April 14 – 15, 2023 Spring Conference
Mar. 28, 2023—Digital Humanities Against Dark Times Register to attend the conference here. Find the full program schedule here. This two-day conference provides a venue for discussing digital humanities work that engages with emerging and ongoing crises of our moment, such as: Rising political extremism and polarization Racism, colonial exploitation, gender marginalization, backlash Data capitalism and new...
RESCHEDULED: Thursday, March 2: How Nashville Queer History Builds Community Through Digital Tools
Feb. 9, 2023—Join us for a conversation with Sarah Calise, founder and director of Nashville Queer History, a community organization, digital portal, and growing digital public history project whose mission is to research and share the LGBTQ+ history of Nashville and Middle Tennessee in hopes of inspiring local activism, education, and inclusion. Thursday, March 2 3:30-5:00 pm Online...
Thursday, February 23: Edward Wright-Ríos, “Posting the Journey to Juquila…”
Feb. 9, 2023—Posting the Journey to Juquila: Pilgrimage, Digital Devotion, and Social Media in Mexico Join us for a virtual talk with Edward Wright-Ríos, Vanderbilt Mellon Foundation Chair in Humanities, Department of History, about his recent research on social media and the practice of digital devotion. Thursday, February 23 3:30-5:00 pm Central Download the paper. Connect to...
Thursday, February 16: Crowdsourcing and Transcription
Feb. 9, 2023—In this workshop, we’ll explore two platforms that can be used alone or in combination: Zooniverse, for enlisting the help of enthusiasts outside the academy, no matter your research field. Transkribus, for structuring and even automating the transcription of archival manuscript pages. Thursday, February 16 3:30-5:00 pm Center for Digital Humanities
Tuesday, February 14: Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon
Jan. 25, 2023—The Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities and the Black DH Working Group will host a Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon on the Vanderbilt campus this February 14, 2023. Celebrated on Frederick Douglass’s chosen birthday, February 14, Douglass Day is a collective action for Black history. This year’s transcribe-a-thon will feature the papers of Mary Ann Shadd Cary:...
Friday, February 10: [A]I Heart You
Jan. 25, 2023—How do you feel about Artificial Intelligence? Friday, February 10 Rand Lounge 1:30-4:30 pm Drop by to experiment with AI-generated love poetry and temporary tattoos and create a valentine for someone special in your life. The afternoon’s program includes: Readings of love poetry from many languages and literary contexts Open mic for anyone to share...
Thursday, February 2: Groundhog Day: choose-your-own-adventure
Jan. 25, 2023—This Groundhog Day, join us for an exploration of Twine, an open source platform for creating multilinear stories, text-based games, and other interactive environments in which the paths you choose have broader narrative ramifications. Thursday, February 2 3:30-5:00 pm Center for Digital Humanities, 1101 19th Ave. S. Room 108
Thursday, January 26: Ace Lehner
Jan. 23, 2023—Trans Selfies: Decolonizing Visual Theory in Contemporary Media Join us for a virtual lecture and conversation with interdisciplinary visual studies scholar and artist Ace Lehner. Thursday, January 26 3:30 pm Central Zoom: tinyurl.com/AceLehner
Tuesday, November 8: Discussion with Giovanni Zimotti
Oct. 27, 2022—Virtual Worlds: From Arts to Professional Applications Without Leaving our Classrooms 3:00 pm Central, Center for Digital Humanities (1101 19th Ave. S., Room 108) Giovanni Zimotti, Director of Spanish Language Instruction at the University of Iowa, will discuss his work developing and curating Virtual Reality environments to support language acquisition and transcultural contact. On...
Monday, October 31: WE SEE YOU
Oct. 26, 2022—Happy Halloween! 12:00-2:00 pm Central, Center for Digital Humanities (1101 19th Ave. S., Room 108) Join us on Monday, October 31 for a spooky conversation about facial recognition technology and some experiments with masking techniques. Lunch, snacks, and mask-making materials supplied.