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NYCDH Supporting One Another

This year’s kickoff event will feature in place of a traditional keynote lecture 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.

We are proud to announce that our roundtable participants include:

Jennifer Serventi – Senior Program Officer, Office of Digital Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Jennifer is a Senior Program Officer in the Office of Digital Humanities. In that office, she works with the Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program and the Digital Humanities Advancement Grants programs. Prior to joining ODH in 2007, she served in NEH’s Divisions of Research and Education Programs. Before coming to the Endowment in 1994, she was a staff member at the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Moacir P. de Sá Pereira (he/his/him) – Research Data Librarian at Columbia University Libraries

  • Moacir is a scholar of literature and space. He taught at New York University, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, and l’École nationale des chartes before coming to Columbia.

Jim Groom – co-founder Reclaim Hosting

  • Jim is the co-founder of Reclaim Hosting, an independent web hosting company focused on the higher education community. Previously he was the director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies and adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. His current passions are 80s arcade cabinets and exploring how to use Docker to open up the possibilities of cloud-based hosting for academics and beyond.

Jason Rhody – director Digital Culture program, Social Data Initiative, and the Media & Democracy program at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

  • Jason directs the Digital Culture program, Social Data Initiative, and the Media & Democracy program at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).  Previously, he served as senior program officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), where he helped create the Office of Digital Humanities (ODH). In that role, he developed and managed multiple grant programs that enabled scholars, librarians, and archivists to harness emerging technologies to advance research, encourage scholarly inquiry of digital culture, and foster collaboration across international and disciplinary boundaries.  He created and directed joint grant programs with Jisc in the UK and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany, and contributed to collaborations with the Research Councils UK, FAPESP in Brazil, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Department of Energy (DOE).  He received his PhD in English from the University of Maryland where, prior to joining NEH in 2003, he managed and advised digital humanities projects at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) and taught courses in literature and digital media.

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


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 Room Networking Sessions

2022 Award Winners

First Place Nicole Cote (Graduate Center, CUNY), “VisDepot: An Introductory Resource for Data Visualization”
Second Place Corey D Clawson (Rutgers University-Newark), “Archivepelago: Mapping Queer Exile and Artistic Influence Using Graph Database Technology”
Third Place Mention Julia G. Fuller (Graduate Center, CUNY), ‘Visual Vixens”
Honorable Mention Lauren Busser (New York University), “Knitted Soft Circuits for S.T.E.A.M Education”
Honorable Mention Ian Gregory (Pratt Institute), “Mental Acuity Bot for the Elderly (MABel)”

Click here for more info about NYCDH Graduate Student Awards

NYCDH Kickoff Event 2022 Registration

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