DHCI: Digital Humanities and Community Engagement

Digital Humanities & Community Engagement
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Thursday, March 5th – Friday, March 6th
UNCG in Greensboro, North Carolina

Spring leaves and the UNC Greensboro logo advertising the March 5-6 2020 Digital Humanities Colaborative Institute (http://triangledh.org/dhci)

The spring DHC-NC Digital Humanities Collaborative Institute (DHCI) will be held at UNC Greensboro (Greensboro, NC) on March 5 and 6, 2020. The theme of this Institute is “Digital Humanities & Community Engagement.” The Institute will feature lightning talks, posters, workshops, presentations, and a discussion forum related to digital humanities projects and pedagogy, community-engaged scholarship, and the digital humanities community in North Carolina and beyond.


Please use the link below to register. RSpace will be limited. We will maintain a waitlist if registration reaches our cap.

Registration form: https://forms.gle/ZDSLvrLG5rCWbx7w8


THURSDAY, MARCH 5 – All events in Moore Humanities Research Administration (MHRA)

9amRegistration & Coffee   MHRA Lobby
10amOpening remarks from Interim Dean of University Libraries, Mike Crumpton   Keynote from Lisa R. Withers, the Green Book Project MHRA 1214
11amRe-imagining History with Game Development Technology    Justin Johnson, William Peace University MHRA 1204 Undergraduate Perspectives on Research in the Digital Humanities   Tristan Kelleher, Jackson Cooksey, Roy Auh, & Sandra Luksic, Duke University MHRA 1206
12pmLunch on your own
1:30pmThe Geography of Slavery in North Carolina: GIS and Digital Archives    Claire Heckel, UNC Greensboro, & Brian Robinson, CLIR/UNC Greensboro MHRA 1204 Oral Histories of Montagnard Community Members / Honoring and Preserving the Artistry of Indigenous Elders    Catherine Bush, Elon University & Betsy Renfrew, Montagnard / Southeast Asian Community Disparities Research Network MHRA 1206
2:30pmSpeed Networking for Researchers    Aubrey Turner & Julie Voorhees, UNC Greensboro MHRA 1214

FRIDAY, MARCH 6 – All events in Moore Humanities Research Administration (MHRA)

9amRegistration & Coffee   Poster Session: Lowering the Barrier of Entry: Developing an Online Self-Guided Learning Module for Information Technology Skills: Claire Cahoon, UNC-Chapel Hill; The Soul of a People: Developing the Black Charlotte Timeline, Maya Brooks, UNC Greensboro; Black Lives Matter Chicago: Mirroring Entanglements in the Rogue Digital Archive, Ericka Christie, Loyola University Chicago; Greensboro’s Women’s Betterment Association: A Digital Exploration of a Complicated Group of Women, Natalie Branson, UNC Greensboro MHRA Lobby
10amLightning Round:   Sylvia Miller, Duke University: Publishing Makerspace; Jennida Chase, UNC Greensboro & Hassan Pitts, Filmmaker: Recollection Project; Lynn Harris, East Carolina University: Case Studies in Using Digital Tools to Preserve Coastal Heritage at Risk; John Esposito, UNC Greensboro: Visualizing and Enriching Leadership Concepts Using the Semantic Web Thomas Herron, East Carolina University: Turning Textbook Case Studies into Place Studies; Sarah Maske, UNC Greensboro: Little Archives, Big Stories: Digitizing Temple Emanuel’s Community Archive; Andrew Young, Montagnard / Southeast Asian Community Disparities Research Network: Winning, Losing, and the Influence of Game Design on My Community Work  MHRA 1214
11amWell Crafted NC: Community Engagement, Digital Humanities, and North Carolina Beer   Erin Lawrimore & Richard Cox, UNC Greensboro MHRA 1204 Building Community through Pedagogy & Practice: UNCW Staff, Faculty, and Grad Students Reflect on a Growing DH Initiative   Jennifer Lozano, John Knox, Hayley Swinson, Jess Stallings, UNC Wilmington MHRA 1204
12pmLunch (provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative at the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke) & DHC-NC Town Hall   MHRA Lobby/1214
1:30pmAn Introduction to Text Analysis for the Humanities [Workshop]   Nathan Kelber, JSTOR Labs MHRA 1204 Visualizing Objects, Places, and Spaces: A Digital Project Handbook [Presentation & Workshop]   Hannah Jacobs & Beth Fischer, Duke University MHRA 1206
3:00pmBlacks in Agriculture in North Carolina: A Collaborative Course and Interdisciplinary Research Project Between NC A&T and NCCU   Discussion Forum: Charles Denton Johnson, North Carolina Central University & Arwin Smallwood, James Stewart, & Awendela Grantham, NC A&T State University MHRA 1214

Logistical Information

The Institute will be held at the Moore Humanities and Research Administration (MHRA) Building at UNC Greensboro. Complimentary free parking will be available for attendees in the adjacent Oakland Parking Deck. Please take a ticket to enter a deck. You will be provided with a prepaid ticket to exit the deck when you register in the morning.

For more information about parking, directions, and local accommodations, please refer to this downloadable PDF.

Call for Proposals (Now Closed)

The organizers of the upcoming DHC-NC Institute at UNC Greensboro accepted proposals for presentations, panels, discussion forums, workshops, posters, and lightning talks; proposals were due on February 5, 2020 and are currently under review. Proposals with a focus on either community-engaged digital humanities or collaborations within the digital humanities community are being prioritized by the selection committee. However, proposals related to other themes or approaches for digital humanities pedagogy, projects, and partnerships are also welcome. Anyone, regardless of institutional affiliation or academic rank, was welcome to submit a proposal!

Important Dates for Proposals:
Monday, January 20, 2020 – Proposal submission form opened
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 (4:59 pm) – Proposals due
Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Decisions sent out

The DHCI at UNC Greensboro is made possible in part by generous funding from UNCG’s Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC) and University Libraries, with additional logistical support provided by UNCG’s Office of Sponsored Programs and Institute for Community and Economic Engagement.