The AADHum Initiative’s 2018–2019 programming shines a spotlight on work that is intentionally digital, and intentionally Black, by amplifying researchers who are actively working at the intersections of African American history, culture, and digital humanities. AADHum Intensives will feature a single researcher or small research team, allowing the AADHum community to focus on their work while also participating in an open format meant to foster learning, discussion, and progress. AADHum Intensives will further distill the most powerful elements of AADHum’s hallmark activities (workshops, reading groups and incubators) to facilitate the creation of excellent digital humanities work:
presentation. dialogue. skill building.
Presentation: each researcher or small research team will deliver a brief talk contextualizing the development of their digital project
Dialogue: all participants will engage with the researcher or small research team, with the goal of providing purposeful feedback and fostering discussion of two key theoretical or disciplinary readings that ground their project
Skill building: AADHum and/or MITH staff will facilitate an exercise to demonstrate, develop, or refine a key technical skill relevant to the project
Monday, October 1, 2–3:30pm (rescheduled for October 29); Monday, November 5, 2–3:30pm; Monday, November 26, 2–3:30pm
all AADHum Intensives will be held in the MITH Conference Room, 0301 Hornbake Library