TDHI: #RepresentationMatters

Triangle Digital Humanities Institute: #RepresentationMatters
Fall 2019 at North Carolina Central University

Save the date:
Thursday, October 24 – Friday, October 25
North Carolina Central University
H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building (SOE)

Red title reading "#RepresentationMatters

TDHI 2019 will feature digital humanities workshops, unconference sessions, and opportunities for attendees to share their work with the network. The goal is to meet in person to promote digital and public humanities projects across North Carolina in an equitable fashion.

View the schedule, speaker bios, and abstracts as a PDF here: Fall 2019 TDHI Full Schedule


Thursday, October 24th

08:30 – 09:00 AM  Welcome and coffee (School of Education Auditorium atrium)

09:00 – 10:30 AM Keynote presentation “#RepresentationsMatter: Intersections of Digital Technology & Black Experiences” from marilyn thomas-houston, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Editor, Fire!!!: The Multimedia Journal of Black Studies (SOE Auditorium)

10:30 – 10:45 AM  Break

10:45 – 11:30 AM  Session 1:

  • “Representing the Past Through Game Design”
    Dan Du, UNC Charlotte and Toby Wong, UNC-Charlotte – (SOE 2008 Office of E-Learning Training Room)
  • Teaching Digital Humanities at the High School Level”
    Robert Gotwals, North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM), Michelle Brenner, NCSSM, and Nathan Ostrowski, Duke ’23 – (SOE 1073)
  • Global King: Black Digital Humanities at the Juncture of Critical Race Design and Rhetorical History” 
    Keon Pettiway, Independent Scholar – (SOE 1071)

11:45 – 12:15 PM Triangle Digital Humanities Network Executive Board Presentation (SOE Auditorium)

01:30 – 3:00 PM  Session 2:

  • “Digitally Mapping the Global and National Travel of Dr. James E. Shepard, 1900-1930”
    Tony Frazier, North Carolina Central University and Jarvis Hargrove, East Carolina University – (SOE 2008 Office of E-Learning Training Room)
  • Integrating the Arts in your Classroom Using Digital Humanities”
    Lenora Helm Hammonds, North Carolina Central University – (SOE 1073)
  • Room reserved for networking and/or discussion of TDHN executive board proposals (name change, code of conduct, mission statement). Feel free to hang out and talk with other participants about how to get involved in Digital Humanities! (SOE 1071)

03:00 – 03:15 PM  Break

3:15 – 04:45 PM  Session 3:

  • “Book History Through Artists’ Eyes”
    Barbara Williams Ellertson, Books As Symbols in Renaissance Art (BASIRA) Project and Andrea Zietlow, BASIRA Project – (SOE 2008 Office of E-Learning Training Room)
  • “Representing a True Digital Divide Through Multimodality”
    Malaka Friedman, North Carolina State University – (SOE 1073)
  • “Plavana: Immersion in Mediation Across Historical and Computational Registers”
    Kaustavi Sarkar, UNC-Charlotte – (SOE 1071)

04:45 – 05:00 PM  Wrap-up for the day – on your own, make plans for tomorrow! (SOE Lobby)


Friday, October 25th

08:30 – 09:00 AM  Welcome and coffee (School of Education Auditorium atrium)

09:00 – 11:00 AM Session 1:

  • “Digital Storytelling”: Adobe Workshop with Susan Mango Curtis, Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism – (SOE 2008 Office of E-Learning Training Room)
  • “Open Durham – College Heights Community Initiative”
    Nicholas Levy, Stanford/UNC/Preservation Durham, Beverly Barnes Evans, College Heights Resident and Melva George Rigel, College Heights Resident – (SOE Auditorium)
  • “Navigating the Migration Memorials Database”
    Grant Glass, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Students from English 105i: Writing in Digital Humanities – Poster Presentations (SOE 1101)

11:00 – 11:15 AM  Break

11:15 – 12:00 PM  Session 2:

  • “On the Books: Jim Crow and Algorithms of Resistance”
    Amanda Henley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lorin Bruckner, Sarah Carrier, Matt Jansen, and Nathan Kelber – (SOE 2008 Office of E-Learning Training Room)
  • International Representation Matters:  Reflections and Ideas on US-Pakistan DH Relations”
    American Institute of Pakistan Studies Fellows, Moderator: Matthew Cook, North Carolina Central University – (SOE Auditorium)
  • “Using Digital Storytelling in the Teaching of Composition”
    Delphine Fongang, North Carolina Central University – (SOE 3004, ITS Training Room)

12:00 – 01:00 PM Lunch

01:00 – 01:45 PM  Session 3:

  • “International Digital Humanities Exchange”
    Brett E Chambers, North Carolina Central University – (SOE 2008 Office of E-Learning Training Room)
  • “Considering the Aesthetics of Representation”
    Lyneise Williams, UNC Chapel Hill – (SOE Auditorium)
  • “Mapping More (Than) Monuments: A Call for Collaboration and Conversation”
    Melissa Lingle-Martin, Independent Scholar – (SOE 3004, ITS Training Room)

01:45 – 02:00 PM  Wrap up – networking or on your own (SOE Lobby)


Poster with a CFP and save the date information for the Fall 2019 TDHI at NCCU


The TDHI is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is one of fifteen Digital Humanities Research Institutes formed in partnership with the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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