The Digital Humanities Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks ASA conference attendees to participate in a session entitled Digital Shorts: New Platforms of Knowledge and Dissent. The session will consist of “lightning talks” in which participants describe digital projects in 3-5 minute presentations, receive community feedback, and discuss issues raised by the talks. These presentations may address current projects, developing ideas and project proposals, or activities related to digital humanities work such as publishing and teaching. Contexts for projects presented in this session can include academic research, public history and museums work, and archival and library work. There is no need to write a mini-paper or formal presentation. Speaking from slides, a website, or memory are all encouraged. We will have a computer/projector in the room with PowerPoint loaded and live Internet access available.
Digital Shorts will take place Friday, November 22nd from 10:00am to 11:45am at the annual conference at the Hilton Washington in Columbia Hall 9.
To sign-up, please email a brief abstract of your intended lightning presentation (250 words MAXIMUM), your name, and affiliation to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also accept additional presentations at the session, time permitting.
Important Note: This is informal, so you can (and should!) make a presentation even if your name appears elsewhere on the ASA program.
Lauren Tilton, Yale University (email@example.com)
Mary Battle, College of Charleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Katie Rawson, University of Pennsylvania (email@example.com)
Amanda Frisken, State University of New York, College at Old Westbury (FriskenA@oldwestbury.edu)