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Conference Schedule

Digital Humanities Against Dark Times

All events will take place at 1101 19th Ave. S., Nashville TN 37212.

Registration, meals, and Friday reception will be in Room 108, the Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities.

Keynotes, plenary remarks, and panel sessions will be in Room 200, the large upstairs conference space.

Free parking is available at the Wesley Place Garage, next to the conference venue. Look for spaces with our signs.

Friday, April 14

9:00 am Registration and breakfast 

9:45 am Welcome, Room 200 

10:00 am Session 1: International participants

Zhiwei Wang, “Being Chinese Online – Discursive (Re)production of Internet-Mediated Chinese National Identity” 

Rebeca Noone, “The Risky Business of Mapping Air: Redlining and Google’s Project Air View” 

11:15 am Break 

11:30 am Session 2: Digital Humanities In and Beyond the Classroom 

Danelle Orange, “Digital Literacy, Humanities, and Processing: A Collaborative Approach” 

Emma Annette Wilson, “Digital Humanities Challenge Grants: A New Model for DEIA Initiatives” 

12:45 pm Lunch 

2:00 pm Session 3: Technology Reframing the Human 

Kathryn Whitlock, “Death from Above: The Necropolitics of Spray Drones in Multispecies Spaces” 

Iñigo Parra, “The Dark Side of AI: Identifying Extremism and Battling Political Polarization” 

3:15 pm Break 

3:30 pm Keynote presentation:  

Alex Gil, Yale University, “Digital Humanities in the Post-Apocalypse: Minimal Computing and Other Defense Mechanisms” 

4:45 pm Reception 

7:30 pm Hosted dinner off campus for participants


9:00 am Breakfast 

10:00 am Keynote presentation:  

Catherine Knight Steele, University of Maryland, “Doing Digital Humanities with Radical Intentionality: Lesson from a Black Feminist Praxis of Care” 

11:15 am Break 

11:30 am Session 4: Digital Archives and Resilient Communities

Cornelius Fortune, “Textually Speaking: Documenting White Supremacy and its Opponents in the 1920s (DWSO)” 

Andrea Ringer, K.T. Ewing, Hannibal Hamdallahi, “Black Institutional Histories of Nashville: Documenting, Preserving, and Creating Black Digital Spaces.” 

12:45 pm Lunch 

2:00 pm Session 5: Project talks 

3:15 pm Break 

3:30 pm Closing roundtable discussion 

4:30 pm Farewell