Spring 2021 Cyborg Series at ND

In spring 2021, graduate students from the Notre Dame English Department are spearheading a Cyborg Series forum “to consider the problems and challenges associated with interdisciplinary research across humanities and STEM disciplines.” The series will feature guests speakers in conversation with Notre Dame faculty using Zoom, starting with Katherine Hayles. For information, see the Cyborg Series website (https://sites.nd.edu/cyborg-series/).

Day of DH: Recent Work at Saint Mary’s College

Post by Sarah Noonan, Saint Mary’s College

In the spring of 2019, Saint Mary’s College received a $10,000 grant from the Council of Independent Colleges to support the project: “Refuge(es): Telling the Story of Global Displacement Through the Archives of the Sisters of the Holy Cross.” 

During the 2019-2020 academic year, three faculty members and two student researchers collaborated to digitize and showcase material from the Archives and Records of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross that focuses on the sisters’ close work with refugees and displaced persons during the American Civil War (1861-65) and the refugee crises in Cambodia (1979-80), Lebanon (1982-83), and El Salvador (1983-86). Students in four grant-affiliated courses have also contributed to this initiative, bringing the total project team to over 30 individuals.  Throughout our work on this project, we have sought to encourage community discussion on appropriate and viable responses to the ongoing mass displacement of populations worldwide and to model meaningful, research-based engagement between the Congregation and the College.

Our main public event will be a museum exhibit at the History Museum where we will curate physical and digital exhibits, including a Scalar edition of a journal of refugee narratives housed in the Archives. On the evening of our exhibit opening, we plan to offer a community presentation. Additionally, as keynote speakers for the URC’s annual Interfaith Breakfast, we hope to lead a discussion on displacement and notions of “welcoming”. Due to social restrictions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, we have tentatively rescheduled both events for early September 2020.  

Day of DH 2020

Day of DH 2020 is Wed., Apr. 29. This post will be updated with new content as it becomes available. Last updated 4/29/2020.

DH work continues midst Coronavirus self-quarantine, and centerNet, the “international network of digital humanities centers” is sponsoring a”Day of DH” to showcase digital humanities efforts across the world. (Official Twitter page here)

Indiana universities are collaborating with Indiana Humanities to demonstrate the work being done locally. Area institutions will be Tweeting under the hashtags #dayofdh2020 and #IndianaDH (#INDH was also mentioned, but is currently also being used by the Instituto Nacional de Derechos Humanos en Chile). Specific efforts around the area include:

Day of DH “meetups” across the world (from the centerNet website):