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Humanist Archives: Nov. 3, 2022, 6:53 a.m. Humanist 36.230 - events: Reframing Failure (London)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 230.
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        Date: 2022-11-02 13:39:00+00:00
        From: Michael Donnay <>
        Subject: 'Reframing Failure' Seminar - 15 November

Dear Colleagues,

The Digital Humanities Research Hub at the School of Advanced Study,
University of London invites you to attend the first session of our virtual
seminar series, *Reframing Failure, *on Tuesday, 15 November.

Most of us recognise that failure is an unavoidable part of any scholarly
endeavour - let alone life - especially for people who work across
disciplines. Yet, for something so central to our experience, it often sits
at the periphery of our writing, training, and professional discourse.

The Reframing Failure seminar series explores how we can reframe failure 
within the digital humanities: the ways we can learn from it, talk about it, 
and hopefully reconsider our collective relationship to it.

Conceived as a series of conversations, Reframing Failure presents an
opportunity to reflect on practice. It welcomes those from within and
outside the digital humanities and takes an international and
interdisciplinary approach to failure.

Reframing Failure is a virtual seminar series hosted by the Digital
Humanities Research Hub <> at the
School of Advanced Study, University of London. If you have any questions
about the series, please email the facilitators Anna-Maria Sichani and
Michael Donnay at

Seminar 1: Setting the Failure Agenda

Tuesday, 15 November 2022 at 17:00 GMT

In 2012 Lisa Spiro wrote, ‘Not all experiments succeed as originally
imagined, but the digital humanities community recognizes the value of
failure in the pursuit of innovation’. A decade later, what does failure
mean for the digital humanities community today? If there is value in
failure, how do we create the space to fail ‘better’? Panellists include:

   -   Quinn Dombrowski (Stanford)
   -   David de Roure (Oxford)
   -   Jane Winters (School of Advanced Study)
   -  Anna-Maria Sichani (School of Advanced Study) - Chair

Register here. <>

We will be hosting additional seminars in 2023 - the schedule for these
will be announced shortly.


Michael Donnay (he/him) Digital Projects Officer, Digital Humanities
Research Hub (DHRH)
School of Advanced Study 
University of London
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

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