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Friday, May 29 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Building Connections across DH and Computers & Writing: A HASTAC/C&W Simulcast/Cross-Conference Dialog

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Our unique roundtable emerges from ongoing efforts within the digital humanities and computers and writing communities to create dialogue across the two fields. Examples of such efforts include the 2011 Computers and Writing Conference Town Hall titled, “Are You a Digital Humanist?” and a Twitter and Google docs discussion (#cwdhped) that took place this summer (see http://bit.ly/1wO2Pqg). The goal of the the #cwdhped was to create opportunities for these two different but related academic communities to come together.

We share common concerns about teaching with/about technology, new media theory, and the future of scholarly communication. Yet-- as Cheryl Ball out it in the Google Document exchanges-- "these two groups don’t hardly ever ;) share their knowledge, mostly because there’s so little space for this kind of conversation.” Our session is an effort to push forward such a conversation via three-minute lightning talks [or position statements] followed by a moderated discussion between the panelists and audience around the following questions:

* What are the connections or disconnections between the ‘Computers and Writing’ community and the ‘Digital Humanities’ community?

* What are the benefits of engagement across these communities?

* What are the obstacles limiting productive connections?

Our goal is to hold our panel simultaneously at both the HASTAC conference at Michigan State and the Computers and Writing conference at the University of Wisconsin, which is also scheduled for the weekend of May 30, 2015. Joint proposals will be submitted to each conference and through some careful scheduling and simple simulcast technologies, we hope to create a real time space where these two groups can come together.

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Kathie Gossett

Asst Professor of Digital Humanities, Iowa State University
Digital dissertations, building digital tools, user experience, medieval rhetoric
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Trent Kays

Assistant Professor, Hampton University
Writer, rhetorician, & internet researcher. HBCU Prof. Intellectual nomad. Polemicist. Buddhist. Queer. Volunteer. Uncle. I aim to misbehave. Don't panic.
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Steven Krause

Professor, Eastern Michigan University
Professor in English Language and Literature at Eastern Michigan University. I teach and study writing, rhetoric, technology, MOOCs, pedagogy, social media, etc., not always in that order. On Twitter @stevendkrause

Amanda Licastro

Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric, Stevenson University
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Liza Potts

Director of WIDE Research, Michigan State University, United States of America
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Jennifer Sano-Franchini

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech

Friday May 29, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
Centennial Room Kellogg Center

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