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Digital Humanities: The 2020 Miami University Digital Humanities Forum

The 2020 Miami University Digital Humanities Forum












9-11:30am Monday, November 11

The 2020 Miami University Digital Humanities forum will bring together members of the Miami community to share perspectives and build community around the digital humanities, which we construe broadly, to include a wide range of approaches to the questions and knowledges traditionally associated with the humanities, when these approaches involve the use of digital technologies. All events are scheduled for Monday November 2, between 9:00 and 11:30 am.


9:00-9:55    Research Panel

James Bielo (Anthropology), “Collaboration and Creativity in Faculty-Student Research: Reflections from Materializing the Bible

Elizabeth Keslacy (Architecture + Interior Design), “Arcbazar and the Ethics of Crowdsoucing Architecture

Collin Jennings (English), "At One View: Comprehensive Perspectives in Old and New Media"

Alyssa Fisher (Media, Journalism and Film), “Commenting on Comments: Placing Topic Modelling and Relational Dialectics in Conversation on YouTube”

10:00-10:25   Drop-in DH Discussion Room

10:30-11:25 Teaching Panel

Philippe Giabbanelli (Computer Science and Software Engineering), "Collaborations in Machine Learning and Digital Humanities"

Jessica McCarty (Geography), “Digitizing the Anthropocene"

Adam Strantz (English), "Data Visualization as Inquiry/Invention in the Digital Humanities"

What is Digitial Humanities?

Like the humanities, digital humanities can be challenging to define. At the Miami Libraries, we understand DH broadly, to include a wide variety of practices in which digital technologies facilitate research or learning in the humanities. These include, for example, computational analysis of cultural forms such as texts, images, or music, as well as teaching methods that leverage digital tools to provide new ways for learners to engage with questions or materials associated with human culture and values. We regard critical discourse surrounding digital humanities and the social function of digital technologies as not only within the scope of digital humanities, but as essential to its ethical practice.

Here at Miami, the Libraries work to provide access to digital humanities services and tools, and serve as a point of connection between students and faculty members who are engaged in digital humanities research.

Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about the 2020 Miami University Digital Humanities Forum, please contact:

Mark Dahlquist (
Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian

Katie Gibson (
Humanities Librarian