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2016 Schedule

Network Detroit: Communities

Friday, September 30, 2016

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration & Coffee and Pastries (Lobby, 4th Floor, State Hall)

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Keynote (Room 431, State Hall)
J Mark Souther, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University
From Exhibition to Conversation: Digital Storytelling and the Elusive Community

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Break (Lobby, 4th Floor, State Hall)

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Session 1 (Panels A, B)

Panel A (Room 407, State Hall)
Moderator: Graham Hukill

Property Praxis: A geography of land speculation
Joshua Akers, University of Michigan
Alex Hill, DETROITography
Using Python to Wrangle Public Datasets: Researching Property Ownership in Detroit
Eric Seymour, University of Michigan
Deadly Cyber Geography, Jihad goes Social: ISIS and Media
Bincy Abdul Samad, Bowling Green State University

Panel B (Room 409, State Hall)
Moderator: Lisa Maruca

The Future of Comfort is Open: Digital Communities as Spaces to Cope with Loss
Jennifer Wright, University of Michigan
Building a Community of Practice Bridging Making and Thinking
Julie Thompson Klein, Wayne State University
Social Media Activism and Bingo Cards: Knowledge Work, Satire, and Community
Ellen Moll, Michigan State University

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Break for Lunch

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch with workshop, sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning (Room 431, State Hall)
*Lunch will be provided at no cost for registered conference attendees only.
*We encourage workshop participants to bring their laptop – though, it is not a requirement for participation.

DH Sandbox, Bret Costain

Gale Cengage Learning is in the process of developing a new DH platform. The DH Sandbox is a cloud-based platform providing the end-user with access to clean, analysis-ready text content from multiple sources and access to powerful natural language processing tools from multiple providers. Initial content includes Gale Primary Sources and Google Books. Tools include clustering, networks, geo-mapping, and entity extraction from NLTK and IBM Watson.

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Return from Lunch

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Session 2 (Panels C, D)

Panel C (Room 407, State Hall)
Moderator: Reema Barlaskar

Quantitative analysis of Lennon’s and McCartney’s lyrics during The Beatles era and solo careers
George Terrell and Lior Shamir, Lawrence Technological University
Macroanalysis and Art Historical Methods: The Case of Fernand Léger
Melinda Weinstein, Gordon Stein, Dane Falberg, Lawrence Technological University
Folksonomies & Folklore: Connecting the Communities of the Past With the Present in the James Callow Archive at UDM
Tanya Davidson, University of Detroit Mercy

Panel D (Room 409, State Hall)
Moderator: Nathan Kelber

The Power of Digital Stories to Strengthen Communities in Universities
Sherry Tuffin, Lawrence Technological University
A Narrative of One’s Own: Twine and Community in the Classroom
Cody Mejeur, Michigan State University
A Digital Humanities Partnership with the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies
Christine Tulley, University of Findlay

2:45 AM – 3:00 PM

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Session 3 (Panels E, F)

Panel E (Room 407, State Hall)
Moderator: Alexandra Sarkozy

Virtual Exhibitions in the DH Context: Community-Centered Digital Curation
Arjun Sabharwal, University of Toledo
NWPa Heritage Public History Project
Amelia Carr, Allegheny College
Increasing Our Reach: Developing a Digital Content Engine at The Henry Ford
Ellice Engdahl, The Henry Ford

Panel F (Room 409, State Hall)
Moderator: Jennifer Hart

Digital Research, Study Abroad, and African Studies
Jennifer Hart, Wayne State University
Doses of Democracy
Marvi Chaudry, Wayne State University
African + Style = Status
Angela Watson, Wayne State University

5:00 PM Round Robin

Attendees are encouraged to continue conversations after the conference by signing-up for one the Round Robin table topics that will take place at nearby Midtown restaurants TBD. The five table topics include: Mapping; Social Media & Digital Storytelling; Partnerships; Public History, Exhibitions & Museums; Pedagogy. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign-up for a table topic throughout the day at the conference registration table. Round Robin participants will be leaving State Hall at 5:00 PM together to travel to their group’s chosen restaurant.