Digital Humanities & Community Engagement
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Thursday, March 5th – Friday, March 6th
UNCG in Greensboro, North Carolina
The spring DHC-NC Digital Humanities Collaborative Institute (DHCI) will be held at UNC Greensboro (Greensboro, NC) on March 5 and 6, 2020. The theme of this Institute is “Digital Humanities & Community Engagement.” The Institute will feature lightning talks, posters, workshops, presentations, and a discussion forum related to digital humanities projects and pedagogy, community-engaged scholarship, and the digital humanities community in North Carolina and beyond.
Registration – Open Monday, February 10, 2020
Registration for this free Institute will open on February 10, 2020. Please use the link below to register. Register early! Space will be limited. We will maintain a waitlist after registration reaches our cap.
Registration form: https://forms.gle/ZDSLvrLG5rCWbx7w8
THURSDAY, MARCH 6 – All events in Moore Humanities Research Administration (MHRA)
|9am||Registration & Coffee
|10am||Opening remarks from Interim Dean of University Libraries, Mike Crumpton
Keynote from Lisa R. Withers, the Green Book Project
|11am||Re-imagining History with Game Development Technology
Justin Johnson, William Peace University
|Undergraduate Perspectives on Research in the Digital Humanities
Tristan Kelleher & Jackson Cooksey, Duke University
|12pm||Lunch on your own|
|1:30pm||The Geography of Slavery in North Carolina: GIS and Digital Archives
Claire Heckel, UNC Greensboro, & Brian Robinson, CLIR/UNC Greensboro
|Oral Histories of Montagnard Community Members / Honoring and Preserving the Artistry of Indigenous Elders
Catherine Bush, Elon University & Betsy Renfrew, Montagnard / Southeast Asian Community Disparities Research Network
|2:30pm||Speed Networking for Researchers
Aubrey Turner & Julie Voorhees, UNC Greensboro
FRIDAY – All events in Moore Humanities Research Administration (MHRA)
|9am||Registration & Coffee
|11am||The Cyber Lama: Spiritual Community Engagement with the Tibetan Diaspora using a Virtual Reality Experience
Greg Grieve, UNC Greensboro & Chris Helland, Dalhousie University
|Building Community through Pedagogy & Practice: UNCW Staff, Faculty, and Grad Students Reflect on a Growing DH Initiative
Jennifer Lozano, John Knox, Hayley Swinson, Jess Stallings, UNC Wilmington
|12pm||Lunch (provided) & DHC-NC Town Hall
|1:30pm||An Introduction to Text Analysis for the Humanities
Nathan Kelber, JSTOR Labs
|Visualizing Objects, Places, and Spaces: A Digital Project Handbook
Hannah Jacobs & Beth Fischer, Duke University
|3:00pm||Blacks in Agriculture in North Carolina: A Collaborative Course and Interdisciplinary Research Project Between NC A&T and NCCU
Discussion Forum: Charles Denton Johnson, North Carolina Central University & Arwin Smallwood, James Stewart, & Awendela Grantham, NC A&T State University
The Institute will be held at the Moore Humanities and Research Administration (MHRA) Building at UNC Greensboro. Complimentary free parking will be available for attendees in the adjacent Oakland Parking Deck.
Call for Proposals (Now Closed)
The organizers of the upcoming DHC-NC Institute at UNC Greensboro accepted proposals for presentations, panels, discussion forums, workshops, posters, and lightning talks; proposals were due on February 5, 2020 and are currently under review. Proposals with a focus on either community-engaged digital humanities or collaborations within the digital humanities community are being prioritized by the selection committee. However, proposals related to other themes or approaches for digital humanities pedagogy, projects, and partnerships are also welcome. Anyone, regardless of institutional affiliation or academic rank, was welcome to submit a proposal!
Important Dates for Proposals:
Monday, January 20, 2020 – Proposal submission form opened
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 (4:59 pm) – Proposals due
Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Decisions sent out
The DHCI at UNC Greensboro is made possible in part by generous funding from UNCG’s Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC) and University Libraries, with additional logistical support provided by UNCG’s Office of Sponsored Programs and Institute for Community and Economic Engagement.
About the Digital Humanities Collaborative Institute:
The Digital Humanities Collaborative Institute (DHCI) is a 1-3 day Institute that occurs several times each year in North Carolina with the goal of promoting digital humanities projects across North Carolina in an equitable fashion. Any institution in North Carolina can host the event.
The Institute is flexible depending on the host, but often features digital humanities workshops to learn skills and/or tools, unconference sessions (small group discussions, lightning talks, open mic for news/jobs/project plugs), and opportunities for attendees to share their work with the network. Similarly, the theme is chosen by the institute planning committee, but could focus on scholarship, pedagogy, collections, public projects, social justice, or a combination of all of these. The goal is to meet in person to promote digital humanities projects across North Carolina in an equitable fashion.
Interested in hosting a DHCI in the future? Please contact DHC-NC at email@example.com.
Looking for an institute that has already happened? See schedules, session descriptions, and other website content from past Digital Humanities Institutes.
The DHCI is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is one of fifteen Digital Humanities Research Institutes formed in partnership with the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.