Call for Papers: the Digital Humanities Caucus have proposed two sessions for ASECS 2015, March 19-22, Los Angeles.
“Memorial Roundtable: Adrianne Wadewitz and the Feminist Digital Humanities”
Tonya Howe, Dept. Literature & Languages, Marymount U., 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington VA 22207; Tel: (202) 271-5149; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The ASECS Digital Humanities Caucus invites proposals for a roundtable panel in memory of Adrianne Wadewitz. Before her untimely death, April 8, 2014, she was Mellon Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Digital Learning + Research at Occidental College, and was to begin a new post as Assistant Professor of English at Whittier College in the Fall of 2014. Adrianne was a scholar of late eighteenth-century children’s literature and a voice for the digital humanities, notably in her work on a primary source archive focused on the New England Primer. Adrianne was also a prominent and eloquent advocate for Wikipedia as an open and democratic source of information. Deeply invested in Wikipedia as a site of teaching as well as learning, she encouraged colleagues and students to become more critically involved in the production of knowledge. Her commitment to making Wikipedia a more inclusive resource was manifest in her strong advocacy both for coverage of women in the encyclopedia, and for participation by women—she was, for instance, instrumental in the #tooFEW (Feminists Engage Wikipedia) campaign. We invite both brief personal remembrances of Adrianne and reflections on the scholarly and methodological questions about which she had only just begun to speak with such force and insight.
“Current Conversations in Eighteenth-Century Digital Humanities”
Tonya Howe AND Mark Vareschi, U. of Wisconsin-Madison 600 N Park St. Madison, WI 53706; E-mail: email@example.com
The aim of this panel is to assess the state of digital humanities work within eighteenth-century studies. We ask what are the conversations, both current and emerging, surrounding digital approaches to research and pedagogy? If, as Alan Liu has suggested, the goal of digital humanities work is to move from “signal” to “meaning,” how are scholars of the eighteenth century approaching this issue in their methods, theory, and teaching? This panel is especially interested in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary perspectives and innovative presentation formats.
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