Digital Humanities Community

In addition to the events we host at the University of Rochester, we will also update this calendar with local, regional, and online Digital Humanities events. If you would like to add your DH event to our calendar, please email us at

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, February 22 @ 5:30 pm EST via Zoom – DigiTalk featuring Shane Wiegand: ““Tracing the Lines of Segregation: Building an Antiracist History Curriculum for Rochester.” In this presentation, historian, teacher, and activist Shane Wiegand presents research examining how past federal and local policies segregated the city of Rochester, built wealth for its white citizens, and disenfranchised people of color. he will showcase the interactive website he is building to host antiracist curriculum, including an interactive map highlighting racial covenants, exclusionary zoning, and sites of historic civil rights events throughout the city. This website owes much to his collaborative efforts with the Rochester Voices Project, faculty at UR and RIT, and the University of Richmond’s American Panorama Project. A discussion and Q&A will follow.

Past Events:

Tuesday, April 13 @ 3:30 pm EST via Zoom – DigiTalk featuring Andrew Wit: “Being Human, Being Robot.” In this talk, Andrew will discuss novel tools, methods, and materials that are helping to redefine the design discipline and the built environment. Typically situated either within the arts or engineering, this talk will discuss how the field of architectural design has been transformed through the integration of AI, robotics, mixed reality, and novel composite materials and their relationship to human makers and inhabitants. Register for this free event here.

Friday, April 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm CMT via Zoom – Digital Lagniappe: Conference in Digital Humanities at The University of Southern Mississippi. Digital Lagniappe will include five interactive roundtables based on current hot topics in the digital humanities field. Panelists will give a brief (3 min) overview of their work followed by a discussion as a panel led by the moderator and questions from the audience. There are no formal presentations in these conversational forums. Registration for Digital Lagniappe is now open and will close on Wednesday, April 14 at midnight. This fee for the conference is $10 for students and $15 for scholars and the greater community. Due to the very low cost, there are no refunds. More information and registration can be found on the conference website here.

Friday, April 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am EST via Zoom – Panel Discussion: ‘Fading Democracy: Re-Negotiating Conflict’ at the University of Rochester. All are invited to attend “Re-negotiating Conflict” a panel discussion on contemporary Polish political art, featuring Dr. Magda Szcześniak, Dr. Łukasz Zaremba, and Agata Pyzik, moderated by Dr. Rachel Haidu. The third session of a four-part series on the state of democracy and its challenges at the beginning of the twenty-first century will focus on the work and practices of Polish contemporary artists seeking to understand why right-wing political movements have secured strong support among working-class and lower-middle-class communities outside of the biggest urban centers in Poland, and why the post-1989 transition promoted exclusionary politics towards such communities. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 22. You will receive confirmation of your registration. The link to the event will be sent in a reminder email on the 22nd. Click here for more information and to register for this free event.

Central New York Humanities Corridor – Events Calendar can be found here.