2017 Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities

Breaking Down Barriers: Social Justice, Cultural Memory and the Digital HumanitiesThe Fifth Annual Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities

April 6-7, 2017

This year, the Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities will feature digital scholarship that engages with communities in meaningful ways. The participants are each involved in projects and research that work to uncover traditionally silenced or under-represented communities, challenging systems of discrimination. With this forum, we hope to encourage the digital humanities community to create and employ critical technologies and methodologies in concert with and in relationship to more public forms of scholarship. These projects provide potential models of engagement using the digital medium to move scholarship and scholarly activity through communities. Topics of discussion will include: What contributions can digital scholars offer community-based social justice initiatives? What new audiences for digital scholarship are there and how do they form? How do digital projects circulate scholarly work in communities? What are the implications of engaging in public-facing scholarship?

The 2017 Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on April 6-7, 2017. The forum will open with a keynote panel and reception on Thursday, April 6th at the Center for Great Plains Studies. April 6th events are open to the public.

On Friday, April 7th, invited scholars will share their research and engage in discussion. Registration is required for all April 7th events.

Thursday, April 6

Great Plains Art Museum at the Center for Great Plains Studies
1155 Q Street

Free & open to the public

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Keynote Panel
Moderated by William G. Thomas III

Adam Rothman, The Georgetown Slavery Archive, Georgetown University
T. L. Cowan, FemTechNet (Feminist Technology Network), Digital Cultural Practices, University of Toronto
Jim Gerencser, Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center, Dickinson College
Susan Rose, Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center, Dickinson College

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Reception

Friday, April 7

Kauffman Academic Residential Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Registration is required for all April 7th events.

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m., Registration and coffee
9:15 a.m.- 9:30 a.m., Opening Remarks, Steve Goddard, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Presentations
Moderated by Emily J. Rau

Brandi M. Waters, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History and African American Studies, Yale University
Christy Hyman, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Emily Hainze, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University

1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., Round Table and Collaborative Session with all speakers
Moderated by Elizabeth Lorang

The Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities is an annual, thematic exploration of issues in Digital Humanities at UNL. It is a reinvention of the Nebraska Digital Workshop, which has been held annually since 2006. UNL is well-known internationally as a leader in Digital Humanities research via the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, which is the major sponsor of the Forum. The program has also been funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and private donations.

For additional information, view our past fora and past workshops.