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Roopika Risam Workshop, "Digital Humanities Pedagogies for Social Justice"

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:30pm
Digital Liberal Arts Lab
Roopika Risam

 

Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English at Salem State University, will be visiting campus March 11th and 12th.  During her time here, she will give a workshop entitled, "Digital Humanities Pedagogies for Social Justice," Saturday from 10 am to 1:30 pm in the DLab.  

This workshop offers a hands-on approach to designing social justice-oriented digital humanities assignments for the classroom. We will explore the applications of existing digital humanities projects that foreground cutting edge approaches to the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and nation to curricular goals. We will further consider how to develop classroom projects that blend social justice and digital methods from the ground up. The workshop will emphasize how to approach difference through digital humanities from a pedagogical framework and how to design these social justice projects at scopes and scales that are appropriate for the classroom. Participants will leave with assignment ideas they have developed, along with access to ideas generated across the workshop. 

A light lunch will be served.  

 

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This event is being co-sponsored by the DLAC, the Center for the Humanities, and Digital Bridges.

Roopika Risam Talk, "Decolonizing Digital Humanities"

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Burling Library
Roopika Risam
Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English, Salem State University

 

Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English at Salem State University, will be visiting campus March 11th and 12th.  During her time here, she will give a lecture entitled, "Decolonizing Digital Humanities: Towards New Communities of Practice," Friday afternoon at 4 pm in Burling Library.  

 

As digital humanities has grown, the field and its methods have been subject to critique for their exclusions along lines of race, class, gender, nation, ability, and other axes of difference. The work of postcolonial digital humanities has taken up these concerns by examining the role that postcolonial theory plays in mediating and reframing the practices of digital humanities. This talk takes a critical look at what it means - and does not mean - to "decolonize" the digital humanities. It raises concern about the undertheorized ways that "decolonization" has been marshaled in response to digital humanities while examining how postcolonial critique can move the field forward and how it influences digital humanities practice in existing projects. 

 

Light refreshments will be served.

 

This event is being co-sponsored by the DLAC, the Center for the Humanities, and Digital Bridges.

 

Podcasting Workshop

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm
Digital Liberal Arts Lab
Gina Donovan
Grinnell College

 

Podcast audio files are posted to the internet and made available for download and subscription for the purposes of entertainment, sharing experiences, and dispersing information. Posted on blogs, websites, or available through iTunes, podcasts are typically available as a series with a common theme or single episodes that explore one topic in depth. Gina Donovan will lead a workshop about planning, recording, and posting a podcast for use in a class.

Light refreshments will be served.

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VoiceThread Workshop

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm
Forum
Digital Liberal Arts Lab
Gina Donovan
Grinnell College

 

VoiceThread is a software that allows you and your students to record or post photos, videos, or audio. After something is recorded or posted, the media can be shared with you or with the larger class to facilitate discussion, share information or experiences, or allow for graded speaking assignments. Gina Donovan will lead a workshop with demonstrations of the VoiceThread software in Blackboard, adding media to a course, and sharing that media with classmates.

Light refreshments will be served.

 

Students Making Media: Assigning and Assessing Media Production

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm
Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center
Room 209
Mike Conner
Grinnell College

 

Visual and aural media are a pervasive part of students’ lives and it is increasingly more important for students to learn to critically analyze and creatively craft messages in multimedia formats. This workshop will focus on helping students learn to create visual and aural media that persuasively, and even eloquently, communicates their message. Mike Conner will discuss why and how you might incorporate media production assignments into your course. Examples of media assignments include video essays, short films, podcasts, and oral storytelling.

Light refreshments will be served.