Collaborative Creativity: What can art and design teach humanists about working together?

The Five College Digital Humanities program is pleased to welcome Prof. Tom Scheinfeldt  (University of Connecticut) for his talk/workshop called “Collaborative Creativity: What can art and design teach humanists about working together?” April 27, 2018 5:00 pm 301 Herter Hall University of Massachusetts, Amherst How can art and design-based approaches to the production of new knowledge inform humanities research? What can these disciplines teach us about deep and meaningful collaboration in the “digital age?” This talk will draw on the facilitator’s … Read More

[Rescheduled] Collaborative Creativity: What can art and design teach humanists about working together?

The Five College Digital Humanities program is pleased to welcome Prof. Tom Scheinfeldt Ph.D. (University of Connecticut) for his talk called:  “Collaborative Creativity: What can art and design teach humanists about working together?”How can art and design-based approaches to the production of new knowledge inform humanities research? What can these disciplines teach us about deep and meaningful collaboration in the “digital age?” This talk will draw on the facilitator’s fifteen years of work in digital humanities, prior experiments in radical … Read More

[Innovatefellows] Summer’18 Innovate@ Symposium (only open to UMass faculty/staff)

UMass Faculty/Staff, We are offering Innovate@ Symposium from May 21-24 as a collaboration between TEFD, the UMass Libraries, and IT, and I am hoping you can share this information with your colleagues. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 20. Participation in the Symposium is supported by a $500 stipend, and faculty agree to deploy one new tool used in the Symposium in one of their courses, attend a post-Symposium session during the academic year to share their experiences, and … Read More

Five College Digital Humanities Program Presents: Visualizing Absence: Broken (hyper)Links between Mary Wroth and Mary Sidney Herbert

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Five College Digital Humanities Program Presents:Visualizing Absence: Broken (hyper)Links between Mary Wroth and Mary Sidney HerbertBy Amanda HenrichsApril 3rd 4:30 pmAmherst College Room: Fayerweather 113The Sidney family is fertile ground for scholars: whether in Early Modern literature, politics, empire building, or cultural formation, some member of the Sidney family is usually found, playing a key role. Their contributions to British history are extraordinarily well documented; in, for example, the magisterial two-volume Ashgate research companion (2015). Yet by employing digital tools … Read More

Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference, held May 23-24, 2018 at Bryn Mawr College

Registration is now open for the Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference, held May 23-24, 2018 at Bryn Mawr College. Join us to talk about digital pedagogy, blended learning, and more! Register here.Find out more information about the conference on our website. Full schedule coming soon!Contact Jennifer Spohrer at blendedlearning@brynmawr.edu with questions. This conference is supported by Bryn Mawr College, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Teagle Foundation. Limited funding for Five College participants is available! Have questions? Send us … Read More

Digital Commonwealth: Creativity and Accessibility – Digital Trends in 2018

Digital Commonwealth will hold its 12th Annual Conference, entitled “Creativity and Accessibility – Digital Trends in 2018” on Tuesday April 10, 2018 at the Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. The keynote speaker will be Professor Joseph Nugent, Professor of the Practice, Department of English at Boston College. Professor Nugent’s presentation will be entitled “Joycestick – Engaging Ulysses In a Virtual Reality Game”.Digital Commonwealth is pleased to be able to offer complimentary registration to five (5) full-time … Read More

No-Tech Intro to Digital Humanities: Network Analyses

Feb. 12, 2018 12:00 – 1:30 in CHI (Frost Library 2nd Floor at Amherst College) Join us at Amherst College to learn about the cutting edge analytical method that is taking humanities, social sciences, and hard sciences by storm! For this semester’s first No-Tech Intro to Digital Humanities, Amanda Henrich will explore the power of network analysis as a digital humanities tool. Details are included in the attached flyer below. Free lunch included. (Click here for the downloadable flyer) .

HathiTrust UnCamp 2018: Records, Gaps, and Capsules

By Amanda Henrichs-Recently, the HathiTrust held its third semi-annual UnCamp at UC Berkeley: over 2 days, researchers and librarians from all over North America presented research, outreach efforts, and pedagogical strategies using the 16 million digitized volumes in its collection. Beginning in 2008 as a partnership between the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the UC library system, HathiTrust boasts partner institutions all over the world. As one of the largest repositories of digitized books, HathiTrust maintains “an international community of … Read More

Virtual Reality, the Ancient Maya, and Astronomy

The Five College Digital Humanities Program is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey R Vadala, one of our Postdoctoral Fellows in Blended Learning and Digital Humanities, will be continuing our Five College Digital Humanities speaker series.Dr. Jeffrey R. Vadala’s talk, “Virtual Reality, the Ancient Maya, and Astronomy” will be given on February 1, 5:30 PM at Hampshire College in Franklin Patterson Hall in the Staff Lounge (upstairs). This event is open to the public. Among New and Old World ancient societies, the ancient Maya are … Read More

Speaker Series Event: Are we in the Present, Past, or Future? 3D GIS Explorations of Vision, Sound, and Movement in Ancient Maya Cities

The Five College Digital Humanities Program is pleased to announce that Dr. Heather Richards-Rissetto from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be the first speaker to kick-off our Five College Digital Humanities speaker series this academic year. Her talk “Are we in the Present, Past, or Future? 3D GIS Explorations of Vision, Sound, and Movement in Ancient Maya Cities” will be given on: December 12th 5:00 pm in N255 at the Integrative Learning Center at UMass in Amherst MA. Ancient Maya architecture worked in … Read More

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