Friday, October 31, 2014

DH-Related Events at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting

As many of you know, the American Studies Association is hosting its annual meeting in Los Angeles this year. Thank you to Susan Garfinkel for compiling this list of DH-related events at the ASA. (They're also posted to the calendar.)

The Digital Humanities Caucus is pleased to announce a series of sponsored sessions and events at the 2014 American Studies Association conference in Los Angeles, November 6-9. Please join us!

THURSDAY November 6

    Sessions co-sponsored with the Women’s Committee:

** Feminist Making I: Building Critical Contexts
  Participants: Lauren F. Klein, chair; Susan Garfinkel, Elizabeth Losh, micha c├írdenas, speakers.
  8-9:45 am, Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Beaudry A (L1)

** Feminist Making II: Producing Cultural Critique
  Participants: Jacqueline Wernimont, chair; Carly Kocurek, Jessica Lovaas, Jarah Moesch, speakers.
  12-1:45 pm, Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Beaudry A (L1)

  Offsite Electronic Literature Reading:

**Game Over: The Fun and Fury of Electronic Literature
  An evening of poetry and digital art performances
  Organizers: Leonardo Flores and Mark C. Marino
  8-9:30 pm, Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, 2nd Floor Doheny Library, USC

 —> See for additional information and directions.

FRIDAY November 7

** Digital Shorts: The Fun and the Fury
  Conference attendees invited for planned or impromptu 3-5 minute lightning talks.
  Organizers: Grace I. Yeh, Viola Lasmana, Jesse P. Karlsberg.
  Participants: You!
  8-9:45 am, Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Beaudry A (L1)

—> See for additional information and sign-ups.
—> Contact:

** Scripting the Reader in Electronic Literature
  Participants: Leonardo Flores, chair; Samantha Gorman, A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz, Jody Zellen, Jeremy Hight, Jeff Knowlton, Mauro Carassai, speakers.
  10-11:45, Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Los Cerritos (L1)

** Business Meeting: Digital Humanities Caucus
  12-1 pm, Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Wilshire Suite (L3)

SATURDAY November 8

** Digital Humanities / American Studies Tweetup
  8-10 pm, Industriel, 609 South Grand Ave

  Please join us for an informal gathering over dinner, drinks or desert (your choice/dutch treat) at a restaurant within 10-minute walk of the conference hotel.
  RSVP appreciated (non-binding, for planning only).

—> See for additional information and directions.
—> Contact: @rebeccaonion on Twitter


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DH at the Western History Association Conference, Oct 15-18 in Newport Beach

Come and join us for DH/Technology Lightning Talks at the WHA Conference, October 16th from 2:30-5pm.  The event will be held at the Newport Marriott, in Salon 1-2.  For more information, here is a link to the conference program.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

LA Open Source Hackathon 2014, October 4 @ UCLA

The LA Open Source Hackathon is an event for coders interested in contributing to open source projects. We are proud to partner with UCLA’s Center for Digital Humanities and for this year’s hackathon.
The $10 registration fee includes the opportunity to:
  • Meet fellow developers from the local tech community, and students/staff at UCLA
  • Work on the open source project of your choice in a fun, friendly environment
  • Enjoy coffee, lunch, and snacks throughout the day
This event is for professional software developers and/or UCLA-affiliated staff and students. Any recruiters or non-programming professionals who do not work on open-source projects will be asked to leave without a refund.

Please register here.

THATCamp DHSocCal 2014: “Diving into the Digital Humanities”

DHSoCal | THATCamp: Diving into Digital Humanities

October 24-25
San Diego State University@ The new Aztec Student Union

This ThatCamp is special because it is organized through a unique collaboration between 4 regional institutions: San Diego State University, UCSD, Cal State University at San Marcos, and University of San Diego. Inspired by the open, grass-roots efforts of our regional networking group, DHSoCal, this ThatCamp promotes working together and collaborating across disciplinary, departmental, and institutional divides.

All ThatCamps are open to all kinds of campers, but this one is envisioned as a way to get new folks engaged in the DH and to create new networks of collaboration. So, if you have any kind of inkling to learn about the Digital Humanities– whether you’re already a dedicated digital humanist researcher or an absolute newbie, whether you are a student, teacher, or curious community member– come to camp!

Our ThatCamp is about jumping into the Digital Humanities, getting wet, and learning to swim.

Dive in. The water’s fine!

For information and registration, please go to the THATCamp DHSoCal website.

Note that there have been issues with the THATCamp server. If the THATCamp DHSoCal website is unavailable, you may consult the following documents.

Directions and Parking:

A copy of the schedule is provided below:


8:00 am        Registration and Light Breakfast
9:00 am        Welcome and Sticky-Note Voting
-Joanna Brooks, Associate Dean of Graduate and Research Affairs
-Jessica Pressman, Digital Humanities Initiative, SDSU
10:00 am      Opening Talk by Miriam Posner, Digital Humanities Program Coordinator at UCLA
11:00 am       Workshops I
12:30 pm      Lunch
1:30 pm        Workshop II
3:00 pm        Coffee and Snack Break
3:30 pm        Workshop III
5:00 pm        Debrief

5:30-7:00 pm  A Cocktail Hour, with free appetizers, will be served at the University of San Diego’s Hahn University Center, Forum C.
7-10 pm      All THATCamp attendees are invited to the Closing Reception for Occupy Thirdspace, an art exhibition featuring art from students in UC San Diego’s Visual Arts department and artists in and from Northern Baja California.More information here. Hosted by Space 4 Art in San Diego’s East Village.

8:00 am
      Registration and Light Breakfast
9:00 am      Welcome and Sticky-Note Voting
10:00 am    Opening Talk by Elizabeth Losh (UCSD) about FemTechNet
11:30 am     Workshop IV
12:30 pm     Lunch
--Performance artists during lunch!
1:30 pm      Workshop V
3:00 pm      Coffee and Snacks, Debrief