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Conference Program

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Thursday, Dec 1

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Pre–conference Workshop

#alt–ac: Alternative Careers Workshop
Korey Jackson, Fiona Barnett

North Quad SPACE 2435

Friday, Dec 2

7:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Registration

Rackham Building Main Entrance Lobby

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Breakfast

Rackham Assembly Hall

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM: Keynote 1 – Cathy N. Davidson, Duke University

Now You See It: The Future of Learning in a Digital Age
Introduction by Daniel Herwitz, Director of Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan

Rackham Amphitheater

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM: Break and Refreshments

Rackham Assembly Hall

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM: Keynote 2 – Dan Atkins, University of Michigan

Introduction by Margaret Hedstrom, University of Michigan

Rackham Amphitheater

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Moving to Session Rooms


11:15 AM – 12:45 PM: Concurrent Sessions 1

North Quad & Rackham Building

Session A1 (Roundtables) – North Quad SPACE 2435

  1. The Story of the Beautiful: Freer’s Peacock Room Recontextualized
    Nardina Mein, Lee Glazer, Joshua Neds–Fox
  2. Digital Media @ Pitt: Behind the Scenes of Multimodal, Creative–Critical Media Production
    Jamie Bianco, Trisha Red Campbell, Steph Ceraso, Erin Anderson

Session B1 (Roundtables) – North Quad Ehrlicher Room

  1. Communication and Collaboration in International Digital Humanities Projects
    Ethan Watrall, Dean Rehberger, Catherine Doley, Scott Pennington, Peter Alegi, Alex Galarza
  2. Iterations of Change: How Digital Technology Is Transforming Asian American Studies
    Konrad Ng, Lisa Nakamura, Lori Kido Lopez

Session C1 (Roundtables) – Rackham East Conference Room

  1. Digital Scholarly Communication – Notes from the Wired! Lab for Digital Historical Visualization
    Mark Olson, Victoria Szabo, Elizabeth Baltes, Erica Sherman
  2. Kairos–OJS Plugin Project: Author, Editor, and Reader Tools for Scholarly Multimedia
    Kathie Gossett, Cheryl Ball, Douglas Eyman

Session D1 (Roundtables) – Rackham West Conference Room

  1. From the Center: Facilitating Feminist Digital Praxis and Pedagogy Through Collaboration
    Margaret Rhee, Isela Gonzalez, Allyse Gray
  2. Mobile Collaborations: Student Research | Citizen Scholarship
    Bridget Draxler, Jon Winet, Peter Likarish

Session E1 (Lightning Talks) – Rackham Amphitheater

  1. Blogging and Blooks: Communal Authorship in a Contemporary Context
    Staci Stutsman
  2. The Future of the Book is Now – A Case–Study
    Spencer Striker
  3. Rethinking the Dissertation: Experiments and Practices in the Future Cinema Lab at York University
    Caitlin Fisher
  4. Building and Editing a Born–Digital Volume: Writing History in the Digital Age
    Kristen Nawrotzki, Jack Dougherty
  5. Massively Multireader: A Networked Teaching of House of Leaves across Five Classrooms
    Brian Croxall

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM: Moving to Rackham Building


1:00 PM – 2:15 PM: Lunch

Rackham Assembly Hall

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM: Moving to Session Rooms


2:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Concurrent Sessions 2

North Quad & Rackham Building

Session B2 (Roundtables) – North Quad Ehrlicher Room

  1. Authors, Articles, Editors, and Editions: Publishing Scholarship in the Digital Age
    Douglas Seefeldt, Amanda Gailey, Brian Sarnacki
  2. New Sites for Composition: Studying the Research of Writing in Digital Spaces
    Ben Gunsberg, Steven Engel, Chris Gerben
  3. Special Feature Panel: The University of Michigan and Global Circuits of Knowledge
    Margaret Hedstrom, Andres Pletch, Derek Peterson, Rebecca Scott, David Wallace Edgardo Pérez–Morales, Timothy Murray

