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Becoming a Digital Humanist

January 18

Dr. Rebecca Wingo (Macalester College) will give a talk on the digital humanities. Dr. Wingo is a historian of the Indigenous and American West. Her most recent manuscript, Homesteading the Plains: Towards New History, will release in Spring 2017; it incorporates network analysis of rural Nebraska homesteaders. Dr. Wingo is currently the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Liberal Arts at Macalester College, where she works with faculty to integrate digital tools in both research and teaching. Here is the abstract of her talk, titled "Becoming a Digital Humanist."

I am the product of one of the last generations to grow up without the assumption of a computer at home. I started my first year at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2001. A lot of things changed that Fall. It was the first year of the Carolina Computing Initiative that required all incoming freshmen to own a laptop; all the classrooms were renovated to include ethernet cables (there was no wifi); and the dorms were hard wired as well. This world--that now seems prehistoric--was only 15 years ago. The internet was so new that programmers were still trying to figure out which languages could communicate best with browsers and each other. So how is it that the first digital history project was conceived in 1993? What have we learned since then and how have we applied it? And how on earth did I become a digital humanist when I didn't even have wifi in college?  If I'm honest, much about my educational and work trajectory was accidental. I suggest that students today can be more intentional about their education, and that they can take the initiative to turn their classes into digital work spaces. This is my story about how I am still becoming a digital humanist, and how you can (and should) outpace me.

Upcoming events
Date Event
Jan 18 78 pm Becoming a Digital Humanisthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/becoming-a-digital-humanist/50795Alumni Hall
Feb 20 4:305:30 pm Third Annual Matthias Wahlstrom Lecturehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/third-annual-matthias-wahlstrom-lecture/50890Beck Hall 101
Feb 24 1:304:30 pm Faculty Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-meeting-26/48915Alumni Hall
Mar 23 Lindau Residency in Conservative Thought - Dr. Robert Georgehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/lindau-residency-in-conservative-thought-dr-robert-george/50534Gustavus Campus
Mar 22 78 pm The Hidden Stories of St. Peter's Immigrantshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-hidden-stories-of-st-peter-s-immigrants/49480St Peter Community Center, 600 South Fifth Street, Suite 219
Apr 7 2:304:30 pm Faculty Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-meeting-26/48916Alumni Hall
Apr 11 6:308:30 pm Asking for the Impossible - Lecture by Dr. Azriel Bibliowiczhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/asking-for-the-impossible-lecture-by-dr-azriel-bibliowicz/51241Olin Hall Room 103
May 6 Honors Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/honors-d/38016Gustavus Campus
May 18 10:30 am to noon Faculty Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-meeting-26/48917Alumni Hall
Past events
Date Event
Dec 15, 2016 9:30 am to noon Faculty Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-meeting-26/48914Alumni Hall
810 am Workshop Series for Student Employment Supervisors and Academic Advisorshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/workshop-series-for-student-employment-supervisors-and-academic-advisors/49484The Dive on Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and Dec. 15, location TBD on Oct. 20
Dec 8, 2016 78 pm 2016 Art and Language Showcasehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/2016-art-and-language-showcase/50269Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
78 pm Exploring Sign Languages Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/exploring-sign-languages-meeting/50357Humanities Resource Room (Confer 230)
Dec 5, 2016 1:302:30 pm Intro to CALL Certificate Sessionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/intro-to-call-certificate-sessions/50444Humanities Resource Room (Confer 230), Culpeper Language Learning Center (Vickner 108)
Dec 1, 2016 78 pm Exploring Sign Languages Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/exploring-sign-languages-meeting/50355Humanities Resource Room (Confer 230)
Nov 30, 2016 45:30 pm Russian Advent Teahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/russian-advent-tea/50688Phi Beta Kappa Room
Nov 22, 2016 11:30 am to 12:30 pm HLC Interim Report Feedback Session #3https://gustavus.edu/calendar/hlc-interim-report-feedback-session-3/50525Rundquist Room (Campus Center 210)
Nov 21, 2016 2:303:30 pm HLC Interim Report Feedback Session #2https://gustavus.edu/calendar/hlc-interim-report-feedback-session-2/50524Board Room (Campus Center 201)
1:302:30 pm Intro to CALL Certificate Sessionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/intro-to-call-certificate-sessions/50443Humanities Resource Room (Confer 230), Culpeper Language Learning Center (Vickner 108)