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DH@CC 2016 Summer Institute Schedule

We are excited to announce our 2016 DH@CC Summer Institute Schedule!

The Summer Institute will run daily from 10am-4pm the week of May 23-27. All Claremont faculty and staff are welcome to attend any sessions that are of interest. All morning sessions will run from 10am-12pm and all afternoon sessions will run from 1pm-4pm. There will be a lunch break each day from 12-1pm.

Location
The Institute will be held in the Claremont Colleges Library. All talks/lectures will be in the new Digital Humanities Studio (DHS) on the third floor of Honnold. All workshops will be held in the Keck Learning Room (KLR).

Please note that the second floor of the Library will be undergoing construction the week of the Institute. You will be able to access the building either from the Honnold South Entrance (outside the cafe), or the Bridgeway (underneath the bridge that connects the two floors).

Preparation
Please watch the talks given by last year’s Summer Institute speakers prior to the Institute. They can be found here.

The Schedule
Monday:
-Morning Session (DHS): Introduction to Digital Humanities and resources available
-Afternoon Session (DHS): Speaker Jonathan Alexander discusses DH pedagogy. Please watch Liz Losh’s talk prior to the session.

Tuesday:
-Morning Session (DHS): Speaker Miriam Posner provides an introduction to DH and DH scholarship. Please watch Tara McPherson’s talk prior to the session.
-Afternoon Session (KLR): ArcGIS Workshop

Wednesday:
-Morning Session (DHS):Speaker Erik Loyer discusses Data Visualization. Please watch David Kim’s datalogical methods and mapping videos prior to the session.
-Afternoon Session (KLR): Omeka and Tableau Workshops

Thursday:
-Morning Session (DHS): Speaker Patty Ahn about DH pedagogy. Please watch Laila Shereen Sakr’s talk prior to the session.
-Afternoon Session (KLR): Scalar Workshop

Friday:
-Morning Session (DHS): Small group consultations with DH@CC team
-Afternoon Session (KLR): Reflection and Wine & Cheese Reception

Please email Alex Margolin at alex_margolin@cuc.claremont.edu with any questions.

Geert Lovink, USC Media Arts + Practice PhDs, and RUST LTD to Converge on the Claremont Colleges

The presentresolved legal conflict between the FBI and Apple regarding access to the iPhone of the San Bernardino murderers is only one stage in the larger theater of privacy and government regulations made famous by whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Though even this broad conversation is part of a grander narrative on cultural values in our era of the Internet and social networks. Rather than letting the FBI and other government entities dictate those values, various theorists, activists, and hackers (hactivists, so the speak) have been working on the front-lines to create a balance between our personal lives and the networks we often take for granted. Coming to the Claremont Colleges to illuminate these stakeholders in the field called “tactile media” is a distinguished scholar on the topic, Geert Lovink, sponsored by the the Munroe Center for Social Inquiry at Pitzer College.

Lunch Talk – Geert Lovink
Politics of Mask Design: Critical Internet Culture after Snowden
April 15 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Founders Room
RSVPs are required. Please email Rachel Durkin in the Dean of Faculty Office at rachel_durkin@pitzer.edu.

In conjunction with DH@CC, we’re excited to follow-up Lovink’s talk with a salon on media activism featuring activist gamers from Los Angeles and San Francisco in conversation with Lovink. They will be coming to our new Digital Humanities Studio on the 3rd floor of the Claremont Colleges Library in the evening as we showcase activist games that the gamers themselves helped create.

Salon on media activism with LA hactivists/gamers at DH@CC Studio
April 15 | 4 – 6 p.m. | Honnold/Mudd Library
LA-based Activist Gamers:
Adam Sulzdorf-Liszkiewicz (RUST LTD & USC Media Arts + Practice PhD candidate)
Luke Noonan (RUST LTD)
Emilia Yang Rappaccioli (USC Media Arts + Practice PhD student)
Tonia Beglari (Browntourage & USC Interactive Media & Game Design MFA Candidate)
San Francisco-based Activist Gamer:
Cayden Mak (18 Million Rising)

We hope you’ll join us for both events on April 15th!

Apply for the 2016 Digital Humanities Summer Institute!

The Summer Institute is an immersive, week long experience for faculty who are interested in learning more about what digital humanities is, understanding critical debates in and around digital humanities, and how to understand and use digital tools. There is a $1,000 stipend for attending. The 2016 DH Summer Institute will be held from May 23, 2016-May 27, 2016.

Throughout the week participants can expect a wide selection of presentations and hands-on sessions led by scholars working at the forefront of the digital humanities. Key topics at the symposium will include: discussions regarding the definition of the digital humanities and its uses, DH criticism, the advantages to infusing humanities courses with the digital, and controversies in the field. Hands-on sessions focused on getting started with tools such as Omeka, Scalar, video production and post production, mapping, and GIS.

Application is closed

The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 13, 2016.
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According to the DH@CC faculty fellows, the inaugural 2015 Summer Institute was a rich, exhausting success. The week long, immersive learning symposium was held during the first week of June at the Honnold Mudd Library, where a wide selection of presentations and hands-on sessions were led by scholars working at the forefront of the digital humanities. Key topics at the symposium included discussions regarding the definition of the digital humanities and its uses, DH criticism, the advantages to infusing humanities courses with the digital, and controversies in the field. Hands-on sessions focused on getting started with tools such as Omeka, WordPress, video production and post production, mapping, and GIS, many of which were presented by professionals working at the 5Cs.
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