Beyond the TEI Archive: Encodings and Models for the Tasks of Textual Scholarship”
Comment: Martin Kevorkian

Saturday, February 5, 2011

UTC 4.124

9:30 – 10:00 a.m., coffee and snacks available

10:00 – 11:30 p.m., Session 1: Social Networks and Academia

Chair: Patrick Schultz
Speakers: Pamela Ingleton, “Integrated and Interactive”
Dale Smith and Jim Brown, “Rhetorical Distributions: Communicative Action and Circulation in Civil Society”
David Haeselin, “Interfaces between Phases: Social Software and the Next Digital Humanities”
Comment: Will Burdette

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., lunch

1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Session 2: What is the Object of Study in Digital Humanities?

Chair: Axel Bohmann
Speakers: Gabriela Redwine, Lisa Gitelman, Elizabeth Keating, David Kornhaber, Amanda Rossie

2:30 – 3:00 p.m., coffee break

3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Session 3: Networked Futures, Corporate Anxieties

Chair: Lars Hinrichs
Speakers: Siva Vaidhyanathan, “The Googlization of Memory: Information Overload, Filters, and the Fracturing of Knowledge”
Matthew Wilkens, “Undermining Canons”
Clay Spinuzzi, “Loose Stories about Loose Organizations”
Comment: Laura Mandell

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