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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:
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This entry is part of the American Studies and Digital Humanities 2012 Roundtable.
The term digital humanities includes a lot of things—visualization and mapping, text analysis and topic modeling, corpus building and preservation, the gathering of data, and the production of metadata, and the computational exploration of all of the above. Though all of these approaches are digital, they bear the same kinds of methodological differences that play out through our traditional fields; further, these approaches are often put to use in the service of strikingly different intellectual questions.
Please join the Digital Humanities Caucus for part or all of a Friday’s worth of sessions at the ASA meeting in San Juan. Please also consider participating in any of several ways:
This entry is part of the AmericanStudies and Digital Humanities 2012 Roundtable.
To introduce this online roundtable forum, “What Can the Digital Humanities Bring to American Studies, and Vice Versa?,” I’d like to briefly bring up the question—perhaps more correctly, the problem—of interdisciplinarity, and its related issues of individual and communal self-definition.
The Digital Humanities Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks ASA conference attendees to participate in a session called “Digital Shorts: New Platforms of Knowledge Production and Resistance.”
The American Studies Association (ASA) and THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology unconference) are pleased to announce THATCamp Caribe 2012, to be held November 12-14 at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. THATCamp Caribe will immediately precede the November 15-18 ASA Annual Meeting in San Juan. Registration opens April 17th and spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis.