Spring 2021 Digital Humanities Events
The Digital Humanities program is sponsoring a variety of virtual events during the Spring 2021 semester. On Feb. 23, Podcasters Hilary Brewster, Rileigh Smirl, and Chris White answered questions about podcasting, including how to get started, how to promote a podcast, and how to improve an existing podcast. The recording for that event is available on the Digital Humanities website.
Coming up on March 30, Jessica Vodden, founder and creative director of Vodden Labs and Studio in WV, will host an online discussion, sharing her path to owning an all-woman design and marketing firm, her team’s innovative approach rooted in human-centered design, and how leaders can create equitable and supportive professional environments. Click here to register for the event.
Congratulations, Spring and Summer 2020 Graduates!
Eleven students will graduate with the Marshall Digital Humanities minor this spring and summer. The graduating class, the largest yet for the DH program, completed Digital Humanities 201, the introductory course to the minor, along with 12 other credits across departments and colleges. Many of the students received credit for internships as well, gaining professional experience while learning more about the field.
Landmarks of Fallout 76 Tour Available on Clio
Interested in seeing the visual and historical inspiration for many landmarks in Fallout 76? Clio, an app created by Marshall University’s own Dr. David Trowbridge, has you covered! The tour has been quite popular with users of the app (over 2,400 views by users to date) and features beloved attractions such as Camden Park and the Mothman Museum. While it’s convenient to go through the trail and learn about these sights on the website itself, it’s also possible to use the guide as a long road trip too. Whether you’re looking for summer vacation ideas, or would just like to learn more about our wild and wonderful state, check out the West Virginia Landmarks of Fallout 76 tour on Clio.
Marshall University Librarian Works on Oral History Preservation Project
Marshall University librarian Kelli Johnson recently received funding to work on an oral history preservation project for Huntington’s Fairfield neighborhood, a historically black neighborhood. Check out more about her project–including the opportunity to collaborate with her–here!
Students and Faculty Attend Digital Humanities “Unconference”
A group of Marshall students and faculty joined students, faculty, staff and professionals from Ohio University, Bowling Green State University, Fayette County Public Schools, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at THATCamp Ohio 2018 in Athens, Ohio, last month. Like the THATCamp Marshall hosted in March 2018, THATCamp Ohio 2018 brought together those interested in sharing knowledge of new technologies and discussing how digital tools can help answer questions about the world.
THATCamp attendees worked together to develop a schedule of sessions after attending a keynote talk from Dr. Roopika Risam, assistant professor of English and coordinator of the Digital Studies Graduate Certificate program at Salem State University.
Marshall Associate Professor of English Dr. Jana Tigchelaar stated that the collaborative experience of scheduling events, coupled with the diverse attendees, provided an “egalitarian experience.”
“I came away from THATcamp having been introduced to new tools to use in my research and teaching, having gotten an opportunity to share the ways I effectively use technology already, and having learned about a variety of exciting digital humanities projects,” Tigchelaar said.
Craig Bantz, Chief Information Officer at Ohio University, echoed Tigchelaar’s thoughts about the importance of sharing. “Events like THATCamp help students, faculty, and administrators collaborate on what technologies can advance digital humanities and how they can be best used,” Bantz said.
Senior creative writing major John Bugaj noted that his favorite session of the day focused on APIs, or Application Programming Interfaces, which facilitate communication between software applications. “I got some valuable insight into APIs and learned of some useful tools for using them,” Bugaj said.
Building on the momentum of THATCamp, digital humanities students, faculty and staff at Marshall will next participate in the Marshall Game Design Guild’s Game Jam this month, the Fallout76 release event Nov. 15 and HerdCon in Spring 2019.
Marshall recently instituted a digital humanities minor for undergraduates.
The Lancaster Prize in Digital Humanities for the best undergraduate essay in Digital Humanities in any UK or overseas humanities discipline. For more information, visit http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/dighum/dh_prize/..
Now is the time to apply to HASTAC Scholars, or encourage your students to apply! The application period closes on October 15. For more information, visit https://www.hastac.org/initiatives/hastac-scholars.
William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Virginia, is offering the Digital Humanities Fellowship in Appalachian Decorative Art. The fellowship is open to recent Master’s graduates (or soon-to-be-graduates), doctoral students, postdocs, faculty on sabbatical, and qualified independent researchers. To see the call, email Dr. Lillvis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustaining DH, an NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, is accepting applications. For more information, visit http://collegeart.org/jobs-and-opportunities/opportunities/listing/17644/.
Acts of Seeing and Hearing
Exhibition Opening Reception – Monday, September 24 | 5-6pm, VAC Carroll Gallery
Exhibition Artist Talk – Edgar Endress – September 24 | 6-7pm, VAC room 209
Exhibition dates – September 24 – October 26, 2018
This exhibition is a survey of hybrid approaches to moving images, particularly video, that artists incorporate into their creative practices. Bringing together national and international artists with different technical and conceptual approaches to moving images, sound, and text, Acts of Seeing and Hearing features work by Kate Casanova, Edgar Endress, Clark Littlepage, Ben Moren, Sarah Faye McPherson, Kelly Tribe, Woody Vasulka, and Steina Vasulka. Edgar Endress will present his work in an artists talk at 6pm the evening of the exhibition reception.
The artists in the exhibition work in a range of media including sculpture, installation, projection, video, software, sound, and electronics. The exhibition is curated by Daniel Dean, Assistant Professor of Digital Media at the School of Art and Design, a recent addition to the faculty at Marshall University. This exhibition is supported by the College of Arts and Media, and complements the new video production major housed within this College at Marshall University.
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While educators, researchers, designers, and gamers may have an internal link, they’re not often found in the same room. THATCamp changed that Saturday, March 31, 2018, when it came to Marshall University’s Visual Arts Center.