Jul 02

Michigan State and University of Michigan to Sponsor Network Detroit









We are proud to announce the generous support of two institutions for Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice. Both The College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University and The Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the area of digital humanities scholarship in the state of Michigan. We are excited and grateful then to have them as our sponsors. Please see our sponsors page for more information about both institutions.


Jun 03

Announcing Great Lakes THATCamp 2014







In partnership with Michigan State University, Lawrence Technological University is proud to host Great Lakes THATCamp for the unconference’s landmark fifth year! Look for the program to expand this year with new digital skills workshops designed for the DH-curious and veteran alike. We have some great surprises in store which we’ll be announcing in the next month.

What is a THATCamp? A THATCamp (“The Humanities and Technology Camp”) is a user-generated unconference: “an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot.” Participants decide their agendas and form project/discussion groups.

THATCamps are modeled on THATCamp Prime, an unconference created by the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University. THATCamps now take place worldwide. The Great Lakes THATCamps have been held at Michigan State University (2010, 2011), Western University in London, Ontario (2012), and Lawrence Technological University (2013). At Great Lakes THATCamp 2014, we invite participants to the Great Lakes region for a day of digital skills workshops, networking, and project creation workshops.

The Great Lakes THATCamp 2014 website will go live sometime in the next month. Watch for announcements and links to registration on detroitdh.org. In the meantime, you can also follow @glthatcamp and @detroitdh on Twitter.

Apr 07

Steven Jones to Keynote Network Detroit 2014

We are excited to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Steven Jones, Professor of English and co-director of the Center for Textual Studies and the Digital Humanities at Loyola University Chicago.

Steven Jones

Steven’s research interests include Romantic-period literature, textual studies, and the digital humanities. His most recent book, The Emergence of the Digital Humanities (2013), argues that, “The past decade has seen a profound shift in our collective understanding of the digital network. What was once understood to be a transcendent virtual reality is now experienced as a ubiquitous grid of data that we move through and interact with every day, raising new questions about the social, locative, embodied, and object-oriented nature of our experience in the networked world.” Steven is also the co-author of Codename Revolution: The Nintendo Wii Platform (2012), which examines the Nintendo Wii as part of MIT’s platform studies series, The Meaning of Video Games (2008), a cultural analysis of video games inspired by textual studies , and Against Technology (2006), a historical account of satire and romantic writing in relation to the Luddite movement. For more about Steven, see his academic website and follow him on Twitter: @s3jones.

The Emergence of the Digital Humanities (3)  CodenameRev  The Meaning of Video Games  Against Technology


Mar 23

Network Detroit 2014 CFP and Student Poster Competition

The Call for Papers for Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice 2014 is now live! If you joined us last year, we hope you will return (and bring another colleague). Please read the CFP and submit. (Also check out last year’s program to see what the conference is all about.)

This year, with the help of Scott Schopieray at Michigan State University, we are developing the unconference portion of the program. We have lots of exciting announcements in store, but for now we would like to highlight our new Student Poster Competition, which will showcase the digital humanities work of undergraduate and graduate students.

More exciting news is coming soon, including the announcement of this year’s keynote speaker. For the latest news, follow us on Twitter @detroitdh, like us on Facebook, and keep visiting the website.

Jan 22

Network Detroit 2014 will be September 26-27

Planning for Network Detroit 2014 has begun. Follow @detroitdh on Twitter and watch this space for updates.