News tagged with 'digital humanities'

Technology, Scholarship, and the Humanities: A Conversation with Jentery Sayers

Jentery Sayers

Integrating computer technologies with humanities research. Utilizing computational tools to retrieve, analyze, and visually represent data. Exploring multimodal ways of teaching, disseminating, and publishing scholarship. Curating online collections. The field of digital humanities is all of this, and more.


Doctoral Student Ryan Burns Selected to Present on Digital Scholarship at UW HuskyFest 2012

Ryan Burns

Ryan Burns, doctoral student in Geography and Simpson Center Public Scholarship Fellow, has been invited to share his research at HuskyFest 2012, as part of the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Showcase. The UW is hosting HuskyFest—a three-day campus-wide festival showcasing the university’s dynamic scholarship and activities—to celebrate its 150th anniversary. HuskyFest, which takes place April 19-21, will feature a variety of activities, including live music, food, dance, lectures, demonstrations, interactive booths, open houses, art exhibits, tours, giveaways and much more.

Graduate Interest Group Spotlight: Keywords for Video Games Studies

Organizers Ed Chang and Theresa Horstman at a recent Keywords workshop.

Avatar. Gamer. Power. Control. Time. Altplay. Fandom. Hack. Customization. These gaming terms may be part of everyday language to those who play video games, but for the members of Keywords for Video Games Studies, a graduate student interest group funded by the Simpson Center, they are much more. When acknowledged as keywords, they become sites of critical engagement and scholarly dialogue.

Technology, Social Justice, and the Humanities Intersect at THATCamp PNW Unconference

What are the relationships between technological literacy and social change?

Participants in this year’s THATCamp PNW came together on Saturday, November 12, at the University of Washington-Bothell’s Center for Serious Play to explore this question.

Sharon Daniel on Public Records / Secret Publics

Sharon Daniel (right) with Kathleen Woodward and Miriam Bartha.

Artist, activist, and scholar Sharon Daniel recently visited the University of Washington to present from her current series of new media documentaries.

Her visit helped coalesce campus discussions and program building around media arts and activism, digital humanities, and public scholarship.

UW Graduate Students at “Serious Play”

Graduate students Theresa Horstman and Edmond Chang

Two UW scholars doing research in video games studies were recently sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities to attend this year’s Serious Play Conference. Edmond Chang and Theresa Horstman, graduate students in English and Education, respectively, took part in the conference, which was held at the DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, Washington.

Simpson Center Says “Thank You!” to UW Faculty and Staff Donors

The Simpson Center would like to extend a big “thank you!” to all UW faculty and staff who have donated toward the Digital Humanities Commons since Spring 2011.

UW Professor Awarded NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant

The National Endowment of the Humanities has recently awarded a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant to “The Svoboda Diaries Project: From Digital Text to ‘New Book,’” a project directed by Walter Andrews, UW Professor of Ottoman and Turkish Literature. This one-year grant will support the development of a new publishing model for on-demand publication of scholarly editions, using a collection of personal diaries from 19th century Iraq.

The Svoboda Iraq Diaries Project seeks to rescue this endangered collection of personal diaries, which constitute a valuable textual resource for the seriously understudied cultural, social, and economic history of 19th century Iraq, and make it available to scholars and the public in both web-based digital form and in a print publication.

Announcing the 2011-2012 HASTAC Scholars

2011-2012 HASTAC Scholars

The Simpson Center has nominated ten graduate students to serve as HASTAC Scholars for the 2011-2012 academic year.


New Summer Digital Humanities Commons Research Fellowships at the Simpson Center

The Simpson Center’s Summer Digital Humanities Commons Fellowships support scholars pursuing research projects that use digital technologies in innovative and intensive ways and/or explore the historical, social, aesthetic, and cross-cultural implications of digital cultures. Applications will be accepted starting Oct. 15 for the Summer 2014 fellowship term. The deadline is Nov. 15.

Announcing the UW's 2013-14 HASTAC Scholars

The Simpson Center has nominated ten graduate students to serve as HASTAC Scholars for the 2013-14 academic year, based on their advancement of digital scholarship at the UW.

Affect & Audience in the Digital Age

Affect & Audience in the Digital Age is a symposium and performance event exploring the aesthetics of digital meditation in contemporary poetry. While poets have long been expected to connect with readers through carefully constructed emotional appeals, much poetic work is now written through impersonal digital methodologies such as crowd sourcing and data mining. Yet digitally mediated poetry can still have a particular affective density: even appropriated text from the Internet can convey the “powerful feelings” that Wordsworth described as the ideal for poetry.

Histories and Futures of the Book

Histories and Futures of the Book is an interdisciplinary lecture series in manuscript, print, and digital culture organized by the Textual Studies Program in conjunction with the annual meeting of the

Demystifying Digital Humanities

Demystifying Digital Humanities is a series of six workshops, funded by the Simpson Center, presenting a guided introduction to the points of inter

Affect & Audience in the Digital Age

Affect and Audience image

Affect & Audience in the Digital Age is a one-day symposium exploring emergent modes of creative public scholarship. Specifically, we are interested in scholarly, pedagogical, curatorial, and creative practices that attend to the digitally mediated character of contemporary poetry. 

Teaching with Technology

Teaching with Technology

Teaching with Technology aims to bring together graduate teaching assistants from various departments to initiate a discussion about the use of technology in the classroom. 

The Newbook Digital Texts in the Humanities Publications Collaborative

NDTH undergraduate interns.

The Svoboda Diaries Newbook Project has made a giant step forward.  With a boost from 2012-13 funding by the Simpson Center, our project to publish a collection of 19th century personal diaries from Iraq has grown to include two other primary texts publication projects:  The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project, which will make available the diaries of an amazing 19th century woman, the mistress of Theodore M. Davis (1837 - 1915), an Ohio businessman who funded much of the “Golden Age of Egyptian Archaeology,” and The  Georgian Digital Text Collective, which will publish a large collection of little-known Georgian literature in multiple languages and formats.

Re-mapping Imaginary and Imagined Communities

This collaboration bring together two very different forms of digital humanities research – qualitative geovisualization as spatial humanities and new media art curation – in order to build a participatory digital archive of creative community.