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2015 Schedule

Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice
Friday, September 25, 2015

8:30-9:00     Registration and Continental Breakfast
College of Arts and Sciences Lobby

9:00-9:10     Welcome by Glen Bauer, Interim Dean College of Arts and Sciences
Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium

9:10-10:30     Detroit Museums Plenary: Detroit Heritage Institutions in the Digital Age
Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium

Detroit Institute of Arts, Tatum Walker
Detroit Historical Society, Tobi Voigt
The Henry Ford, Brian Wilson

10:30-11:00     Coffee
College of Arts and Sciences Lobby

11:00-11:10    University Welcome: Dr. Virinder Moudgil, President, LTU
Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium

11:10-12:00    Plenary: Computers and Creativity
Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium

mossThylias Moss Reading

A Reading and Reflection from Slave Moth

12:00-12:45   Free Lunch Provided (Or try the RFoC cafeteria!)
Management Building

12:00-12:45   Student Poster Competition
Atrium, Management Building

12:00-5:00    University of Michigan Press Book Display
Atrium, Management Building

1:00-2:10    Session I (Panels A-C) 

Panel A:  Reframing the Debate about Educational Technology (Room M208)
Moderator: Richard Bush

Bill Hart-Davidson, Michigan State University

Chris Gilliard, Macomb Community College

Hugh Culick, Macomb Community College


Panel B:  Detroit, Justice, and the Digital (Room M212)
Moderator: Jason Barrett

Kim Lacey, Saginaw Valley State University
Detroit, Zines and Digital Justice

Alex Hill, DETROITography
Challenging the Narrative: Maps Data and Racial Justice

Alexandra Sarkozy and Graham Hukill, Wayne State University
Mapping Detroit’s Medical History: Data Workflows and Digitized Journals


Panel C: Digital Collections Management (Room M213)
Moderator: Cathy Phillips

Ellice Engdahl, The Henry Ford
Developing and Redeveloping Digital Collections Data at The Henry Ford

Arjun Sabharwal, University of Toledo
Structuring Collections in Digital Archives

Corinne Vieracker and Paul Conway, University of Michigan
Exploring Aggregation in Thematic Collections

2:15-3:25    Session II (Panels D-F)

Panel D: Digital Learning (Room M208)
Moderator: Nawal Abbas

Christine Tulley, The University of Findlay
From Scratch: Designing a Digital Humanities PhD at a Liberal Arts University

Jill Darling, University of Michigan-Dearborn
From Expository Blog to Engaged E-Portfolio


Panel E: Digital Activism and Radicalism (Room M212)
Moderator: Jody Gaber

Ellen Moll, Michigan State University
Twitterbots, Machine Agencies, and Social Media Activism

Michael Rodriguez, Michigan State University
Studies in Radicalism Online

Philip Hallman, University of Michigan
Mapping the Motor City’s Cinemas


Panel F: Text/Art Analysis (Room M213)
Moderator: Lior Shamir

“Teaching Diversity in Computing through Music, Literature, Art, and Sport”

Melinda Weinstein, Lawrence Technological University

Hsiao-Ping Moore, Lawrence Technological University

Franco Delogu, Lawrence Technological University

Dane Falberg, Lawrence Technological University

Gordon Stein, Lawrence Technological University

3:30-4:40    Session III (Panels G-I)

Panel G: Managing Detroit’s Digital Collections (Room M208)
Moderator: Gretchen Weiner

Amelia Mowry, Wayne State University
The Digital Public Library of America: A New Source for Michigan History

Jessica Herczeg-Konecny, Detroit Institute of Arts
Digital Asset Management at the DIA

Max Eckard, Bentley Historical Library
Overcoming Digital Preservation Challenges to Better Serve Users (and Future Users!)


Panel H: Games, Play, and Learning (Room M212)
Moderator: George Moschelli

Cody Mejeur, Michigan State University
Narrare: Gamergate, Twine, and Teaching Potentials

Nathan Kelber, University of Maryland
The Things We Play:  Game History, Media Archaeology, and Phenomenology


Panel I: Race, Activism and the Digital (Room M213)
Moderator: Brian Craigo

Deirdre Spencer, University of Michigan
Uplifting the Race: Visual Representation in Historical African-American Newspapers and the Practice of Digital Humanities

Jennifer Anne-Hart, Wayne State University
“Accra Mobile”: Motor Transportation, Imagination and New Media

Randa Elbih, Grand Valley State University
Teaching About Islam and Muslims While Countering Cultural Misrepresentations


5:30-6:30    Dinner (Reservation only)
Detroit Historical Museum

7:00    Keynote (Open to the Public)
Detroit Historical Museum

Lisa Nakamura

 “The Unwanted Labor of Social Justice in Social Media”

Lisa Nakamura

Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor of American Cultures at the University of Michigan