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K-State Today

February 2, 2015



Registration now open for Digital Humanities Symposium on Feb. 27-28

By Karin Westman

Registration is now open for the inaugural Digital Humanities Symposium on Feb. 27-28.

The two-day interdisciplinary symposium — "Exploring the Digital Medium: Cross Disciplinary Collaboration in the Digital Humanities" — is designed to introduce the campus community to current teaching and research in the field of digital humanities. Organized by the Digital Humanities Center at K-State, it will feature workshops, plenary sessions, panel sessions and Pecha Kucha presentations by faculty and graduate students at Kansas State and other institutions.

Featured speakers include Jeff McClurken, professor of history and American studies and special assistant to the provost for teaching, technology and innovation University of Mary Washington, and Matt Cohen, associate professor of English, University of Texas, Austin.

McClurken will offer a workshop and plenary session on integrating digital humanities into classroom teaching, especially for undergraduate students. Drawing on his work with the award-winning Walt Whitman Archive, Cohen's plenary session will focus on our access to free resources in the current digital age.

Participants may register for one or more of the sessions. The priority deadline for registration is Feb. 18. Registration is free, but seating is limited.

"The symposium offers faculty, staff, and students the chance to learn about the range of digital humanities projects already underway at K-State and to draw inspiration from the work of colleagues across the country," said Karin Westman, department head of English. "As a co-sponsor for the event, the English department is excited to share our teaching and research and to develop new best practices from others."

The program and registration link are available from the Symposium's home page.

"Exploring the Digital Medium" is made possible by partnerships of the K-State Digital Humanities Center, the English department, K-State Libraries, the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the Chapman Center for Rural Studies and the offices of the Provost and President.