DHMS

Fall 2020 Events

UCHI has an exciting roster of events coming up this fall, detailed below. Be sure to peruse our offerings and register for the events you’d like to attend. Stay tuned as we announce more upcoming events!

Publishing NOW with Ilene Kalish of NYU Press

September 24, 2020

2:30pm

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Fellow’s Talk: Nicole Breault

October 14, 2020

4:00pm

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How to Do Nothing Book Discussion

October 19, 2020

6:00pm

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Fellow’s Talk: Nu-Anh Tran

October 21, 2020

2:00pm

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Publishing NOW with Matt McAdam of JHU Press

October 23, 2020

11:00am

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UCHI and DHMS Present Jenny Odell

October 26, 2020

6:00pm

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Fellow’s Talk: Kerry Carnahan

October 28, 2020

4:00pm

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DHMS Presents Sarah Sharma

November 9, 2020

4:00pm

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André Leon Talley

November 12, 2020

6:00pm

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Dissertation Grant Writing Workshop

November 16, 2020

3:00pm

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DHMS Presents Book Traces with Kristin Jensen (UVA) and Michael Rodriguez (UConn Libraries)

November 18, 2020

1:00pm

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Fellow’s Talk: Ashley Gangi

November 18, 2020

4:00pm

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Publishing NOW with Gita Manaktala of MIT Press

December 2, 2020

11:00am

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Fellow’s Talk: Shaine Scarminach

December 2, 2020

4:00pm

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DHMS Presents Jenny Odell

Event poster with floral background. Text reads: UCHI, DHMS, and the creative writing program welcome NYT best-selling author of How to Do Nothing Jenny Odell, in conversation with Yohei Igarashi. Monday, October 26, 2020 at 6:00pm.

If you require accommodation to attend this event, please contact us at uchi@uconn.edu or by phone (860) 486-9057.

The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute and the Digital Humanities and Media Studies Initiative present:

Multi-disciplinary artist and New York Times best-selling author of How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy (2019)

Jenny Odell

in conversation with Yohei Igarashi

Monday, October 26, 2020, 6:00–7:00pm

An online webinar. Registration is required for attendance.

co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program

 

How to Do Nothing Book Discussion

In advance of the lecture, UCHI has organized an online book discussion group for UConn faculty and graduate students. This event will take place online on Monday, October 19, 2020, 6:00 p.m. and will be led by Alexis Boylan and Yohei Igarashi.

For this dialogue, we have limited free ebooks (only ebooks) of Jenny Odell’s How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy (2019) available on a first-come first-served basis. To sign up for an e-book and the book club, visit the Eventbrite page and register with a UConn email address BY SEPTEMBER 25, 2020, noon.

Digital Humanities & Media Studies Launches Website, Speaker Series

The Digital Humanities and Media Studies (DHMS) initiative of the Humanities Institute officially launched its new website last week. According to this website, “DHMS seeks to engage the UConn community in explorations and exchange about all aspects related to the digital humanities and media studies, particularly as they pertain to knowledge production in the humanities.” DHMS was founded in 2016 and began its work under the directorship of Anke Finger, professor of German Studies at the University of Connecticut (UConn).  In 2019 Yohei Igarashi, associate professor of English at UConn, became its new director. This initiative, which also offers a Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities and Media Studies, is a unique interdisciplinary resource at UConn as it brings together faculty and students already working in either or both fields of digital humanities and media studies.

DHMS has also launched a speaker series this year beginning with three invited guests. On October 2nd, UCHI played host to Annette Vee from University of Pittsburgh for a talked entitled Algorithmic Writers and Implications for Literacy, co-sponsored by the Aetna Chair of Writing and the Neag School of Education’s Reading and Language Arts Center. DHMS is also co-sponsoring talks by Nancy Baym of Microsoft and Hal Roberts of The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society in the Winter and Spring of 2020, respectively, 

For more information or to subscribe to the DHMS mailing list, please contact Yohei Igarashi.

DHMS speakers poster