Session C2 (Lightning Talks) – Rackham East Conference Room

  1. Digital Scholarship and the Institutional Culture
    Christopher Long
  2. Why Not Invite a Crowd?: The Open Scholarly Review Experiment for Postmedieval’s “Becoming Media”
    Jen Boyle
  3. “Isn’t that a Tool?”: Interpreting and Championing Digital Scholarly Communication in the Humanities
    Sophia Krzys Acord
  4. Authorial Ecologies: Digging into Image Data to Answer Authorship Related Questions
    Jennifer Guiliano, Michael Simeone, Rob Kooper, Dean Rehberger
  5. Neochoreometry: A Novel Method for Dance Movement Analysis
    Billy Andre

Session D2 (Lightning Talks) – Rackham West Conference Room

  1. Digital Adaptation
    Monica Williams
  2. Critical Thinking and Digital Literacy
    Chuka Onwumechili
  3. Digital Literacies for a Software Culture
    Megan Ankerson
  4. Beyond Bricks & Pixels: A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Organizing a Community in the Digital Age
    Fiona Barnett
  5. Rethinking (Through) Comics
    Nick Sousanis

Session E2 (Feature Program) – Rackham Amphitheater

  1. 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM: New Directions in Communication Studies on the Digital Revolution
    Elliot Panek, Katie Frank, Julia Lange, Candice Haddad, Amanda Cote
  2. 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM: The Future of Digital Publishing
    Phil Pochoda (chair), Tara McPherson, Dan Cohen, Richard Eoin Nash

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Break and Refreshments

Rackham Assembly Hall

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM: Keynote 3 – Jim Leach, National Endowment for the Humanities

Digital Technologies in the Civilizing Project of the Global Humanities
Introduction by Cathy N. Davidson, Duke University

Rackham Amphitheater

6:15 PM – 6:30 PM: Moving to Institute for the Humanities


6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Reception

Opening reception of installation “Loops” by OpenEnded Group
Q & A session

Institute for the Humanities Lobby (202 South Thayer Street)

Saturday, Dec 3

7:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Registration

Rackham Building Main Entrance Lobby

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Breakfast

Rackham Assembly Hall

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM: Keynote 4 – Siva Vaidhyanathan, University of Virginia

The Technocultural Imagination
Introduction by Paul Courant, University of Michigan

Rackham Amphitheater

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM: Break and Refreshments

Rackham Assembly Hall

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM: Keynote 5 – Josh Greenberg, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Data, Code, and Research at Scale
Introduction by Dan Cohen, George Mason University

Rackham Amphitheater

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Moving to Session Rooms


11:15 AM – 12:45 PM: Concurrent Sessions 3

North Quad & Rackham Building

Session A3 (Lightning Talks) – North Quad SPACE 2435

  1. Project Bamboo: Building Applications and Shared Infrastructure for Humanities Research
    Quinn Dombrowski
  2. Culturomics 2.0 and the Petascale Humanities
    Kalev Leetaru
  3. E3 2011 & the Production of Gaming Knowledge: A Comparative Analysis of In–Person, Online, and TV Contexts
    Julia Lange
  4. Algorithmic Rhetoric and Search Literacy
    John Jones
  5. Advanced Research and Technology Collaboratory for the Americas (ARTCA)
    Camilo Acosta
  6. Supporting Humanities Research on XSEDE
    Dora Cai, Kalev Leetaru, Robert Sinkovits

Session B3 (Lightning Talks) – North Quad Ehrlicher Room

  1. Western Washington University’s Viking Village: a 21st Century Digital Learning Commons
    Dawn Dietrich
  2. Practice What You Preach: Engaging in Humanities Research Through Critical Praxis
    Janneke Adema
  3. Doing History on Facebook
    Amanda Sikarskie
  4. Switching Codes: Rethinking the Verbal and the Visual After the Revolution
    Roderick Coover, Thomas Bartscherer
  5. Opportunities for Humanities Scholarship in Immersive Scientific Visualizations
    Linda Vigdor

