We are proud to announce our inaugural gathering of the NYC-DH group! The gathering takes place September 28, at The Humanities Initiative at NYU. We welcome the New York City Digital Humanities community for a day full of activities in grand DH fashion. We have designed a program that gives you a taste of the many different DH gathering genres: a workshop, a working session, lightning talks, unconference sessions, and short talks. We hope that the event will attract emergent and established scholars and technologists from libraries, faculties and museums in the city. Our program provides participants with many opportunities to meet future collaborators and partners. We hope you take full advantage of it! Registration is now closed. We look forward to seeing you!
Coffee + welcome
Morning Session: Building NYC-DH
What needs and opportunities do you see for collaboration in the digital humanities in NYC? In our two morning sessions, we will try to answer those questions with a combination of workshops from experienced DH leaders and hands-on working session.
Workshop: Ray and Lynne Siemens on Building DH Communities
Working session: Building NYCDH
How shall we define the mission and agenda for this new organization? What do we want it to be? We’ll take a look at the NYCDH website, demonstrating its features, and discuss how it might be used by the NYCDH community to share and collaborate.
Lunch & Lightning Talks
After lunch, we will have a lightning talk session of brief two-minute elevator pitches. What projects are you working on, or might you like to work on? On what questions/issues are you seeking advice or collaboration? How can the group help you with the design, execution, and/or use of digital tools for teaching, research, public outreach, activism, etc? This is your opportunity to let us all know.
Afternoon Session: The Unconference
An unconference is an informal gathering where the agenda is decided on the spot. No papers. To learn more about the model you can visit the THATCamp about page, or read the “groundrules.”
Unconference organizational session
Unconference sessions 1-2
Unconference sessions 3-4
Closing remarks by Matthew K. Gold and Ray Siemens
Evening Session: Unwind
Great work! Now it’s time to relax and cheer to the health of the New York Digital Humanities scene. All welcome!