EVENTS

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Jan
20
Sat
WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Jan 20 – Mar 23 all-day
WATER Puerto Rico......Flint a Human Right Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right Exhibition Reception

A solo exhibition featuring Karen Hampton, MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies.

JANUARY 19 – MARCH 23, 2018
RECEPTION JANUARY 19, 5-7PM, REMARKS AT 6:15PM

Join us Friday, January 19, 2018 from 5-7PM for the opening reception for WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right a solo exhibition featuring the work of Karen Hampton at the MSU Union Art Gallery. Opening Remarks will be offered at 6:15PM.

Artist Statement:
I am a conceptual mixed media artist, addressing issues of colorism and race in my works. I seek to break stereotypes and address issues related to my life. My artwork is steeped in oral history and expresses the narrative of those whose stories have not yet been fully told. As a storyteller, I impart conceptualized stories about the “other” in society. I view myself as a vehicle for ancestral stories to transcend history and remain part of the historical record. The canvas of my artwork is fabric, which I age and imbue with conceptualized images of a forgotten part of the American story. Using images and text, I embed the cloth with the hopes and visions of my ancestors, particularly those whose stories that have remained invisible. Whether woven or stitched, every time my weft crosses the warp or my needle pierces the cloth, I reach through another layer of scorched earth that slavery has left behind and work to reframe critical issues of race.

Karen Hampton is a Michigan State University, Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. Hampton joins us from Los Angeles, CA for the 2017-2018 academic year. Her exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design along with the generous support of others including the College of Arts & Letters, Creating Excellence Funding Program from the Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, Office of the Provost, and the MSU Federal Credit Union. Additionally she will be offering a public lecture about her work on January 30 at 6PM in 107 S. Kedzie Hall.

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.

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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
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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Mar
29
Thu
Visiting Scholar Lecture: Dr. Elizabeth Sanders @ 107, South Kedzie Hall
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visiting Scholar Lecture: Dr. Elizabeth Sanders @ 107, South Kedzie Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Dr. Elizabeth Sanders introduced many of the tools and methods being used today to drive and/ or inspire design from a human-centered perspective. Sanders teaches Design at The Ohio State University and is the founder of MakeTools. Recently she co-authored Convivial Toolbox: Generative Research for the Front End Design.

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.

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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
12
Thu
Visiting Scholar Lecture: Dr. Joanne Turney @ 107, South Kedzie Hall
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visiting Scholar Lecture: Dr. Joanne Turney @ 107, South Kedzie Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Dr. Joanne Turney is a Design Historian specializing in textiles and fashion as material culture. Turney teaches at the University of Southhampton, Winchester School of Art in the UK. Her book, The Culture of Knitting, is seminal knitwear research and is the framework for understanding the complicated position of knitwear in contemporary culture.

Apr
14
Sat
Broad Art Lab to open on April 14 and 15
Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broad Art Lab to open on April 14 and 15

MSU students in Museum Studies and the Art History Student Association have been working since November to prepare the first exhibition in the new Broad Art Lab across the street from the Broad Art Museum. Twelve students helped to chose pieces from the museum’s collection, wrote labels and worked on the installation. Their efforts are coordinated by Art History faculty members Susan J. Bandes (also Museum Studies) and Jon Frey and a team from the Broad Art Museum. The is a wonderful opportunity for the community to become acquainted/reacquainted with significant museum holdings and is the first of the collection exhibitions that are envisioned for this new space.

 

Open to the public: 

April 14 – 5pm to 7pm

April 15 – 12pm go 4pm

 

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