Digital Humanities Reading Group
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Alexander Library, Digital Humanities Lab
The Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) invites Rutgers faculty, students, staff, and scholars in the tri-state area to explore the rich possibilities of the digital humanities in its inaugural reading group. The following questions will guide our discussions and debates: What are the digital humanities (DH)? What is DH theory and how might DH theory transform disciplinary boundaries? Who can do digital humanities work? The reading group is an occasion for scholars who are interested in the digital humanities, regardless of technical expertise, to meet in a structured, low-stakes setting to explore and discuss DH methods, the pedagogical uses of DH, and current debates in the burgeoning field.
The September 19 meeting is an introduction. Paul Israel (History) joins as a discussant. The guiding questions: What are the digital humanities? What is DH theory and how might it transform disciplinary boundaries?
Monthly meetings will take place in the DH Lab at Alexander Library, 4th floor, Room 406-407. Light refreshments will be provided! Please RSVP here.
Enmanuel Martinez, PhD Candidate, Program in Comparative Literature
Ashleigh Greene Wade, PhD Candidate, Department of Women and Gender Studies
Dara Walker, PhD Candidate, Department of History