The GW Digital Humanities Institute, GW Libraries, and the Office of Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration are proud to present the second interdisciplinary DH SHOWCASE, featuring participants from Classics, Elliot School, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, Philosophy, Statistics, Health Sciences, DC Africana Archives Project, and more.
Everyone is invited to this showcase of Digital Humanities (DH) projects underway across the University and the greater DC area. The program includes brief clusters of presentations followed by discussion and a reception. Find out about innovative endeavors happening across the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, the Elliot School, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, and other collaborative projects based in DC and beyond. Presented by the GW Digital Humanities Institute and GW Libraries, with remarks by Diane Cline, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Office of Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration and the XD@GW Faculty Cooperative.
This event welcomes people across the GW community and members of the public in the DC area. Each participant (or team) will present a DH project or endeavor (in various stages of production). We hope to open up conversations about methods, tools, challenges, questions, and possibilities of DH projects--and also allow participants to connect with others who share similar interests (across their respective fields, backgrounds, or academic disciplines).
Our definition of DH is very broad and entails anything from databases and tools to blogs and creative digital art: any kind of endeavor at the interface of the arts and humanities and digital media.
Full information regarding the inaugural DH Showcase (held in 2015) can be found on the GW Digital Humanities website.
Date: Friday, February 12, 2016
Time: 12:30-3 PM
Venue: International Brotherhood of Teamsters Research Center (7th Floor, Gelman Library)
Twitter hashtag: #GWDH16
This event is FREE and open to the public but please register in advance. (You do NOT need to bring a ticket with you to the event; we just need to have a sense of how many people to expect!)
Please note: if you do not have a GWU affiliation, please present some form of ID at the front desk at the entrance to Gelman Library (2130 H Street NW).
DH SHOWCASE 2016: PRESENTATION SCHEDULE
The presentations are grouped into three clusters, followed by a reception. A full program with abstracts will be distributed at the event and made available online aftewards.
Welcome: Geneva Henry, Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian
Opening Remarks: Diane H. Cline (History), Director of Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration and the XD@GW Faculty Cooperative
12:30-1:00pm: 3 presentations + 10 min Q&A + 5 min break
- Cynthia Gayton (Engineering Law, School of Engineering & Applied Science): Civil and Common – Measuring the relationship between international IP legal systems’ colonial past with trends for an independent future
Jonathan Ebinger (Journalism, School of Media & Public Affairs): Promo for History of Television News Online Summer Class
Paige McDonald (Clinical Research and Leadership, School of Medicine & Health Sciences), Howard Straker (Physician Assistant Studies, SMHS), Caitlyn Ward (Student, Physician Assistant Services, SMHS): Collaborative Case Resolutions: Employing VoiceThread Technology to Promote Interaction and Higher Levels of Learning
1-1:30pm: 3 presentations + 10 min Q&A + 5 break
David Alan Grier (Tech Program, Elliott School; Former Publisher and Former President, IEEE Computer Society), with assistance of Tamara Carleton (The Innovation Board, San Carlos, CA), Geoffrey Grier (Recovery Theatre, San Francisco, CA), Tess Jonas, Noah Mauser, and Sarah Corbin Woolf (Actors, New York City): Drama for the Information Age
Jim Mole (Digital Media, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design): How to Use Infographics to Tell Your Story
Dolsy Smith (GW Libraries), Michele Friend (Philosophy), Sudip Bose (Statistics): Cultural Accounting
1:30-2:00pm: 3 presentations + 10 min Q&A + 5 break
Justin Littman (Scholarly Technology Group, Gelman Library): Coding Consultations
Richard Robin (Slavic Languages & Literatures): Russian Subtitles Database
John Ziolkowski (Classics, emeritus), Denis Sullivan (Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership, University of Maryland - College Park), and Robert Farber (retired nuclear engineer, Senior Executive Service): Homeric Similes: A Searchable, Interactive Database
2:00-2:30pm: 3 presentations + 10 min Q&A + 5 break
Christy Regenhardt (Editor): Ongoing Projects at The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers
Rachel Trent (Special Collections, Gelman Library): The Digital Services Program
Doretha Williams (Director): DC Africana Archives Project
2:30-3:00pm: General reception (just outside of Gelman Library Room 702)
NOTE that the following presentation has been cancelled, but information regarding this project will be included in the event program: Connie Gelb (English for Academic Purposes): Facilitating Communication, Intercultural Competence and “Voice” in an EAP Course Through Digital Storytelling.