A quick reminder about our meeting tomorrow night – it’s a great opportunity to hear Patrik, and we hope to see you there. The announcement is below; please pass it along to colleagues who might be interested.
We are delighted to announce that on Wednesday, February 23, we will be hosting Patrik Svensson, director of HUMlab at Umeå University, Sweden, for a talk entitled “Designing the Digital Humanities.”
As Patrik says: “The digital humanities are being built and negotiated at this point in time by universities, departments, scholars, programmers, funding agencies, construction workers and various other people and institutions. Drawing on my four-article series on the digital humanities and my own take on the field, I will talk about understanding, building and designing the digital humanities… Questions raised include: What choices do we need to make? What are the underlying visions? What basic values are important? What cyberinfrastructure do we need? Can there be a no-tent digital humanities? What is the advantage of physical lab or studio spaces? Can the digital humanities change the world (or at least the academy)? I combine analytical work on the digital humanities as a field and project with a strong engagement in the future of the field.”
Patrik’s talk launches our Spring series of public meetings, and is co-sponsored by CUNY DHI and the CUNY Digital Studies Group, in partnership with The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Please join us for this exciting event.
Time & place: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CUNY Graduate Center, Room 9205.
About Patrik Svensson:
About CUNY DHI:
The group, based on the CUNY Academic Commons, was launched in Fall 2010, and aims to bring together those at CUNY who are applying digital technologies to scholarship and pedagogy in the humanities. All are welcome: faculty, students, and technologists, experienced practitioners and beginning DHers, enthusiasts and skeptics.
Spring schedule: http://cunydhi.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2011/02/16/cuny-digital-humanities-initiative-spring-2011-schedule/
The group: http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/digital-humanities-initiative/
The blog: http://cunydhi.commons.gc.cuny.edu/
On twitter @cunydhi: http://twitter.com/cunydhi
The group has also created the CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide, an introductory guide to the field: http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/wiki/index.php/The_CUNY_Digital_Humanities_Resource_Guide