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Humanist Archives: Jan. 5, 2023, 8:21 a.m. Humanist 36.324 - events: on failure (SAS, London)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 324.
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        Date: 2023-01-04 15:57:23+00:00
        From: Michael Donnay <>
        Subject: 'Reframing Failure' Seminar Series

Dear Colleagues,

The Digital Humanities Research Hub
<> at the School of Advanced Study,
University of London is excited to announce the remainder of the programme
for our virtual seminar series, *Reframing Failure*

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.

If you have any questions about the series, please email the facilitators
Anna-Maria Sichani and Michael Donnay at

Seminar 2: DH broken - Between experimentation and degradation

Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 17:00 GMT

In digital humanities, things break. All the time. Whether a project has
come to the end of its life or is an early prototype, ‘brokenness’ is
something digital humanities practitioners will need to address. What can
we learn from these encounters with brokenness and how can that shape
future projects? Panellists include:

   -   Jenny Mitcham (Digital Preservation Coalition)
   -   Arianna Ciula (King's Digital Lab)
   -   Sara Namusoga-Kaale (Makere University)
   -   Frances Corry (University of Pennsylvania)
   -   Jentery Sayers (University of Victoria)
   -   Jane Winters (School of Advanced Study) - Chair

Seminar 3: Rejected - failed funding bids, project proposals and job

Wednesday 8 March 2023 at 17:00 GMT

Rejection is an essential part of the current academic landscape and
everyone has a collection of failed funding bids, project proposals and job
applications. What can we learn from these rejections? Panellists include:

   -   Lauren Tuckley (Georgetown University)
   -   Naomi Wells (School of Advanced Study)

   Additional speakers to be announced.

Seminar 4: It’s complicated: collaborations and partnerships

Thursday 23 March 2023 at 17:00 GMT

A common challenge for digital humanities projects - and a place where many
stumble - is managing collaborations across disciplines, cultures, and
communities of practice. These differences raise questions of translation,
inclusivity, and workplace norms for digital humanities practitioners.
Panellists include:

   -   Ruth Ahnert (Queen Mary University of London)
   -   Helen Graham (University of Leeds)
   -   Arran Rees (University of Leeds)
   -   Emma Jaster (Laboratory for Global Performance & Politics)
   -   Daniela Major (School of Advanced Study)
   -   Caio Mello (School of Advanced Study)
   -   Jennifer Stertzer (University of Virginia)

Seminar 5: Communicating failure

Thursday 11 May 2023 at 17:00 GMT

Failure can be challenging to talk about, especially in the formal
publication venues that count for researcher’s career advancement. What can
we do to expose the ‘messiness’ of digital research when we discuss our
work? Panellists include:

   -   Britt Amell (Carleton University)
   -   Nabeel Siddiqui (Susquehanna University)
   -   Janneke Adema (Coventry University)
   -   Gabby Boddard (School of Advanced Study)
   -   Annika Rockenberger (University of Oslo)

Seminar 6: After failure

Tuesday 23 May 2023 at 17:00 GMT

If failure forms an essential part of scholarly practice, what comes after
failure? How can national organisations encourage failing productively? Are
there alternative approaches to research, such as ‘slow scholarship’ or
‘failure as methodology’, that can be integrated into our own research
methods? Panellists include:

   -   Lisa Goddard (University of Victoria)
   -   Scott B. Weingart (National Endowment for the Humanities)
   -   David Stevenson (Queen Mary University of London)
   -   Joris van Zundert (Huygens - KNAW)

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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