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Digital Studies Group

The Digital Studies Group (DSG) brings together CUNY faculty members, researchers, and doctoral students interested in a broad range of intellectual, cultural, economic, legal, and pedagogical issues related to the growing impact of digital media on the ways we read, think, teach, learn and entertain ourselves in the United States and across the globe. Beginning in fall 2009, the seminar will meet periodically at The CUNY Graduate Center to hear presentations of ongoing digital media research work, to discuss traditional and online texts on digital media issues, and to explore new digital media approaches to cultural production and to questions of teaching and learning.



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    The CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative welcomes you to attend our event on May 31: “Digital Humanities and Natural Disasters: Archiving Catastrophe,” a panel discussion with Paul Millar (University of Canterbury, New Zealand), Tom Scheinfeldt (George Mason University), and Steve Brier (CUNY Graduate Center).

    CUNY Graduate Center
    Thursday May 31, 2012, 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Room 6496

    Three leading Digital Humanists will take part in a panel discussion that addresses DH-related efforts to archive and preserve materials after catastrophic events. They will discuss the CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive, the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, and the September 11 Digital Archive. These projects seek not only to preserve the digital record of the events, but to foster positive legacies by allowing the people affected to tell their stories in their own words, which as part of the historical record will remain accessible to a wide audience for generations to come.

    For more on this event and the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative go to:

    Paul Millar is Head of the Department of English, Cinema, and Digital Humanities at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Tom Scheinfeldt is Managing Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and Research Assistant Professor of History in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Steve Brier is Senior Academic Technology Officer, Coordinator of the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program, Co-Director of the New Media Lab, and faculty member in the PhD Program in Urban Education at CUNY Graduate Center.

    All events take place at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave between 34th & 35th. The building and venues are fully accessible. For more information visit, call 212.817.2005, or e-mail Many thanks to the Center for the Humanities for sponsoring this event.

    For more information about CUNY DHI, please visit our blog ( and join our group ( on the CUNY Academic Commons.

    Also, share this event through our Eventbrite invitation:

    Thank you,
    The CUNY DHI team

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