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October 8: Ari Joskowicz, “Surveillance, Witnessing, and the Craft of History: Romani Holocaust Testimony and the Perils of Digital Scholarship”

Oct. 1, 2018—Monday, October 8, 3:10 pm Divinity School 124 Reading Room Ari Joskowicz, Vanderbilt University, “Surveillance, Witnessing, and the Craft of History: Romani Holocaust Testimony and the Perils of Digital Scholarship”  This event is offered as part of the 2018-19  Vanderbilt History Seminar series, directed by Professors Jefferson Cowie and Moses Ochonu.  Papers are circulated in advance through the Vanderbilt...

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October 3: Roberto Simanowski, “The Fateful Year of 1984. On Surveillance, FOMO, and the Pleasure of Screens”

Oct. 1, 2018—Wednesday, October 3, 4:10 pm Center for Digital Humanities, 344 Buttrick Hall Roberto Simanowski, “The Fateful Year of 1984. On Surveillance, FOMO, and the Pleasure of Screens”   Super Bowl commercials teach us how to conceive of surveillance. While Apple promises to fight Big Brother with a personal computer, Coca Cola invites us to think...

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October 3 Workshop: Algorithmic Autobiographies on Social Network Sites

Oct. 1, 2018—Wednesday, October 3, 11:30-1:00pm “Algorithmic Autobiographies on Social Network Sites” — a workshop with Roberto Simanowski and Luciana Gattass-Simanowski Please join us for a lunchtime discussion and with visiting scholars Roberto Simanowski and Luciana Gattas-Simanowski. The shift from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 has provided new tools of self-expression which are significantly different from traditional forms...

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October 2: Isaac Ullah, “Computational Modeling, Archaeology, and the Anthropocene”

Oct. 1, 2018—Tuesday, October 2, 3:10 pm Center for Digital Humanities, 344 Buttrick Hall Isaac Ullah, “Computational Modeling, Archaeology, and the Anthropocene” The concept of the “Anthropocene” derives from recent consensus among earth scientists that Earth-System dynamics have been become inordinately affected by human activities over time. Although a more recent onset of the Anthropocene is espoused...

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Digital Humanities Bootcamp 2018

Jul. 25, 2018—We’re pleased to post the draft schedule for Digital Humanities Bootcamp 2018, to be held at Vanderbilt University from August 15-17.   Created with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this intensive three-day program is designed to familiarize scholars with a broad range of digital humanities tools, methods, project genres, and controversies.  Each...

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April 25: Seb Franklin, “Forms of Disposal: Value and the Digital”

Apr. 12, 2018—Wednesday, April 25 5:10pm Center for Digital Humanities, 344 Buttrick Hall Seb Franklin, “Forms of Disposal: Value and the Digital”    Seb Franklin is a Lecturer in the Department of English at King’s College London, where he co-convenes the MA in Contemporary Literature, Culture, and Theory. He is the author of Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic (2015). ...

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April 20: Talk & Play 04 — Dream Daddy

Apr. 12, 2018—Friday, April 20, 3:30 pm Center for Digital Humanities, 344 Buttrick Hall Talk and Play 04:  Dream Daddy Join us for social, critical play of 2017’s best Dad-dating video game! Snacks provided.

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April 18: Se Young Kim, “Player-Gamer-Soldier-Killer”

Apr. 12, 2018—Wednesday, April 18, 4:10 pm Center for Digital Humanities, 344 Buttrick Hall Se Young Kim, “Player-Gamer-Soldier-Killer: The War on Terror and Video Game Shooters as Military Training” Se Young Kim is a Mellon Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Arts at Vanderbilt University. His areas of teaching and research specialization include contemporary East Asian and...

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April 16: (Making a) Difference in Gaming

Apr. 12, 2018—Monday, April 16th, 3pm Center for Digital Humanities, 344 Buttrick Hall “(Making a) Difference in Gaming” A digital colloquium about how games culture deals with difference and what kind of a difference games might be making in the world. Featuring Dante Douglas (journalist and critic for venues like Paste, ZAM, Polygon, and Waypoint), Adrienne Shaw (professor...

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August 15-17: Digital Humanities Bootcamp 2018

Mar. 19, 2018—We’re pleased to announce the second annual Digital Humanities Bootcamp 2018, to be held August 15-17 on the Vanderbilt University campus. This intensive three-day program is designed for faculty and graduate students who: Have an interest in incorporating digital methods into their scholarship but aren’t sure how to get started May have some experience with specific...

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