Announcing DH Bytes – Digital Humanities Seminars this semester

The Otago University Digital Humanities Initiative and OU Library are pleased to announce the DH Bytes seminar series, which follow on from last year’s Open Hours Discussions in the Digital Humanities Hub | Te Pōkapu Matihiko o Te Kete Aronui.

DH Bytes are a series of three, themed, interdisciplinary seminars in semester one 2020, that will happen monthly on Thursdays at 1pm in the Central Library. They will focus on collaboration, conversation, and connection across disciplines, programmes, departments, and projects both critical and generative.

Showcasing generative thinking and work-in-progress in the digital realm, and deepening the work of cross-pollinating thinking and practice between and across disciplines.


The seminars will begin on Thursday 26 March at 1pm, and then every four weeks for the rest of the semester.

Date Theme Presenters
26 March 2020 Digital Data Drama in the Humanities OU Library – Alexander Ritchie and Judy Fisher
23 April 2020 Placing the Digital in the Humanities Presenters TBC
21 May 2020 Teaching in/the Digital Humanities Presenters TBC


Each seminar will feature two (groups of) presenters who will talk for 15 minutes each on a project, a work-in-progress, or on recent developments in their field. Coffee, kai, and discussion will follow.


These informal 50 minute sessions are open to all across the University community, and we encourage interested postgraduate and undergraduate students, academics and professional staff to join us.

Kilobyte – CC BY-NC


Monthly on Thursdays at 1pm in semester time


Seminar Room 6 (SR6), first floor of the Central Library | Te Iho Mātauranga Matua o Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtago


Postgraduate and Undergraduate students, Academic and Professional staff – no advance registration required, but we always appreciate knowing in advance if you are planning to come along!


Alexander Ritchie alexander [dot] ritchie [at]

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