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Saturday, May 3 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
The Politics of Change: Digital Humanities

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Sponsored by Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC)


Mapping Cultural Exchange: Strategies for Locating the Narrative in the Digital World - Dr. Michele Greet, Dept. of History and Art History, George Mason University
Partnering for Agency: Empowering Users in the Creative Teaching and Research Process - Kristina Keogh, Head, Fine Arts Library, Indiana University at Bloomington
Hidden from Sight: Exposing Local World War I Collections for a Centennial Exhibition - Kathleen Lonbom, Art, Theater and Dance Librarian, and Angela Bonnell, Head of Liaison and Reference Services, Milner Library, Illinois Sate University

Sarah Falls, Head, Fine Arts Library, Ohio State University

Digital Humanities interprets the cultural and social impact of new media and information technologies—the fundamental components of the new information age—as well as creates and applies these technologies to answer cultural, social, historical, and philological questions, both those traditionally conceived and those only enabled by new technologies.” (UCLA Center for Digital Humanities). Digital Humanities (DH) includes such activities as curating online collections, mining large cultural data sets, data visualization, information retrieval, digital publishing, gaming, multimedia, peer-to-peer collaboration, and GIS and mapping. Visual arts DH projects draw on one or many of these components, as well as incorporating content and methodologies from related humanities, or science and social science, disciplines. In this new collaborative, interdisciplinary digital environment, librarians and visual resources specialists work side-by-side with faculty and students to develop and support DH projects for teaching and research.

This session seeks to highlight the issues and politics of change surrounding the support, development, dissemination, and preservation of DH projects in the arts and humanities. Panelists will address the issues surrounding the transformational changes brought about by introducing the concepts of Digital Humanities into the arts disciplines -- empowering new modes of research in the visual arts, intra-institutional collaboration, preservation and access (new technologies, organizational models, collaborative projects), copyright, and scholarly publishing.

Recorded Session Available Summer 2014

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room: Lafayette Grand Hyatt 1000 H Street NW, Washington DC 20001

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