Category Archives: Session Proposals

Proposals for unconference sessions from THATCamp participants.

Low-Tech Public Humanities

In anticipation of the TRACE Innovation Initiative‘s next journal issue, How We Make, we propose a session on a low-tech public humanities project: making zines. Zines are small, cheaply-produced booklets often freely distributed and focused on non-mainstream ideas. Kimberly Creasap’s … Continue reading

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Well, That Didn’t Work.… Failure as Learning Process

Proposed Talk Session: Is there room for failure in digital humanities? Of course! But most people don’t advertise their failures. This proposed talk session provides an opportunity for a community of fellow travelers to share turning points that could not … Continue reading

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Aesthetics & Je Ne Sais Quoi in the Processes and Products of Academia and Design

  Initiatives such as the creation of STEAM from the widely known STEM Collaborative (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, Math) recognized that art and the humanities are irrefutably core components of any production of knowledge. The affects of art and aesthetics are … Continue reading

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Winks and twitches, likes and comments: discussing digital ethnography

Renowned anthropologist Clifford Geertz once used the work of Gilbert Ryle to describe how one action (a wink) that seems to mean one thing can in fact have multiple meanings depending on the intentions and social cues of the person … Continue reading

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Innovation on the Open Frontier: Digital Humanities in an Age of Liminality

Perhaps the most intriguing thing about digital humanities is the expansiveness of the field. It has no single definition, no limitations on what it is and isn’t. The possibilities within the field are limitless, but its liminality – its existence … Continue reading

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Mobile Digital Humanities

Last year, more than 50% of all internet traffic took place within mobile devices. How should the DH community respond to this ongoing shift to mobile-computing? How does it impact our teaching/research goals? How should we define a “mobile” technology? How can such … Continue reading

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Teaching Digital Archiving Principles and Methods to Undergraduates

According to Matthew G. Kirschenbaum and Doug Reside, “The ‘challenge’ of the born digital is thus at least as much  social as it is technological.  New textual forms require new  work habits, new training, new tools, new practices, and new instincts.” … Continue reading

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