[#dhBytes Seminar UPDATE] POSTPONED until further notice | Digital Data Drama in the Humanities

It is with regret that we have decided to call off this DH Bytes seminar and others in the series planned for this semester.

This will probably come as no surprise to most of you, especially given the government and University announcements of Monday and the consequent necessary shifts in our ways of working, teaching, learning and researching.

We hope to revisit the series for Semester 2, and will be in touch when we are able to go ahead.

Take good care in these challenging and unsettling times!

Join us on Thursday 26 March at 1pm for the inaugural dhBytes seminar at 1pm in Seminar Room 6 at the University’s Central Library | Te Iho Mātauranga o Te Whare Wananga o Otago.

The session will feature two presenters from the University Library, Alexander Ritchie and Judy Fisher, who will each speak for 15 minutes on data and drama in the Humanities. Following that we will have some kai, coffee, and discussion. We will also offer an update on DH initiatives at Otago.

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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.

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[Open Hours] The End of the Beginning: Wrap-Up & Future Directions

Join us on Friday 5th July for an extended Open Hours discussion between 12 and 2pm at the Digital Humanities Hub | Te Pokapū Matihiko o Te Kete Aronui!

Topic – The End of the Beginning

Join us for this last session in the current iteration of Open Hours, as we reflect on our work so far and think about what comes next. We would like to hear how we have done, and what you would like to see happen in the Hub in the weeks and months to come!

For the last 9 months, Humanities Librarians have been hosting Open Hours presentations, discussions and drop-ins at the Digital Humanities Hub | Te Pōkapu Matihiko o Te Kete Aronui. We sought to offer gentle introductions to digital thinking, tools, methods and projects for humanities research and teaching. Our aim was to create an open forum for asking questions, exchanging ideas and methods, and forming connections with colleagues across ‘Digital’ Humanities and between disciplines at Otago.

Now, as we mark Puaka Matariki and anticipate the beginning of semester two in 2019, this pilot collaboration between the OU Library and the Otago DH group is coming to an end. We would love to hear your perspective, so join us for some collaborative critique, crackers and cake.

In many ways, I think you could turn around and look to the digital humanities not as a sign of the apocalypse but for paths out of this mess. Here’s a field that has been working for years on open access research and publication platforms, on ways to articulate and valorize work done outside of narrow, elite channels, and on how to value scholarship that’s collaborative and interdisciplinary.

The Digital in the Humanities: An Interview with Bethany Nowviskie | Melissa Dinsman interviews Bethany Nowviskie

dh People, Projects, & Presentations

In 2019, we have been privileged to host some fascinating Open Hours discussions covering topics ranging from digital art and 3d modelling, through machine learning and data wrangling, to audiovisual essays and visualisation:

WHEN: 12pm – 2pm, Friday 5th July 2019

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!

CONTACT: Alexander Ritchie alexander [dot] ritchie [at] otago.ac.nz