Sessions C3 (Lightning Talks) – Rackham East Conference Room

  1. From Zero to Sixty in Two Semesters: Establishing the Digital Humanities in Graduate Curricula
    Holly Tucker
  2. Ojibwe Language Classes at the University of Michigan: Culture, Preservation, and the Pedagogy of the Digital Age
    Adam Kriesberg
  3. Digital Literacy and Game–based Learning
    Chris Leeder
  4. Telecollaboration 2.0 in Language Teacher Education – The Role of the Cross–Cultural Mediator
    Shannon Bishop
  5. Architectural Historians and Digital Humanities: Trailblazing for Scholarly Societies
    Allison Benedetti
  6. Recovering the Recovered Text: Digital Canon(s) and Lost Texts
    Amy Earhart

Sessions D3 (Lightning Talks) – Rackham West Conference Room

  1. Quilt Index International and Digging Into Data: Two Material Digital Repository Initiatives Advancing Global Knowledge Production in the Humanities
    Marsha MacDowell, Mary Worrall, Amanda Sikarskie
  2. Making History in a Virtual Archive: The Berkeley Folk Music Festival Project
    Michael Kramer
  3. Networking the Public Domain: How Fans, Scholars, and Collectors Came Together to Build the Media History Digital Library
    Eric Hoyt
  4. Databases and Enslaved Families: Tracing the Roots of African–American Communities in Virginia
    Lynn Rainville
  5. Chicana por mi Raza: Reunifying the Archive, Recreating the Activist Network
    Maria Cotera
  6. Designing the Archive as Argument
    Kevin Hamilton, Ned O’Gorman

Sessions E3 (Roundtables) – Rackham Amphitheater

  1. Communicating Book Histories with Digital Metadata
    Kirstyn Leuner, Laura Mandell, Lindsey Eckert
  2. Is Christo the Future of Digital Scholarly Communication
    John Russell, David Baker

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM: Moving to Rackham


1:00 PM – 2:15 PM: Lunch

Rackham Assembly Hall

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM: Transportation to North Campus


2:30 PM – 7:00 PM: North Campus Tour

North Campus & Duderstadt Center

Group 1:
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Screening of Upending by OpenEnded Group
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM: Tour of Digital Media Commons
Viewing of plant by OpenEnded Group
Posters and Demos (continuous)

Group 2:
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM: Tour of Digital Media Commons
Viewing of plant by OpenEnded Group
Posters and Demos (continuous)
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM: Screening of Upending by OpenEnded Group

Posters and Demos

  1. Curiosity Project
    Susanna Hapgood, Jeff Kupperman, Aviva Dorfman
  2. Performing the Argument of Digital Writing: The 2011 Conference on Computers and Writing Web Publication
    Naomi Silver, Anne Gere, Matt Burton, Crystal VanKooten
  3. Expressing Human Complexity: The Father Divine Project
    Will Luers
  4. The Fourth Node on the Internet:  An Online Display and Digital Library Documenting ARPA Network History at the University of Utah
    Alison Regan, Ambra Gagliardi, Amy Brunvand
  5. Ellipsis: An Open Source Application for Scholarly Collaboration
    William Garr
  6. The Marriage of Standards and Access: Centralized Services as a Tool for Collaboration, Publication and Curation
    Elijah Meeks
  7. Feminist Interventions in Digital Publishing: The Fembot Project
    Karen Estlund, Carol Stabile, Bryce Peake
  8. Community–Based Yearbook Collaborative Digitization
    Noah Lenstra
  9. Learning to Design and Build Apps: Best Practices
    John Barber
  10. The People’s Weather Map
    Mark NeuCollins
  11. The Football Scholars Forum – An Online Community of Humanists Studying Soccer
    Alex Galarza, Peter Alegi
  12. Cluster Vision: A System to Dynamically Explore Images and Texts
    Joan Beaudoin
  13. Evil in Modern Thought: A Digital Adaptation
    Monica Williams
  14. E–Textbook Initiatives: How Tapping the Undergraduate Market Can Benefit University Publishing––and Students
    Rebecca Crist
  15. Views from a Distance: A Nephological Model
    Derek Mueller
  16. Integrating Digital Collections into the Liberal Arts Curriculum
    Catalina Oyler, Joshua Finnell, Jessica Clemons
  17. Radical Effects on Learning: Transforming Communities and Practice
    Elizabeth Dorland

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM: Break


5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Reception in Digital Media Commons


6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Transportation back to Central Campus


8:00 PM: Gathering of HASTAC Scholars