Summer is almost behind us and we’re gearing up for Network Detroit and Great Lakes Thatcamp. The schedule and registration are now posted for Network Detroit. One of the most exciting changes this year is having more Detroit in Network Detroit. Lisa Nakamura’s keynote will be at the Detroit Historical Museum with dinner and drinks. Great Lakes Thatcamp will be hosted by Wayne State University. We want to get people into our beautiful city to experience and share what it has to offer!
We hope you were able to participate in HASTAC 2015 at Michigan State University! There was an incredible showing from digital humanities scholars, both locally and nationally. As we connected with them and discussed the future of Detroit-area digital humanities, we often heard: “I want to submit to Network Detroit, but the deadline is during HASTAC!” We heard your concerns and have decided to extend the deadline to our usual deadline of June 15th. That means you’ve got 2 more summer weeks to submit to be a part of Network Detroit 2015!
We also want to announce the returning sponsorship of the Michigan State College of Arts and Letters. Thank you for your continuing support of local digital humanities, from HASTAC to Network Detroit and beyond. Faculty and students at MSU’s College of Arts and Letters explore human expression, experience, and values through a wide variety of subjects including the creative and performing arts, languages and literature, art history, philosophy, and religious studies, as well as the interdisciplinary fields of American studies, ancient studies, humanities, humanities-prelaw, and women’s studies.
The University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities has generously agreed to sponsor Network Detroit for the second straight year. The Institute for the Humanities is a center for innovative, collaborative study in the humanities and arts. The Institute serves as a national and international centerpiece for scholarly research in the humanities and creative work in the arts at the University of Michigan. Via innovative programming, exhibits, lectures, conferences, and fellowships, the Institute seeks to bring the voices of the humanities to public life.
We are also proud to announce a new sponsorship by the University of Michigan Press. With a rich history of publishing expertise, University of Michigan Press continues to lead in the development of digital scholarship and to support the dissemination of knowledge as widely and freely as possible. Make sure to check out their booth at the conference which will feature essential works for scholars in a wide range of humanities and social sciences disciplines.
We are excited to announce that Lisa Nakamura will deliver the keynote for Network Detroit 2015 at the Detroit Historical Museum.
Dr. Nakamura is the Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor of American Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the Coordinator of the Digital Studies Program at the University of Michigan and co-Faciliator of FemTechNet, (femtechnet.org), a network of feminist scholars, teachers, artists, and activists who work on technology. She has been researching racism, sexism, the Internet, and gaming since 1995 and her books and open-access shorter pieces are available at lisanakamura.net. Her new monograph on social inequality in digital media culture, entitled Workers Without Bodies: Towards a Theory of Race and Digital Labor will be published by University of Minnesota Press. You can also keep up with Dr. Nakamura’s work on Twitter: @.
The Call for Papers for Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice 2015 is now live! If you joined us before, we hope you will return (and bring another colleague). Please read the CFP and submit. (Also check out the programs from 2013 and 2014 to see what the conference is all about.)
We have lots of exciting announcements in store, including new events in Detroit, but for now we would like to publicize the return of the student poster competition, which will showcase the digital humanities work of undergraduate and graduate students.