Fellows

Digital Humanities Nuts and Bolts: From Idea to Sustainable Project

Digital Humanities

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

National Humanities Center, 7 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC

While any number of intriguing and influential digital humanities initiatives have emerged over the past decade, it has become increasingly clear that successful digital efforts must be carefully conceived and managed over time to realize their scholarly potential. This day-long conference, presented by the National Humanities Center, focused on planning, logistics, and long-term maintenance of digital humanities (DH) projects.

Welcoming experts who employ digital humanities tools and methods in their research and the classroom as well as specialists on project management, sustainability, and the legal and ethical implications of DH, the conference featured a morning presentation by the directors of the BigDIVA search visualization tool and the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC), “lightning talks” by DH scholars, and sessions on planning and project management. By encouraging participants to “pop the hood” on their DH projects, we hoped to foster a vibrant discussion for scholars and digital practitioners from across the humanities.

Schedule

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
9:00–9:15 Welcome
Robert D. Newman, National Humanities Center
9:15–10:00 ARC, BigDIVA, and the Future of Research Infrastructures
Laura Mandell, Texas A&M University
Tim Stinson, North Carolina State University
10:00–10:15 Break
10:15–11:00 Panel I: 5-Minute Talks on DH Projects in Teaching and Research
Paul Fyfe, North Carolina State University, NHC Fellow 2018–19
Kathryn Wymer, North Carolina Central University
Paul Jaskot, Duke University
11:00–11:15 Break
11:15–12:00 Panel II: 5-Minute Talks on DH Projects in Teaching and Research
Claudio Saunt, University of Georgia
Tony Frazier, North Carolina Central University
Ted Underwood, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, NHC Fellow 2018–19
12:00–1:15 Lunch
1:15–2:00 DH, Law, and Ethics
Will Cross, North Carolina State University
2:00–2:45 Panel III: Project Management and DH
Hannah Jacobs, Duke University
Nathan Kelber, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Erica Hayes, North Carolina State University
2:45–3:00 Break
3:00–3:45 Wrap-up
Tania Munz, National Humanities Center
Paul Fyfe, North Carolina State University, NHC Fellow 2018–19
Hannah Jacobs, Duke University
Laura Mandell, Texas A&M University
Ted Underwood, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, NHC Fellow 2018–19

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