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Visiting Scholars

2019 Distinguished Scholar Jessica Marie Johnson

Jessica Marie Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University. Her work has appeared in Slavery & Abolition, The Black Scholar, Meridians: Feminism, Race and Transnationalism, American Quarterly, Social Text, The Journal of African American History, Debates in the Digital Humanities, Forum Journal, Bitch Magazine, Black Perspectives (AAIHS), Somatosphere, and […]

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2017 Distinguished Scholar Victoria Szabo

March 2-3, 2017 Dr. Victoria Szabo is Associate Research Professor of Visual and Media Studies; Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative; and the Director of Graduate Studies for the PhD program in Computational Media, Arts, and Cultures at Duke University. Related Events: Omeka Workshop in the Vista Collaboratory Lunch with graduate students: Careers in the Digital […]

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2015 Distinguished Visiting Scholar Laura Mandell

February 19-20, 2015 Dr. Laura Mandell is the Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M University. Related Events: Presentation: “Big Data and the Humanities” Lunch with graduate students Keynote: “Scaling Up: Search as Research” Panel: “Archives in Between: Cultural Preservation, Material to Digital” (Welles-Brown Room), with Joanne Bernardi (Associate […]

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2015 Distinguished Visiting Scholar Ed Ayers

Ed Ayers March 17-19, 2015 Dr. Edward Ayers is President of the University of Richmond. In “The Shape of the Civil War,” the Heritage of DH By Eitan FreedenbergConfronting the popular claim that DH is simply a new coat of (bureaucratic and distracting) paint on traditional humanistic methods, Ayers discussed at length the “History of the […]

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DH Lunches

Lidar and Landscapes: Remote Sensing Data in Digital Humanities

Thomas Garrison, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Ithaca College 12–2 PM, December 6, 2019Douglass CommonsCommunity Room, 401University of Rochester, River Campus Thomas Garrison is an archaeologist at Ithaca College who uses LiDAR – a laser-based remote sensing technology – to uncover lost Mayan cities beneath the jungle canopies of Guatemala. By digitally removing the forest cover, Garrison has […]

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From Aerith to Zelda: Preserving the History of Women in Video Games

Please join us for a discussion with Shannon Symonds, Curator for Electronic Games and Co-chair of the Women in Games initiative.  12-2PM, October 29, 2019Douglass CommonsCommunity Room, 407University of Rochester River Campus Note: This event will take place at Douglass Commons  instead of Rush Rhees Library, which is our usual venue. Shannon Symonds is Curator for Electronic Games and Co-chair […]

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The Virtual Cary Archive: Exploring Special Collections Using Virtual Reality

Join us for an interactive discussion on virtual reality and its uses in exploring special collections with Stephen Galbraith (Curator, Cary Graphic Arts Collection, RIT) and Shaun Foster (Associate Professor of 3D Digital Design, RIT). 12-1PM, December 7, 2018 Rossell Hope Robbins Library 416 Rush Rhees Library University of Rochester River Campus The Virtual Cary Collection is a digital humanities […]

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It’s the Ethos, not the Tech: Pedagogical Principles for the Digital Age

Jayne Lammers, Warner School of Education 12-1PM, November 6, 2018Humanities Center, Conference Room D Please join us for a roundtable discussion on digital methodologies and the ethics of pedagogy and classroom practice with Jayne Lammers, Associate Professor, Director of Secondary English Teacher Preparation, and Associate Director in the Center for Learning in the Digital Age (LiDA) […]

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Decolonizing Digital Networks: Women of Color, Feminism, Open Access, and What It Means to be Woke

Lisa Nakamura, Professor of American Cultures, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Thursday, October 19, 2017, 1pmGamble Room, Rush Rhees Library 361 Lisa Nakamura is the Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor in the Department of American Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is one of the leading scholars in the field of critical […]

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Playing with Digital Histories in the R-CADE

James J. Brown, Jr., Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Digital Studies Center, Rutgers University-CamdenRobert A. Emmons, Jr., Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Associate Director of the Digital Studies Center, Rutgers University-Camden Friday, September 22, 2017, 12pmHumanities Center, Conference Room D In 2014, Robert Emmons and Jim Brown launched the Rutgers-Camden Archive […]

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How To Decolonize the Digital Humanities: Or A Practical Guide

Dorothy Kim, Assistant Professor of English, Vassar College Friday, April 14, 2017, 1pmGamble Room, Rush Rhees Library Responding to digital humanities’ issues with openness, race, disability, LGBTQ, feminist, and other kinds of non-normative bodies in the field, Dorothy Kim will outline a set of practical steps to #decolonizeDH, or to make it less white, heteropatriarchal, […]

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Building the Sibley Watson Digital Archive

Joe Easterly, Digital Humanities Librarian, University of RochesterMargie Searl, Research Curator, Memorial Art GalleryLu Harper, Art Librarian, Memorial Art Gallery Friday, December 2nd, 2016, 1 pmMorey Hall Room 321 Please join us for an in-depth discussion of a new digital project due to be launched by early December: the Sibley Watson Digital Archive, a collaborative […]

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Making Interdisciplinarity Work: Developing an Undergraduate Digital Humanities Program at a Technical Institute

Dr. Tamar Carroll, Dr. Lisa Hermsen, Dr. Rebecca Scales of Rochester Institute of Technology Friday, September 23rd, 2016, 12:00pmGamble Room This fall, undergraduates at the Rochester Institute of Technology were offered a new major in the College of Liberal Arts: Digital Humanities and Social Sciences. RIT is among a rising contingent of institutions addressing the call […]

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Video Games and Learning

Kristina Textor, Warner School of EducationFriday, February 5th, 2016, 12:00pm321 Morey Hall Textor delivered a talk on ‘Video Games and Learning’, in which she argued for the pedagogical value of video games. During a fellowship at the National Museum of Play in 2014, she researched ways for games to develop players’ understanding of gender roles. Her […]

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The Changing Face of the Library

Kyle Parry, Mantra Roy, and Marie L. TurnerFriday, November 20, 2015, 12:00 pm321 Morey Hall In May of this year, the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries announced their award of a $100,672 Officer’s Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a pilot program: The Digital Humanities Institute for Mid-Career Librarians. This training […]

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Virtually Preserving the Buffalo State Asylum

Lisa Hermsen and Shaun FosterFriday, September 18, 2015, 12:00 pmGamble Room (#361) of Rush Rhees Library Our presenters on September 18 were Lisa Hermsen (Professor and Caroline Werner Gannett Endowed Chair of English) and Shaun Foster (Assistant Professor of 3D Digital Design) of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Hermsen, Foster, and a team of RIT […]

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Past Events

2016 Conference

A Digital Humanities Conference at the University of Rochester Thank you to everyone who made Hard Coded Humanities, our first conference, a success. Find out more about the proceedings at https://hardcodedhumanities.wordpress.com.

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THATCAMP 2018

THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) “unconferences” are informal and participatory events in which most sessions are group discussions, hands-on workshops, productive working sessions, or pop-up collaborations among participants. By following the model of a THATCamp, we hope to foster an open and spontaneous environment to engage an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners. THATCamp […]

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No Data, No Change: Measuring Justice One County at a Time

A Digital Humanities Lunch with Measures for JusticeKeturah Bixby (Data Wrangler)Hillary Livingston (Research Fellow) Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 12-2PMVISTA Collaboratory, Carlson LibraryUniversity of Rochester River Campus Measures For Justice (MFJ) is an independent non-profit organization that collects data from criminal justice agencies across the U.S. to measure the performance of local criminal justice. If […]

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Current Fellows

Erin Francisco

PhD Student, Department of English