NYCDH is happy to announce the 7th Annual NYCDH Week, February 7-11, 2022. Taking place at institutions home throughout New York City everywhere (again!), NYCDH Week gives individuals who are interested in digital humanities an opportunity to learn new techniques and skills, hear about DH projects, and become part of a vibrant and diverse community of scholars and practitioners.

Support

This year’s NYCDH Week theme is Support, as we build off of last year’s Care/Repair to show how a DH community can come together to support one another. While COVID still impacts us on a daily basis, and much of the focus of this DH Week will be on how to support one another in times of crisis, we also look to think beyond the pandemic and how we can reach out, and share our experiences, specialties, and sense of togetherness on a regular basis.

This intention will come through in the roundtable we have planned for the kickoff event and through the annual announcement and presentation of the NYCDH Graduate Student Awards. In addition, we have added a series of support sessions that will provide our community with skills beyond the technical and academic realm, including project management, proposal and grant development, and early career development. Stay tuned for details about those.

As we did last year NYCDH Week 2022 will take place in a fully online format, while continuing to do what it has done for the past six years — bring together individuals across the region who are interested in digital humanities, offering them opportunities to learn new techniques and skills, to hear about DH projects from across the city, and to connect with a vibrant and diverse community of scholars and practitioners.

The sculpture Support by Lorenzo Quinn

The sculpture Support by Lorenzo Quinn

Kickoff Day

NYCDH Supporting One Another

In place of a traditional keynote lecture, this year’s kickoff event will feature a roundtable titled “Finding, Cultivating, and Sustaining Support for Your DH Project.” This roundtable will bring into conversation a variety of perspectives on the services, structures, and approaches necessary to conceive of and execute successful digital projects from experts in this field. The roundtable and subsequent discussion will help familiarize our NYCDH community with the wide range of structures of support that are available to NYCDH members and how to go about gaining access to that support. Read more here

Roundtable participants will include

  • Jennifer Serventi – National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Moacir de Sá Pereira – Columbia University
  • Jim Groom – Reclaim Hosting
  • Jason Rhody – Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

As is tradition, following the introduction and kickoff roundtable we will be announcing the winners of our annual Graduate Student Awards with presentations by the winners, as NYCDH continues to support the next generation of scholars in the field.

Schedule

Noon – 12:30 Welcome and Introduction to the Week
12:30 – 2:00 “Finding, Cultivating, and Sustaining Support for Your DH Project” – A Roundtable
2:00 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 4:00 Graduate Student Award Announcement and Presentations
4:00 – 5:00 Breakout Networking Sessions
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