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"Encountering Digital Humanities in the Liberal Arts" colloquium to be held at Vassar College, March 7, 2017

Vassar College Libraries are proud to sponsor “Encountering Digital Humanities in the Liberal Arts,” a full-day colloquium exploring the intersection of data, technology, digital methods, and the liberal arts at Vassar College and beyond.
  • Date: March 7, 2017
  • Time: opening session at 9:00 a.m.; sessions held throughout the day until 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Villard Room, College Center
  • Registration not required! Please “drop in” to attend as many sessions as you wish.

The day will open with a keynote presentation by Dr. William Pannapacker, DuMez Professor of English at Hope College and Senior Director of the Andrew W. Mellon Grand Challenges Presidential Initiative.

Our lunchtime session will feature Dr. Safiya Noble, assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Dr. Noble will speak about technology as infused with values that are not impartial, disembodied, or lacking positionality, and how engagement with these technologies (particularly search engines) means that we must re-examine information contexts that can engender greater responsibility and imperative to act.

Throughout the day, panel discussions with invited scholars and practitioners, Vassar faculty and students, and experts on topics relating to trends in higher education will center on the themes of digital methods,data, technology, and the student experience in learning and research. The day will wrap up with a mini-workshop and discussion, focusing on the “dash-1” curriculum and envisioning faculty and student scholarship.

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“Encountering Digital Humanities in the Liberal Arts” is sponsored by Vassar College Libraries with generous support from the Digital Library Federation. Many thanks to the members of the Digital Scholarship Services Collaborative (DiSSCo) for their help in planning this event.