Mapping hybrid histories at the 2015 Digital Humanities Week

digital_humanities_2015_web_annScholars assess the spatial dimensions of the Holocaust, how to tell stories with real-time games, and how Satan went viral in Salem at the 2015 Digital Humanities Week from 21-25 September.

The 2015 Digital Humanities Week investigates mapping as a specific spatial technique as well as a more general strategy for finding alignments among data from differing disciplines.

Digital Humanities Week at the University of MaineThe week’s schedule includes eight presentations by historians, journalists, artists, and technologists on the Orono campus of the University of Maine.

Geographic data and how it informs personal and political stories play a role in talks by luminaries from a range of institutions including the University of Virginia, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, and the Bangor Daily News.

os-alterspace-4_smaGene Felice of New Media and Intermedia at UMaine will speak on biologically inspired art/science hybrids called Coactive Systems. Other presenters include Anne Kelly Knowles (Professor, History, UMaine); Barry Darling (MPBN/independent audio recordist); Ben Ray (Professor, Religious Studies, University of Virginia); Chuck Carter (Eagre Games, Orono); Margaret Chernosky (Maine Geographic Alliance); Tess L’Heureaux (Ph.D. candidate, History, UMaine); Tim Garrity (MDI Historical Society), Melissa Gerety (Bangor Historical Society), and Pattie Reaves (Bangor Daily News).

Inaugurated in 2011, Digital Humanities Week (#dhweek) at the University of Maine explores the impact of digital research and publication tools on artistic creation and humanities scholarship.

For more details or a parking permit, please contact Liam Riordan at (207) 581-1913 or riordan AT umit DOT maine DOT edu.

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. Web and print design by Still Water.

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