EVENTS

Calendar

Mar
15
Thu
Tool Time: Antconc @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library
Mar 15 @ 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Tool Time: Antconc @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This is a time to get a quick demo of a digital scholarship tool; today’s tool is Antconc (http://www.laurenceanthony.net/software/antconc/), for corpus and textual analysis. Come get a walk-through of what this tool is useful for.

Register here

Mar
22
Thu
Global Digital Humanities Symposium @ Green Room, Main Library
Mar 22 – Mar 23 all-day
Global Digital Humanities Symposium @ Green Room, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Join presenters and attendees from around the world for a 1.5 day Symposium on issues relating to the humanities and the digital from a global perspective! This Symposium is free and open to the public. Please register by March 9.

Mar
26
Mon
Screening of Charles Burnett’s KILLER OF SHEEP @ B122 Wells Hall
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm
Screening of Charles Burnett's KILLER OF SHEEP @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Prior to James Naremore’s talk on March 28, there will be a screening of his 1990 film To Sleep With Anger. Vagabond Harry (Danny Glover) pays an unexpected visit to his old chum Gideon (Paul Butler), who accepts the aimless man into his home, despite the fact that the household is already overcrowded. Hard-drinking yet charismatic, Harry both entertains and enrages Gideon and his wife, Suzie (Mary Alice). However, after Gideon falls gravely ill, Harry decides to step in and take his friend’s place in the household. Unfortunately, his intentions are far from pure, and the consequences are tragic.

Mar
28
Wed
A Crash Course in Research Data Management @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
A Crash Course in Research Data Management @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Have you ever lost a project file? Been unable to find the most recent version of a document? Suffered hard drive failure or had your laptop stolen? Been unable to open old files? Been told your data management plan wasn’t detailed enough? Forgotten which file was which? Even small research projects can generate enough data and digital material to become confusing and vulnerable to loss. Start your next project (or class) out with a plan to keep your project organized and your data safe, from inception until you are ready to share, reuse, or revisit the project whether next month or years from now. This workshop will provide strategies and insights for managing your data for effective collaboration, to meet funder requirements, or to preserve it for reuse or sharing in the future. Part of the MSU Digital Humanities Workshop series, this introductory workshop is open to anyone – students, faculty, staff, the public – from any disciplinary background.

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Apr
2
Mon
American History X Screening @ B117 Wells Hall
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm
American History X Screening @ B117 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

A film screening and discussion with Film Producer John Morrissey, who in addition to producing American History X is currently producing the documentary A Murder in Mansfield directed by legendary documentarian Barbara Kopple. Free and open to all.

Apr
3
Tue
Introduction to Game Making with Twine @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Introduction to Game Making with Twine @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Twine is a powerful yet accessible tool for creating text-based games and interactive fictions that has many potentials for classrooms of all kinds. Twine has been used to create notable games such as the award-winning, controversial Depression Quest, and has been a platform for marginalized game developers to create and share their own stories. This workshop will introduce how Twine can be used to empower student voices in a similar way, and how Twine can model digital rhetorics, narratives, concepts, and theories for the Digital Humanities classroom and beyond. By the end of the workshop, participants will know how to create their own Twine games, and how Twine can contribute to their own projects.

Register here

Apr
9
Mon
Graduate Student Digital Humanities Social
Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Graduate Student Digital Humanities Social

This semester, there will be two social events for Grad students interested in Digital Humanities. These socials are open to any grad student, regardless of discipline! There will be sandwiches, soda, and dessert provided, so stop by!

Thursday, March 1, 5:00-7:00pm

Monday, April 9, 5:00-7:00pm

The location is being confirmed.

Apr
19
Thu
Tool Time: Voyant Tools @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library
Apr 19 @ 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Tool Time: Voyant Tools @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This is a time to get a quick demo of a digital scholarship tool; today’s tool is Voyant (http://voyant-tools.org/), for textual analysis and visualization. Come get a walk-through of what this tool is useful for.

Register here

Aug
31
Fri
“A Place at the Table” Screening & Reception @ East Arbor Architecture + Gallery
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"A Place at the Table" Screening & Reception @ East Arbor Architecture + Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

A Place at the Table is in many ways an MSU project because it features interviews with MSU graduate students, faculty, and staff who attended the 2017 Women’s March.

The 17-minute film attempts to unpack the experience of the 2017 March on Lansing, featuring the voices of 16 attendees. The interviewees reflect on three questions: why they attended the march, what the experience was like, and what we can do to keep the momentum of the march going. As we hear their disembodied voices, we see footage of the march that brings to life the collective experience of that day. The film features diverse voices: Latinxs, American Indian, Black, Queer, and others.

This event is free and open to the public, so come along and bring your friends and family. In case you need more incentive, there will be free food and drinks for all.

The screening is sponsored by Michigan State University, the College of Arts and Letters, the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, The Doc Lab, the Department of Media and Information, the Diversity Research Network-Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, the Center for Gender in Global Context, and the Chicano/Latino Studies Program.

Sep
6
Thu
Getting Started with Digital Humanities @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library)
Sep 6 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Getting Started with Digital Humanities @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library) | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This introductory workshop provides Digital Humanities beginners with an overview of Digital Humanities values, project examples, and a chance to try some beginner tools and techniques. Presented by Devin Higgins, Megan Kudzia, Kristen Mapes, and Brandon Locke.