3-5 February 2011
This symposium focused on the threshold concepts of access, authority, and identity in the electronic mediation of humanness. What do innovations in the digital provision of access and maintenance of authority mean for human identity, and conversely, what do new ideas about, and forms of, identity mean for our evolving norms of access, authorship, and authorization? A number of high-visibility electronic experiments in radical access and the reconfiguration of authority have now come – and many have gone. What have we learned, and in what ways have these experiments changed humanities conversations broadly?
10-12 March 2011
Do technological innovations necessarily need new methods and new studies to be understood? How have these new media changed the ways in which we teach and learn? This symposium staged important questions about pedagogy, bringing interesting projects into dialogue with Texas-based pedagogical innovations such as the DWRL, the Texas Advanced Computing Center, the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning, and a diverse range of individual faculty projects.
Keynote speaker: Johanna Drucker
26-28 May 2011
In this symposium, scholars investigated digital humanities from a critical standpoint as it impacts both the disciplines within the humanities and the people who practice them. Is the ongoing shift toward the digital leading to a loss of quality in textual interaction? As more and more interaction takes place on screen and remotely, as opposed to face-to-face and/or on paper, what can still be nurtured and what is being lost? How are notions fundamental to, and controversial in, the humanities, such as the visual, the oral, the subjective, the affective, the sexual, the geographic, and the historical evolving in an environment characterized by digital mediation?
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