Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 400. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org  From: luctsdh
Subject: Textual Studies & the Nonhuman Turn: A Symposium (49)  From: Samantha Blickhan Subject: Workshop hosts sought (68) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2019-11-14 07:22:52+00:00 From: luctsdh Subject: Textual Studies & the Nonhuman Turn: A Symposium Textual Studies & the Nonhuman Turn: A Symposium The Martin J. Svaglic Fall Lecture with Matthew Cohen + Branka Arsiæ Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 || 4:30-6:00pm Information Commons, 4th Floor || Loyola University Chicago Free and Open to the Public This symposium, supported by the Martin J.Svaglic Chair in Textual Studies, the Department of English, and the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, opens a conversation about archives, the nonhuman, archiving the nonhuman, and nonhuman archives. While the symposium will hold special interest for scholars and students of the archive, textual studies, the lyric, 19th-century American literature and the environment, and the nonhuman turn, all are welcome to attend. Formal talks will be followed by questions and conversation. Light refreshments will be served. In "Walt Whitman's Leaves" Matt Cohen (Professor of English, University of Nebraska) looks not only at Leaves of Grass, the work most insistently unfolding Whitman's poetic identity, but also at the other leaves in Whitman's books - leaves from trees, collected and pressed, given to Whitman by friends and would-be lovers - to wonder what they might tell us about the metaphor of leaves in his poetry and his purposeful linking of the world of print and the natural world. While the pressed leaves in his books and scrapbooks are sometimes discarded by libraries, removed by digital algorithms, and overlooked by critics, Whitman's preservation of these leaves was at once an act of archiving and of messaging, of connecting with nature and of decontextualizing it. The leaves in the archive of books and documents Whitman left behind offer an opportunity to learn from the relationships among trees, books, people, and poems. In "Butterfly Tropics: Dickinson, the Archive and Aerial Poetics" Branka Arsiæ (Charles and Lynn Zhang Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University) investigates Dickinson's obsession with transmutation and invisible continuities among discrete bodies promised by entomological life forms to raise the question of how such a preoccupation governs her understanding of the poetic form, as well as what it does for her manner of archiving poetry in fascicles, sets, envelopes, letters or, simply, boxes and chest drawers. In her talk she attends to the slow and porous emergence of Dickinson's poem beginning "Two Butterflies went out at Noon -", following its variant forms to reflect on what they tell us about Dickinson's understanding of presence, memory and time. Attachments: nonhuman_turn_symposium.jpg: https://dhhumanist.org/att/79927/att00/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2019-11-13 16:38:30+00:00 From: Samantha Blickhan Subject: Workshop hosts sought Dear Humanist list, We are a group of practitioners and researchers from cultural heritage and academic organisations putting together a bid for funding. We are seeking a venue to host the key activity in our bid. Would you or your staff benefit from taking part in an immersive, creative experience designed to capture expertise on crowdsourcing in cultural heritage with leading international experts? Do you have a space suitable for a group of 12-15 people to collaborate to write a book in a week? If so, we want to hear from you! As part of the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council's (AHRC) / UK-US Collaboration for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions Partnership Development Grants (https://ahrc.ukri.org/funding/apply-for-funding/current-opportunities/uk-us- collaboration-for-digital-scholarship-in-cultural-institutions-partnership- development-grants-opportunity/), we are proposing a book sprint in Spring 2020, to create a resource for practitioners and participants in crowdsourcing efforts, as well as to support the creation of a community of practice around crowdsourcing and digitally-enabled participation. Serving as a host might ideally suit an organisation with experience in community building via in-person projects who wish to explore digital public participation. Space will be reserved in the sprint for 1-2 members of the host institution. Book sprints are week-long, intensive writing collaborations, facilitated by experts. The Book Sprint FAQ (https://www.booksprints.net/faqs/) says: 'Book Sprints rely on a central meeting room where everyone meets every day. This should have natural light and a central table. Large wall space suitable for sticky notes is essential. Break-out spaces for smaller group discussion nearby are good to have. Ideally, a Book Sprint takes place in a secluded, distraction-free place away from the usual work environment.' We expect that discussion will raise lots of questions about areas for future research or development, so we aim to follow our book sprint with a short half-day session to capture ideas about problems that a future funded project could help address. We're particularly keen to hear from institutions near, but not in, major U.S. travel hubs. This is partly for logistical reasons - some participants will need to travel internationally - and partly a recognition that capital cities get more opportunities than other locations. If you are able to act as a host for the book sprint, please reach out to Samantha Blickhan (email@example.com ) by 22 November, 2019. Please note that the deadline for submitting proposals to the AHRC is December 8, 2019. We look forward to hearing from you! Samantha Blickhan, Zooniverse & Adler Planetarium Meghan Ferriter, Library of Congress Mia Ridge, British Library -- Samantha Blickhan, Ph.D. IMLS Postdoctoral Fellow Humanities Lead for Zooniverse The Adler Planetarium, Chicago IL www.zooniverse.org @snblickhan pronouns: she/her/hers _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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