DLAC Events

Past Events

Dr. Moya Bailey Talk, "#robinhoodfail: The Ethics of Public Scholarship and the Digital Liberal Arts"

Dr. Moya Bailey

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
JRC 101

We are so excited to welcome Moya Bailey to Grinnell! Dr. Bailey is an assistant professor in the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies and the program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University. Her work focuses on Black women’s use of digital media to promote social justice as acts of self-affirmation and health promotion. As a founder of#transformdh, she is at the center of the critical digital humanities movement, a movement that seeks to prioritize questions of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability in digital humanities projects. Dr. Bailey is the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network, and she also coined the term “misogynoir.”

Dr. Bailey will give a public lecture on Thursday, April 20th, at 7:30 pm in JRC 101 entitled "#robinhoodfail: The Ethics of Public Scholarship and the Digital Liberal Arts".

Her visit is being co-sponsored by the Department of Gender, Women's, and Gender Studies, the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights, and Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry.

Digital Storytelling: Transcending Text with New Media

Veronica Pejril
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:30pm
The Digital Liberal Arts Lab (DLab) in the Forum

Attendees will learn how digital storytelling assignments can empower students to create more compelling and persuasive stories than text-alone may allow. We will observe some

examples of how digital storytelling can be integral to community-based participatory research, social justice studies and social activism. Finally, we will brainstorm about how these practices can play a useful role in pedagogy, from assignment-design to implementation and assessment-methods.

"So you want to start a podcast?" Publishing Spoken-Word and Oral Histories with New Media

Veronica Pejril
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm  
The Digital Liberal Arts Lab (DLab), in the Forum

Attendees will learn about podcasting's short history, gain perspective into what creates a compelling web-based audio product, and practice the kinds of audio editing and production techniques necessary to make great audio stories. This workshop is open to all students.

Podcasting Workshop

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

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.

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

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

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.

Roopika Risam Talk, "Decolonizing Digital Humanities"

Roopika Risam
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Burling Library  

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.

VoiceThread Workshop

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

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.

Students Making Media: Assigning and Assessing Media Production

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

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.