Debates in the Digital Humanities: Book Launch and Symposium

Friday, April 6, 2:30-5:00pm, 501 Cathedral of Learning.

Join us for our biggest event of the year!


Matthew K. Gold, Editor, CUNY Graduate Center
Doug Armato, Publisher, University of Minnesota Press
Jamie “Skye” Bianco, University of Pittsburgh
Elizabeth Losh, University of California at San Diego
Stephen Ramsay, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jentery Sayers, University of Victoria

From the publisher: “Debates in the Digital Humanities brings together leading figures in the field to explore its theories, methods, and practices and to clarify its multiple possibilities and tensions. Together, the essays—which will be published later as an ongoing, open-access website—suggest that the digital humanities is uniquely positioned to contribute to the revival of the humanities and academic life.”

Come test these claims and join in the debates!

“LongForm” Event with Jeanne Marie Laskas

Friday, January 20, 3:00-5:00pm, 501 Cathedral of Learning

Longform Journalism in the Age of the Short Attention Span: The Digital Renaissance of a Genre. Aaron Lammer and Max Linsky, the co-founders of Longform, will discuss the digital renaissance for longform journalism, how it came to pass and where it’s headed next.

DM@P Video Workshop

Wednesday, February 15, 11:00-1:00pm, G26 Catherdral of Learning [Computer Lab]

Facilitated by Studio Arts Professor Aaron Henderson and graduate students Erin Anderson, Steph Ceraso, and Trisha Campbell, this workshop is designed as a follow-up to our Fall Semetser workshop on basic video editing. Workshop participants will get hands-on experience manipulating footage, working with audio tracks, and applying effects in Adobe Premiere Pro, while also learning basic principles for approaching editing and visual rhythm.

This workshop is open to all Pitt faculty and grad students.

Special Humanities Center Event

Thursday, February 16, 12:30-2:00, 602 Cathedral of Learning

Roundtable on implications of Pitt’s Open Access policy for the humanities, with Jamie Bianco (English), Timothy Deliyannides (University Library System), Michael Madison (Law), Rush Miller (Library and Information Science) and Adam Shear (Religious Studies).

Humanities Center Events

Michael J. Madison, “The Challenges of Contemporary Fair Use.”

Friday, March 16, 2012 12-2:30pm, 501 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh

Michael J. Madison is a Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Innovation Practice Institute at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, specializing in the law, policy, and theory of intellectual property.

DM@P Forum focused on the event of the Arab Spring.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Speakers will include: Prof. Mohammed Bamyeh, Sociology, whose research expertise includes globalization, social movements, revolution, and Islam and was present in Cairo during the initial events of the Egyptian Revolution. Prof. Michael Goodhart, Politics, whose expertise includes democratic “control” over global decision-making, social justice, and democracy. Dr. Alice Mattoni, Sociology, whose research focuses on new media, politics, and “activist media practices.” These three speakers from Pitt will offer their thoughts on the Arab Spring, including the role that digital media played in these revolutions.