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Illuminate: Digital Humanities Community of Scholars

The Communities of Scholars (CoS) Program was launched by the UT Office of Research as a way to encourage the growth of research affinity groups that cross disciplinary boundaries. Each CoS is composed of UT researchers from multiple departments, colleges, and/or units, united by a shared research theme or topic area, and organized to share research capabilities, assess collective research strengths, and explore opportunities for collaboration.

Supported by the UT Office of Research and the UT Humanities Center, the DH CoS serves to inspire interdisciplinary collaboration, spark cross-campus creativity, build a community of practice, help faculty to share research topics and methods, and raise the profile of digital scholarship in the arts and humanities. Fostering collaboration, networking, visiting lectures, hands-on training, and cross-pollination among faculty, librarians, artists, and technologists, the core work of this group is to advance arts and humanities research into new digital realms.

You can read more about UT’s Community of Scholars programs here

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Fall 2021

  • August 11
    Workshop for Humanities Computing initiatives
    1:15-2:30 pm EST: Keynote talk by Mark Sample, Chair & Associate Professor of Digital Studies, "Developing a Digital Studies Curriculum"
    3:00-4:30pm EST: Roundtable, "Developing Humanities Computing"
  • o Ashley Sanders Garcia (Vice-Chair & Core Faculty, UCLA DH Program)
    o Wendy Kurtz (Lecturer & Project Scientist, UCLA DH Program
    o Todd Presner (Inaugural Chair of UCLA’s Digital Humanities Program and Ross Professor of Germanic Languages and Comparative Literature)
    o Brian Kernighan (Professor of Computer Science, Princeton)
    o Grant Wythoff (Digital Humanities Strategist, Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton University)

  • September 27
    UTHC Distinguished Speaker Series: Laura Mandell Professor of English Literature and Director, Center of Digital Humanities Research Texas A&M University “The Importance of Design to Digital Editions and Research”
  • October 25, 2021
    UTHC Distinguished Speaker Series: Alison Carruth, Professor of American Studies and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University “Nature remade: The Power of Tech in Contemporary Environmentalism”
  • January 27, 2022 3:30-5 PM, ZOOM
    Jim Casey, Penn State University, and Denise Burgher, University of Delaware “Building a National Digital Humanities Project: A Conversation with the Founders of Frederick Douglass Day’s Transcribe-a-thon.”

  • February 16, 1 pm
    Text Mining Jane Austen: Challenges and Findings
    Hilary Havens, Katie Haire, and Ziona Kocher, Department of English

  • March 1, 2021, 3:30 p.m.
    UT Humanities Center's Distinguished Lecture Series event; webinar
    Interactivities: Difference, Computation, Textuality
    Marisa Parham, Visiting Professor and Director of the African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities Initiative, University of Maryland. Click here to register.

  • March 17, 2021, 7 p.m.
    UT Humanities Center’s Public Books Circle event; Zoom meeting
    Public discussion of Adrian Daub’s book What Tech Calls Thinking: An Inquiry Into the Intellectual Bedrock of Silicon Valley. Please click here to register.

  • March 30, 2021, 1 p.m.
    Castle to Classrooms: Developing an Irish Castle in Virtual Reality
    Thomas Herron, East Carolina University and his NEH-funded project. Hosted by Anne-Hélène Miller in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • April 12, 2021, 3:30 p.m.
    UT Humanities Center’s Distinguished Lecture Series event; webinar
    Building Nazi Occupied Krakow: Digital and Analog Approaches to the Spaces of the Holocaust
    Paul Jaskot, Professor of Art History and Director of the Wired Lab for Digital Art History and Visual Culture, Duke University. Please click here to register.

  • September 22, 2:30 pm
    Organizational meeting for academic year

  • October
    Zoom Lecture hosted by the UTHC’s Research Seminar "Rethinking Space and the Uses of GI Science in Digital Humanities"
    David Ambaras, Professor of History at North Carolina State University, and
    Kate McDonald, Associate Professor of History at UC Santa Barbara
    "Rethinking Space and the Uses of GI Science in Digital Humanities"

  • November 12, 2020, 4:30 pm
    Zoom Lecture hosted by Just Environments national consortium
    Alan Liu, Distinguished Professor of English, University of California Santa Barbara
    “Critical Infrastructure Studies--A Primer”
    Furman University

  • December 3, 2020, at 3:30 pm
    Stephen Collins-Elliott, Associate Professor of Classics
    "Historical Applications of Agent-Based Modelling: An Example from Polybius VI.5-9”

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