Monday, March 6, 2017

Global Digital Humanities Symposium

March 16-17, 2017
Union Building, Lake Huron Room
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Please register by: Friday, March 10th
Free and open to the public. Register at

The event will also be livestreamed. The link will be posted on the Symposium website by March 15th.

Digital Humanities at Michigan State University is proud to continue its symposium series on Global DH into its second year.
We are delighted to feature speakers from outside of the area as well as expertise and work from faculty at Michigan State University in this two day symposium. 


Thursday, March 16, 2017
  • 12:00-12:30 - Opening Remarks
  • 12:30-2:30 - Lightning Talk Session
  • 2:45-3:45 - Cultural Memory, Identities, and Social Justice
    • Shifting Representations of Zulu Identities, from Analog to Digital, Liz Timbs, MSU
    • Humanizing Data –or- DH against archival violences, Anelise Hanson Shrout, Cal State Fullerton
    • Witnessing Hate: Case Studies in Data, Documentation, and Social Justice, Andrea Ledesma, Brown
  • 4:00-5:00 - De-coding and re-coding literary canons
    • Forgetting the Famines: the Kiplings and their Indian Interlocutors, Amardeep Singh, Lehigh University
    • Retelling the Story of Okonkwo: A Digital exploration of the Clash of Cultures in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Tunde Opeibi, University of Lagos, Nigeria
    • Towards a Platform for Studying and Analyzing Chinese Poetry, Chao-Lin Liu, Harvard
  • 5:15-6:45 - ARC Panel: Access, Data, and Collaboration in the Global Digital Humanities

Friday, March 17, 2017
  • 9:00-10:00 - Keynote: Elizabeth LaPensee, MSU
  • 10:15-11:15 - Reconfiguring Narrative: Connectivities in Literary and Game Studies
    • Contending with Hegemonies, Exploring Linkages and Possibilities of Assertions in the Global South: A Study through Role Playing Computer Games, Siddhartha Chakraborti, Aligarh Muslim University
    • Hacking "el sistema": Digital Hyper-Punk Fiction in Latin America, Eduardo Ledesma, UIUC
    • Annotation, Bibliography, and Networks: Systems of Textual Classification for Premodern Chinese Texts, Evan Nicoll-Johnson, UCLA
  • 11:30-12:30 - Mapping and 3D Environments
    • Boundary-work: mapping borders, edges, and margins in “Fortress Europe, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Western Michigan
    • The $500 Challenge: 3D Modeling of Heritage Structures in Endangered or Developing Areas, William Spates, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, KK Birla Goa Campus 
  • 12:30-2:30 - Lunch (provided)
  • 2:30-4:00 - Workshop
  • 4:15-5:15 - Imagining the Past, Present, and Future of Digital Humanities(or Defining Digital Humanities: The Political and Ethical Stakes)
    • Archival Emanations and Contrapuntal Transformations: Digital Cultural Productions in Post-1965 Indonesia, Viola Lasmana, University of Southern California
    • Gaps and Silences: A Case Study in Web Archiving Diverse Content, Sigrid Anderson Cordell, Catherine Morse, Jo Angela Oehrli, Juli McLoone, Meredith Kahn, Michigan
    • Afrolatin@ Digital Humanities: Complex Global Interconections in Search of Social Justice, Eduard Arriaga, University of Indianapolis
  • 5:30-6:30 - Closing remarks and Keynote: Padmini Ray Murray, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology
  • 6:45-8:45 - Reception

Kristen Mapes
Digital Humanities Coordinator
College of Arts and Letters
Michigan State University

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