Joining the National Digital Humanities Conversation: Communities, Conferences, Centers

4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT March 25, 2011

Seminar organizers encourage faculty, instructional technologists, librarians, and others interested in digital scholarship, digital humanities, and related projects to attend this seminar in institutional teams if possible. (Times EDT)
Program Description

This session is designed for scholars, broadly conceived, who are interested in joining the national (and international) conversation on the digital humanities. In particular, the organizers hope to provide a forum specifically targeted to those who might not have digital humanities resources on their own campuses or in their own regions, and those who might not have a sense of where to get started learning about the people and practices associated with the digital humanities. Recognizing that the digital humanities has a long history of practice, the panelists will introduce participants to a variety of online communities in which the digital humanities are discussed, conferences where one might be exposed to relevant conversations, and centers that focus on developing familiarity and fluency with digital humanities tools. 

Jentery Sayers, an advanced doctoral candidate at the University of Washington, will talk about the role of digital humanities development opportunities, focusing on the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria as a case study. Dave Lester, the Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, will be talking about getting started with digital humanities conferences, focusing on THATCamps as places for DH newbies to dip their toes into the field. Jason Jones, an associate professor of English at Central Connecticut State University, will discuss electronic DH communities, focusing specifically on ProfHacker and DHAnswers as sites that bring together communities of practice tackling specific issues.

This Digital Scholarship seminar will be facilitated by Ryan Cordell, Assistant Professor of English at St. Norbert College, and Daniel Chamberlain, Director of the Center for Digital Learning and Research at Occidental College.



Please register by sending an e-mail to by March 21, 2011Registration is free; however, space is limited. 


For more information about this event or the Digital Scholarship Seminar Series, please contact Rebecca Davis at