Digital Humanities Week 2015

Digital Humanities Week • September 15-25, 2015
All events are on the UMaine campus and are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Sept. 15 Note: new date and room!

Kickoff Event: Small-group Humanities Academy discussion: “What is Spatial History?” To set the stage for the Knowles lecture on Monday.
Bumps Room, Memorial Union, 4:00 PM.
Please read the 6-page essay in advance.

Monday, Sept. 21

Ben Ray (Professor, Religious Studies, University of Virginia), “Mapping the Salem Witch Trials: How Satan Went Viral in Salem.”
12:10 PM, 211 Little Hall. For more information check out the Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive.

Anne Kelly Knowles (Professor, History, UMaine), “Telling the Spatial Story of the Holocaust: Finding Humanity in Social Science.”
3:15 PM, Fernald APPE Space, 104 Stewart Commons, IMRC.
This lecture initiates the History Department’s year-long public lecture series.

Tuesday, Sept 22

Tess L’Heureaux (Ph.D. candidate, History, UMaine), “Merging Modalities: Creating the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Online Scrimshaw Exhibit.”
11:00 AM-12:15 PM, Collaborative Media Lab Polycom Room, Fogler Library.

Gene Felice (Asst. Professor, Intermedia and New Media, UMaine), “Coactive Systems: Biologically Inspired Art & Science Hybrids.”
3:30-4:45 PM, Fernald APPE Space, 104 Stewart Commons, IMRC.
Reception to follow hosted by the New Media Department and Intermedia MFA Program.

Thursday, Sept. 24

Margaret Chernosky (Maine Geographic Alliance), “Exploring the Power of Inquiry with ArcGIS Online: A Hands-On Workshop,”
12:30-1:45 pm, CETA Room, Fogler Library.

Barry Darling (MPBN/independent audio recordist), “Broadcasting in its Infancy in Maine: A Sound Engineer in the Archives,”
3:30 PM, Special Collections, Fogler Library.
Reception and exhibit in Special Collections starting at 2:00 PM.
For more info, visit the Bangor Daily News article.

Friday, Sept. 25

Student Internships and the (Digital) Humanities, presentations by Tim Garrity (MDI Historical Society), Melissa Gerety (Bangor Historical Society), and Pattie Reaves (Bangor Daily News).
12:10 PM, Bumps Room, Memorial Union.
Career Center tour to follow the panel at 1:10 PM.
The Division of Student Life is sponsoring lunch for all participants.

Chuck Carter (Eagre Games, Orono), “Using Advanced Real-time Game Technology to Tell Important Stories,” 3:15 PM, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall.

Celebrate the Digital Humanities at a No-Host Reception at the Black Bear Brewery (19 Mill Street, Orono), 5:00ish to ?

Click here to download a schedule of these events (pdf).

For more information (or to request a campus parking permit), please contactLiam Riordan at 581.1913 or
Organized by the UMaine Humanities Center. Sponsored by the Division of Student Life, Fogler Library, and Departments of History, New Media, and the Intermedia MFA Program