DH+A Symposium

Second Annual Digital Humanities + Art Symposium: “Going Public” DH+A_poster

Friday, April 17, 2015

Call for Posters   Workshop Details & Registration

Steven Lubar writes, in “Seven Rules for Public Humanists”: “The work of public engagement comes not after the scholarship, but as part of the scholarship.” This symposium will explore the very public shapes that digital scholarship takes, thinking through and past the idea that “going public” is about more than mere dissemination or promotion of research. Instead, we will explore the ways that the digital humanities asks us to rethink how communities form and engage around public work in research, teaching, and art. We will also think about how the form of the work can change the nature of the work. Our hope is to gather together researchers from across disciplines to consider the ways digital scholars and students can work openly in public spaces—and the ways educational institutions can support that work.

The symposium will feature two exciting keynote addresses:

The symposium will also feature poster sessions, panels, and interactive workshops, including one by HathiTrust Research Center.


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The Digital Humanities Research Network solicits physical and digital posters as well as live demos for the Second Annual DH + Art Symposium on Friday, April 17 at Memorial Library. We welcome posters and demos on a wide variety of topics related to digital humanities and art broadly construed, including but by no means limited to…

  • Digital art
  • New media studies
  • GIS and mapping
  • Video game studies
  • Digital pedagogy
  • Algorithmic criticism
  • Text markup
  • Digital editions
  • Data mining
  • Visualization
  • Software studies
  • Critical code studies
  • Data curation
  • Preservation
  • Media archaeology
  • Text analytics
  • Learning technologies
  • Interactive media

We encourage submissions by faculty, staff, instructors, librarians, research groups, undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and independent scholars.

Please submit a short abstract of your poster  or demo (no more than 200 words) to Mattie Burkert by Friday, April 3. In it, please be sure to indicate whether you are proposing:

  • A live poster presentation;
  • A live demo; or
  • A poster to be displayed in your absence.

In addition, if proposing a poster, please note whether your poster would best be displayed in digital or physical form. The live poster/demo session will take place at 10:30 a.m., but we encourage participants to leave their posters up all day to allow more viewing time.


WORKSHOPS – Registration Required (links to register below)

The Digital Humanities Research Network will be offering two workshops from 1:00-2:00pm on Friday, April 17 at Memorial Library as part of the Annual DH+Art Symposium. Participants are encouraged to bring their own project ideas to the workshops. Registration is open to undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, staff, instructors, librarians, research groups, and independent scholars.


Workshop 1: HathiTrust Research Center Tools–Dirk Herr-Hoyman, Indiana University

Memorial Library, room 460

This workshop will introduce participants to the research tools that are available for analyzing works in the HathiTrust Digital Library collection. It will include a walk-through of getting setup with the HathiTrust Research Center tools, along with a simple example of text data mining analytics. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own potential research project needs, and Dirk will give advice on how to get started. No prior DH experience is required.


Workshop 2: D3.js: JavaScript for Data–Eric Alexander & Danielle Szafir, UW-Madison

Memorial Library, room 126

D3 is a JavaScipt library for creating interactive data-driven applications for the web. In this workshop, we will offer a hands-on introduction to working with D3. This introduction will cover basics of using D3, such as how to load your own data and how to create basic interactive visualizations. Prior experience with HTML or JavaScript is helpful, but we welcome participants of all experience levels. Please bring a laptop or other device as this workshop will be hands-on.


Registration is required and will be capped at 15 participants for each workshop.

To register for the HathiTrust workshop, please visit http://goo.gl/forms/6wBNLplgu0.

To register for the D3.js workshop, please visit http://goo.gl/forms/sJ2Qu7PJ94.

For additional information, please contact Danielle Albers at <dalbers@cs.wisc.edu>.

DH+A is presented by the Digital Humanities Research Network, which is part of the A. W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshops in the Humanities, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional generous sponsorship is provided by the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture and the UW-Madison Libraries.


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