Digital Humanities Week at UMaine Sept. 26-29

A series of late-September University of Maine presentations, with an accompanying online discussion forum, will enhance community dialogue related to the impact of evolving communications technologies on humanities scholarship.

Digital Humanities Week, with events scheduled for Monday, Sept. 26, Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29, will highlight the expertise and perspectives of UMaine faculty members and other experts, including Craig Dietrich from the University of Southern California and Candace Kanes from the Maine Historical Society.

“Digital forms of communications are changing the scholarly enterprise in significant ways,” says Jeff Hecker, dean of UMaine’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  “The impact on the critical humanities disciplines is striking, and it is evolving quickly.  These programs will provide great opportunities for our faculty members, students and others to advance these discussions and work toward keeping UMaine at the leading edge when it comes to taking advantage of emerging opportunities in appropriate, useful ways.”

A full schedule is posted online. That site will also serve as the entry point for ongoing discussion during the presentations.

Highlights include the following presentations:

Monday, Sept. 26

Many-To-Many Engagement in the Digital Humanities
10-10:50 a.m., Bangor Room, Memorial Union

Digital Methods for Authors and Curators
12 noon-1:30 p.m., FFA Room, Memorial Union

Taking History to Cyberspace: Maine Memory Network and Public History
3:15-4:30 p.m., Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Scalar: Transforming Media Scholarship
9:30 a.m.-12 noon, Still Water lab, 422 Chadbourne Hall

Thursday, Sept. 29

Publishing Post-Gutenberg
4:30-6 p.m., 227 Neville Hall

Sept. 13, 2011

Contact: Joe Carr (207) 581-3571