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DHI events next week, including one focused on digital publishing!


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    Amanda Licastro


    As many of us prepare for the upcoming holiday I wanted to send you a quick reminder to mark your calendar for these very exciting events sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiative:

    Monday November 26: “Digital Publishing Today”

    Ashley Dawson (CUNY), Matthew K. Gold (CUNY), Michael Mandiberg (CUNY), Tavia Nyong’o (NYU)

    Time & Place: 6:30pm-8:30pm, The Skylight Room (9100) – please register here.

    What are the radical possibilities of open access publishing? This panel will bring together a number of scholars who have published online to consider how university presses are either facilitating or impeding efforts by academics to explore new forms of cultural production and media activism unleashed by movements such as Occupy Wall Street. Join us to explore these questions and to develop new strategies and models for contemporary academic publication.

    Wednesday November 28: “The Commons and Digital Humanities in Museums”
    Co-Sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Art History and CUNY Graduate Center Digital Initiatives

    Christina DePaolo (Balboa Park Online Collaborative), Michael Edson (Smithsonian), William Noel (University of Pennsylvania), Neal Stimler (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    Time & Place: 6:30pm-8:30pm, The Skylight Room (9100)

    The event is free and open to the public – registration is requested, but not required. Please register here. The event will also be livestreaming at

    Inspired by the work of Lawrence Lessig, Lewis Hyde and Bill Ivey among others, museum technologists have been striving to provide greater access to cultural heritage collections in the form of a commons. The currents of DIY, digital humanities, free and remix culture have challenged museums to transform their relationships with scholars and the public toward openness and democratic participation. The GLAM-WIKI movement and Creative Commons licenses have also significantly reshaped museum practices. How can museums build vanguard collaborations and collective resources not only to aid constituents as they use institutional content but to create anew in a digital culture? This panel will explore the diverse implications of the formation of commons by museums.

    Also remember that next week is:
    CUNY’s 11th Annual IT Conference
    Thursday and Friday, November 29 and 30, 2012 @ John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    Instructional/Information Technology in CUNY:
    Change and Persistence

    The City University of New York and the Center for Digital Education will host the 11th annual CUNY IT Conference devoted to information and instructional technology.

    The NO-COST conference offers an overview of the University’s key IT initiatives, demonstrations of how technology continues to change instruction, research, and administration, and a chance to meet and discuss technology solutions with vendors.

    Happy Thanksgiving,

    The DHI Team


    Thanks for posting these, Amanda! I’m going to try my best to make it to Monday evening’s program, but wondering if these will be recorded and archived later just in case folks can’t make it?



    Hi Maura,

    The Wednesday event on museums will be both recorded, livestreamed, and
    archived; I’m not sure about the Monday publishing event, but we’ll look
    into it.


    Beth Evans

    If you can do that Matt, the librarians will be so happy, I know!

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