4Humanities Event at CSUN

4Humanities

Date: May 16, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: The Linda Nichols Joseph Room of Jerome Richfield Hall (JR 319), California State University, Northridge (Map)
Contact: Scott Kleinman (scott.kleinman@csun.edu)

4Humanities is a group of digital humanists who seek to assist in advocacy for the humanities by harnessing the skills and resources of the digital humanities community. On May 16, the local Southland 4Humanities chapters will meet at California State University, Northridge to work on the WhatEvery1Says Research Project (#WhatEvery1Says).

WhatEvery1Says emerges from the local chapter of 4Humanities at UC Santa Barbara (4Humanities@UCSB) to identify public perceptions of the humanities, formulate the core value(s) of the humanities, and strategize ways to “frame” these values for effective communication (through framing narratives, metaphors, scenarios, paradigms). The project’s purpose is to canvass and analyze public and academic discourse about the humanities in order to help advocates develop a coherent message about why the humanities matter to people and society. The project will conduct systematic, strategic research on perceptions of the humanities, on what academics and others believe the core values of the humanities to be, and on the way people “frame” narratives about the humanities. Data will be gathered through text mining and analyzed through forms of computational analysis such as topic modeling. Further information is available on the Project Overview Site.

Anyone who would like to become involved with 4Humanities or WhatEvery1Says is welcome to join us. Although the primary goal of the meeting will be planning and strategizing for WhatEvery1Says, there will be a time slot for people to talk give short presentations on whatever DH topics they would like. Lightning talks to longer demos will both be considered, and the timetable below will be adjusted accordingly.

The following is a preliminary schedule which is likely to undergo some change before the date of the meeting.

10:00-12:00

  • Introductions
  • Background on the Project
  • Discussion of opportunities for grant funding to support WhatEvery1Says and/or other 4Humanities activities.
  • Creating some timelines for some smaller 4Humanities projects or discussion of structures for collaboration.

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-4:00

  • Introductions of afternoon attendees and morning re-cap.
  • Preparatory work and training for topic modelling.
  • Collective or small group run-through on a small corpus.

4:00-5:00

  • A time slot for spill-over from the previous session and for people to talk about and/or demo their DH projects, either in the form of lightning talks or “extended” lightning talks.

Getting to and Parking at CSUN

Driving Directions can be found on the CSUN Visitor Parking Information website or from Google Maps. Please go to Parking Booth #2 on the corner of Prairie and Darby to purchase a daily parking permit ($6). The Parking Booth only accepts cash, but the parking lots have dispensers that accept credit cards. Please keep your receipt; you will be reimbursed afterwards.

Getting to JR 319

Walk down Prairie towards campus. Cross Etiwanda and walk to the right around Sierra Center. On the other side of Sierra Center there are stairs leading up to the third floor. These provide direct access to Jerome Richfield Hall right outside JR 319.

Wifi Access

Visitors from campuses with Eduroam may be able to access the internet using that service. Otherwise, you will be given a password upon arrival.

CFP: Mapping Place: GIS and the Spatial Humanities

Call for lightning talks and poster presentations: Mapping Place: GIS and the Spatial Humanities Friday-Saturday, February 25-26, 2011
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara

Mapping Place will examine the intersection between Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the spatial turn in the humanities. Participants have been asked to describe their mapping projects in relation to humanities methodologies, research objects and/or concerns. In particular, the conference will examine the contributions that GIS make to our evolving ideas of place. We welcome proposals for 3-5 minute lightning talks and poster presentations. Please send a 500 word abstract and brief CV to mappingplaceconference@gmail.com by January 14, 2011.

For further information about mapping place, visit www.ihc.ucsb.edu/mappingplace.

UCSB Literature.Culture.Media Center Third Annual Research Slam

http://lcm.english.ucsb.edu/?p=558

The Literature.Culture.Media Center proudly presents the schedule for our Third Annual Research Slam, taking place on Friday, May 21. We are fortunate to have a group that spans disciplines from Computer Science to Women’s Studies to History and an historical range from the early modern to the present day. Please join us for a hyperactive afternoon of interdisciplinarity and temporal disruption to celebrate the myriad ways that humanities research can meet with technological disciplines.

