In the last decades, computing has become a standard part of academic and scholarly life, both in American Studies and across the disciplines.
At the least, computers are necessary tools that facilitate research, teaching and communication, but for many practitioners computing has served to reshape both the methods and theories that underlie their work. While many members of the American Studies Association are actively working in areas of digital humanities, and many more are influenced by the rise of new approaches that computing has enabled, there has yet to form a unified point of contact for ASA members interested in pursuing digital humanities from within an American Studies framework.
The Digital Humanities Caucus will work to further communication and collaboration by:
Please join us! (Members should also join our Listserv discussion list.)
Carly Kocurek (chair)
Illinois Institute of Technology
Amanda Phillips (co-chair)
University of California, Davis
Lauren Tilton (co-chair)
As a caucus, we have a lot of business on the horizon. With that in mind, please sign up for our e-mail discussion list so that we can be in contact regarding elections, events, and other news. Join the list here: https://listserv.umd.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=DHCAUCUS
Please join the Digital Humanities Caucus for our featured events at #2015ASA!
Friday October 9
Sponsored Session: “Digital Shorts: The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance”
2:00 - 3:45 pm, Sheraton Centre, Yorkville West
(Please register although walk-ins welcome too, see http://www.theasa.net/caucus_digital_humanities/item/cfparticipants_digital_shorts_at_the_2015_asa/)
Sponsored Session: “The Shadow Archive: Digital (Re)Assemblages of Ephemera”
4:00 - 5:45 pm, Sheraton Centre, Yorkville West
Saturday October 10
Business Meeting: Digital Humanities Caucus
5:00 - 6:00 pm, Sheraton Centre, Yorkville East
Digital Humanities Mentoring
6:00 - 7:00 pm, Sheraton Centre, Yorkville East
(Pre-arranged but some walk-ins available, see http://www.theasa.net/caucus_digital_humanities/item/want_to_get_started_on_a_digital_american_studies_project/)
Informal Dinner Gathering
7:15 - ?, meet at Yorkville East and adjourn to nearby restaurant
Questions? sgarfinkel “at” loc.gov or @footnotesrising on Twitter
The Digital Humanities Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks ASA conference attendees to participate in a session entitled Digital Shorts: The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance. The session will consist of “lightning talks” in which participants describe digital projects in 3-5 minute presentations, receive community feedback, and discuss issues raised by the talks.
We may be able to help!
At this year’s American Studies Association annual meeting in Toronto, the Digital Humanities Caucus would like to help you get started on a digital project by offering one-hour consultations with experienced digital humanities practitioners. We’ll hold these consultations from 6 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, in the conference hotel.
The Digital Humanities Caucus is pleased to announce a series of sponsored sessions and events at the 2014 American Studies Association conference in Los Angeles, November 6-9. Please join us!