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Digital Humanities Caucus

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:

  • Bringing together ASA members who are working across the various areas of digital humanities, including for example: digital history, electronic literature, cyberculture studies, virtual communities, GIS, online scholarly publications, the creation of digital editions and collections, and the creation of digital tools (cyberinfrastructure) for humanities scholars.
  • Addressing directly the issues and practices of digital pedagogy and digital research as they affect the field of American Studies.
  • Creating and sharing resources among Caucus members and with the wider ASA membership, through the ASA Web site and related venues.
  • Working to foster greater mutual awareness among digital humanities scholars in American Studies and in other humanities disciplines.
  • Developing proposals for conference sessions and related events for potential inclusion on the ASA annual meeting program.

Please join us! (Members should also join our Listserv discussion list.)

Contact information:

Susan Garfinkel
sgarfinkel at loc.gov

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