UCSB’s Literature.Culture.Media Center is devoted to investigating and highlighting innovative ways of combining traditional humanities research with concepts and methodologies related to information media and technology. The goal of the Research Slam is to combine the best features of traditional academic humanities venues like lectures and roundtables and combine them with the free-flowing, hyperattentive and participatory focus of the poster session and poetry slam. The format includes a series of parallel presentations, followed by a plenary discussion at the end of the afternoon. Glow necklaces will be provided!

3rd Annual Research Slam

Opening Remarks: 12:50 (South Hall 2635)

Session 1: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (SH 2635)

Salman Bakht (Media Arts and Technology) – Nodes and Passages
Anne Cong-Huyen (English) – The Transnational Geo-Social Configurations of Catfish and Mandala
Zach Horton (English)/Lindsay Thomas (English) – Academic Media Production as Generative Circuit: The Collaborative Media Commons
Jana Remy (UCI History) – Scholars and the Social Web
Amanda Phillips (English) – The Potentials of Network Mapping for Hypertext Studies

Session 2: 2:10 – 3:10 (Early Modern Center – SH 2510)

Roberta Gilman (Linguistics, History) – In Place, Out of Place: “Bordertown” Hip Hop
Zach Horton (English)/Alison Reed (English) – Language as Pure Affect: Emoticon Shakespeare
Penny Richards (UCLA Center for the Study of Women) – Letters from Sanquhar/The Mordecai Female Academy: Transcribing Women’s History Through Blogging
Liberty Stanavage (English) – Speaking Revenge: Analyzing Revengers’ Rhetoric Through Language Visualization

Session 3: 3:20 – 4:20 (Literature.Culture.Media Center – SH 2509)

Harrison Desantis (English)/Jonathan Svilar (English, Philosophy) – Monster Mashup
Laura Devendorf (Computer Science) – Association Constellations
Pehr Hovey (Media Arts and Technology) – Tweet Delete: Visualizing Erasure Online
Amanda Phillips (English) – On the Download: The Sexual Economies of Second Life
Dana Solomon (English) – Twitter Urban Sensorium Project

Closing Remarks/Plenary Session 4:30 – 5:30 (South Hall 2635)

Reception to follow.

Literature.Culture.Media Research Slam – EXTENDED

This call went out a couple months ago to the UCSB campus, but I’d like to extend the invitation to any DH SoCal scholars that wish to participate!

Call for Submissions

Literature.Culture.Media Center Research Slam
Down from the lectern and into the crowd!

Friday, May 21
1 pm – 530 pm

University of California, Santa Barbara

Department of English
South Hall (various locations)

Please send project description, technical requirements (if any), and a short biography by May 9 to researchslam@gmail.com.

Have you done recent work that you’re particularly proud of? Are you working on a project and would like to get feedback from your peers and faculty? Interested in seeing the diversity of scholarship occurring on campus? UCSB’s Literature.Culture.Media Center is devoted to investigating and highlighting innovative ways of combining traditional humanities research with concepts and methodologies related to information media and technology. In this tradition, we are hosting the third annual Research Slam to showcase the unique work done by scholars across campus.

The goal of the Research Slam is to combine the best features of traditional academic humanities venues like lectures and roundtables and combine them with the free-flowing, hyperattentive and participatory focus of the poster session and poetry slam. The format includes a series of parallel presentations, followed by a plenary discussion at the end of the afternoon. Glow necklaces will be provided!

A Research Slam is:

• Non-linear intellectual encounters
• Smaller, more personalized discussions, followed by a large group session
• Multi-media, multi-modal, and/or multi-temporal
• Inclusive of faculty and students
• Performative, interactive, playful
• Interested in new paradigms of sharing scholarly work

A Research Slam is not:

• Divided and structured hierarchically
• Quiet or stationary
• Lecture-based
• Traditional or conventional
• Boring

The Literature.Culture.Media Center is now soliciting multimedia projects, research posters, and other creative or scholarly works taking advantage of the intersections between academics, information and technology to showcase at the Slam, regardless of department, class level, or period of focus of the contributor. We invite faculty, graduate students, or undergraduates to apply! If you think your project fits the structure of the event, we’d love to have you!

Potential Critical Nodes:

archives
history
reading/audience practices
educational technology
media arts
popular culture
activism
GIS/mapping/locative media
communication studies

(Please note that the Research Slam does not endorse exhaustive lists. Please expand at your will.)