Update April 24: Recordings of presentations are now up on Youtube and linked after the title of each presentation, with permission of the presenters.
Update March 30: We took down the livestream recordings from public view after the event and in the coming 2-3 weeks will prepare them to be re-uploaded to our Youtube channel so that each talk can be individually viewed, with the presenter(s) permission.
All times listed below are in eastern daylight time (EDT).
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The event will be livestreamed at
go.cal.msu.edu/globaldh and we encourage conversation about the symposium at #msuglobaldh on Twitter. As you join the event (through Zoom or Youtube), please sign in! Thursday, March 26
9:00 am – 9:30 am Social Time (not livestreamed) 9:30 am – 10:45 am Opening Remarks and Keynote Presentation (Moderator: Kristen Mapes) Miguel Escobar Varela, Emic interfaces: UX design for cultural specificity ( recording of presentation) 10:45 am – 11:00 am Break 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Lightning Talks (Moderator: Justin Wigard) (11:00-11:35 am) First section Between Phallus and Freedom: An Ethnography on the Embodied Experiences of Tinder Users in Cape Town, Leah Junck ( recording of presentation)
Digital Mapping of Culpability and the Culpable in African War Texts, Richard Ajah ( recording of presentation)
Building an Inclusive Digital Local History in the Midwest, Benjamin Ostermeier ( recording of presentation) Regularization of Kinship Relations to Enrich the Social Networks, Bin Li Time for questions (11:35-11:50) (11:50-12:15) Second section DH and Cultural Heritage: Digitisation of Eyo Festival in Nigeria, Felix Bayode Oke ( recording of presentation) Digital Apprehensions of Indian Poetics, Zahra Rizvi, Asra Mamnoon, A. Sean Pue Collapse and Rebirth the End of the USSR and Afterward: An Introduction to a Digital Archive, Ryan Lumsden Time for questions (12:15-12:30) 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch break 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Challenging Communication Technologies: Current World Events and Trends (Moderator: Kathleen Fitzpatrick) Can Library Metadata Stand with Hong Kong?, Joshua Barton, Mike Erickson, Lucas Mak, and Nicole Smeltekop ( recording of presentation)
Digitalising political communication in West Africa: Facebook and Twitter in election campaigns and political practices in Ghana, Akwasi Bosompem Boateng ( recording of presentation) Intersection: Digital Humanities, Research Data Management and Libraries in African Higher Education Institutions, Thembelihle Hwalima 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm Moving Parts: Social Change, Categories, and the Intersections of Pedagogy and Research (Moderator: Sharon Leon) Teaching with Data in the Academic Museum, Beth Fischer ( recording of presentation)
Digital Humanities and the discursive complexities of colonial ‘letterature,’ Ayodele James Akinola ( recording of presentation)
Map-Based Storytelling for Evolving Places, Sayan Bhattacharyya ( recording of presentation) 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Social time (not livestreamed) Friday, March 27
9:30 am – 10:00 am Social time (not livestreamed) 10:00 am – 11:00 am Keynote Presentation (Moderator: Kathleen Fitzpatrick) Carrie Heitman, Narrative and Nomenclature: Research Dialogues on Place-Based Knowledge in the Age of Digital Distance 11:00 am – 11:15 am Break 11:15 am – 12:15 pm 12:00 pm Poster Session (now Lightning Talks) (Moderator: Max Evjen)
Visualizing Poetic Meter in South Asian Languages, A. Sean Pue, Ahmad Atta, and Rajiv Ranjan ( recording of presentation)
Echoes of Handicraft: The Use of Digital Technologies in Preserving and Representing Textiles from East Asian Ethnic Minority Groups, Xiaolin Sun and Catherine Nichols ( recording of presentation) OCTRA: A Transcription tool for the Bavarian Archive for Speech Signals (BAS), supported by CLARIN, the European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology – Emmanuel Ngue Um ( recording of presentation) Regularization of Kinship Relations to Enrich the Social Networks, Bin Li ( recording of presentation) Humanities Commons: Making the Digital World Open, Communicative, and Personal, June Oh ( recording of presentation) 12:00 pm 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch break 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm The Future of the Archive: Case Studies in Power, Data, and Collaboration (Moderator: Kate Topham)
The Evolution of the Enslaved Project, Kylene Cave and Duncan Tarr ( recording of presentation)
Sites of Memory: Reflecting on the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, Erik Ponder ( recording of presentation) When Managing a digital archive becomes a be-or-not-to-be issue, Emmanuel Ngue Um ( recording of presentation) 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Break 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Collaboration, Cultural Knowledge, and Community as DH Learning for the 21st Century (Moderator: Justin Wigard)
Collaborative Pedagogy: Foreign Language and Literature Courses, Data Science, and Global Digital Humanities, Katherine Walden, Jarren Santos, Celeste Sharpe, Palmar Alvarez-Blanco, Sarah Calhoun, and Mirzam Pérez ( recording of presentation)
Students as Knowledge Producers: Understanding Arab-Americans in central Ohio through Oral History Narratives, Hanada Al-Masri, Cheryl Johnson, Olivia Reynolds and Alexis Grimm ( recording of presentation) 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Closing remarks, Christopher P. Long (Dean, College of Arts and Letters) 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Social time (not livestreamed)