Network Detroit Digital Humanities Conference
The 2016 Network Detroit conference will take place at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI
The theme of this year's conference is: Communities. In Detroit and around the world, digital technologies provide new tools to create, transform, and understand communities. The digital is often associated with freedom of information and communication and the possibilities of new media, transcending divisions between public and private, academic and popular, local and global. As an interdisciplinary field, Digital Humanities embraces those possibilities to bring new communities and voices into conversation. But there are also concerns about issues of representation, access, and regulation of digital knowledge.
In exploring the idea of community, we sought proposals from a wide variety of disciplines on topics suggested but not limited to: digital pedagogy, DH technologies (e.g. mapping, text-mining); DH project design/management; data and resources; DH partnerships and project collaborations.
Visit detroitdh.org for the conference schedule, lunch details, travel and parking information, and more.
Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice is one of the major digital humanities conferences in the great lakes region, drawing scholars from across the Midwest and Canada. The goals of the conference are to foster:
a census of Midwestern, especially Detroit-area, digital humanities projects
opportunities for participants to discuss inter-institutional collaboration
the use of digital methods in cultural heritage work, humanities scholarship, outreach and pedagogy
conversations about what issues arise for digital humanists in this regional context
The conference brings together technological leaders from universities, colleges, museums, libraries, and businesses, along with local community stakeholders.
The 2016 Network Detroit Conference is supported by Wayne State CLAS, University of Michigan LSA Institute for the Humanities, MATRIX Center for Digital Humanities (MSU), Wayne State University Humanities Center, Wayne State University Departments of English and History, Wayne State University Libraries, and Gale Cengage Learning.