All librarians, faculty & technologists interested in the digital humanities at AMICAL institutions are encouraged to join us 17 February for the next webinar in our AMICAL Currents series: "Setting up playgrounds for the digital humanities."
In this webinar we will look at the general landscape of digital humanities around the world. We will explore digital humanities at the intersections between computational approaches to culture, knowledge design and curation, and scholarly networks. In particular, we will focus on the process of learning how to build projects and work collaboratively across university roles. Paradoxically, the best we can do at the beginning of an institutional engagement with digital humanities is to play in a spirit of ephemerality, while thinking the long term of the humanities and human technology.
Digital Scholarship Coordinator for the Humanities and History, Columbia University LibrariesAffiliate Faculty, English and Comparative Literature Department, Columbia UniversityCo-Chair, Global Outlook::Digital Humanities
Alex Gil is Digital Scholarship Coordinator for the Humanities and History at Columbia. He serves as a consultant to faculty, students and the library on the impact of technology on humanities research, pedagogy and scholarly communications. Current projects include an open repository of syllabi for curricular research, an aggregator for digital humanities projects worldwide and other initiatives at the intersection of technology and the humanities. He is currently vice-chair of global-outlook::digital-humanities (GO::DH) and the organizer of the THATCamp Caribe series. His scholarly heart remains betrothed to Caribbean Literature in the 20th Century.
When: Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 9:00-10:00am US Eastern time (see local time conversion)
Where: Online (Instructions for attending the webinar will be sent by email to members with AMICALconnect accounts and posted to AMICALconnect Events. Questions about the event may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.)