[Open Hours – Week 4] DH as.is.under.against Neoliberalism

Join us on Friday 16 November for a one hour discussion between 12 noon and 1pm at the Digital Humanities Hub in the fourth of our weekly Open Hours!

Topic – Neoliberalism, the Academy, and the Digital (in the) Humanities

This session circles back on digital wing to address one of the named spectres haunting Stewart Varner’s ‘What DH Could Be?’ piece from Open Hours Week One: Digital Humanities as ‘neoliberalism in the humanities’.

Join us for some respectfully robust discussion about neoliberalism in the academy and how ‘Digital Humanities’ might cause, enable, benefit from, and/or resist the current neoliberal organisational milieu in which we live and work.

Reading – The Dark Side of Digital Humanities

These four short pieces from North American scholars are versions of papers presented at  2013 MLA Convention in Boston, Massachusetts.

Projects – Occupy MLA


A netprov (networked improvised narrative) initiated by Mark C. Marino and Rob Wittig in 2011 inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement. Anonymously as OccupyMLA, they used new media both to explore methods of creating literary fiction, and also to encourage discussion of the issues affecting non-tenure track (NTT) and other contingent academic staff within higher education in the USA and beyond.

WHEN: 12pm – 1pm, Friday 16 November 2018

WHERE: Digital Humanities Hub, Room 1W3, First Floor, Arts Building

WHO: Anyone in the University community – there’s no advance registration required, but we always appreciate knowing in advance if you are planning to come along!

LIBRARIANS: alexander ritchie alexander.ritchie@otago.ac.nz and Christopher Seay christopher.seay@otago.ac.nz

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