This event will present the four digital humanities research projects that were funded in the 2020 Summer MSU Digital Humanities Seed Grants in a series of lightning talks. The talks will be on the following projects:
- ‘Level 101 — A Video Game about Video Games’ – Justin Wigard
- ‘Transferring the website “Legacies of the Enlightenment” to MSU Commons’ – Valentina Denzel, Tracy Rutler, and Michael Stokes
- ‘CURBED3: Using DH Visualization to Understand Locality, Cultural Identity, and the Public Imaginary’ – Divya Victor, Julian Chambliss, and Natalie Phillips
- ‘The Puerto Rico Disaster Archive’ – Christina Boyles
Register to attend at https://forms.gle/Bt9JeA36oZGephTe7
Digital Humanities at MSU (DH@MSU) presents an annual Distinguished Lecture to the community, in which a speaker from off campus showcases their work. For 2020, the Distinguished Lecture is presented by Victoria Szabo, Research Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University, on “The Virtual in the Digital: Post-DH Approaches to Collaborative Scholarly Practice.”
Registration is required at: https://forms.gle/QjC6GvwoPR5mAeHz6
Mystical Phenomena in Modern Catholicism: An Illustrated Talk
with Prof. Paula Kane, Endowed Chair of Contemporary Catholic Studies
Thursday, October 8th, 7:30pm
Among the more unusual elements of Catholic mysticism is the tradition of stigmata, chosen persons who are marked supernaturally with the wounds of the crucified Christ. The lecture will address the case of an American stigmatic of the early twentieth century and the political uses made of such events for a Catholic population trying to adapt to American society.
Please register for the Zoom event:
Please see attached flyer for a compelling event on Dec. 2 with Dr. Swarnavel Pillai, Dr. Tamar M. Boyadjian, and artist and filmmaker Roger Kupelian to discuss his documentary film Dark Forest in the Mountain. We ask that you please view the film in advance. Please see the flyer for a link to the film, and the zoom link for the event
Jay Dolmage: Ableism, Access, and Inclusion: Disability in Higher Education Before, During and After Covid-19.
In this workshop, we will collaborate to address the ableist attitudes, policies, and practices that are built into higher education. We will also interrogate the minimal and temporary means we have been given to address inequities, and the cost such an approach has for disabled students and faculty. We will explore our own ableist biases, apologies and defenses in an effort to build tools for a much more accessible future at Michigan State, while we also examine how disability has been situated in higher education before, during and (someday) after Covid-19.
Keynote Lecture and Workshop | Indigenizing Shakespeare, Madeline Sayet: Friday, February 5th (Public Lecture at 2pm and MSU Workshop at 3:30pm)
- Lecture: “Native American Shakespeare: The Journey to Representation”: this lecture will examine the complex history of the relationship between Shakespeare’s plays and the indigenous peoples of America, from the onset of colonialism through the present day. Madeline will also share insights into how this intersection informs her own life and work, and the Native Theatre Movement at large.
- Workshop: In this session, Mohegan Director Madeline Sayet will guide participants through a process of creatively indigenizing Shakespeare for themselves. Participants will begin their own dynamic reimaginings of the plays and be empowered to make bold creative choices in their own work going forward.
- Also see the attached flyer with further details (and how to register), and contact Katie Knowles (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jyotsna Singh (email@example.com) for more information.
Please join Electric Marronage for the following artist talk.
The Electric Marronage Spring semester artist-in-residence is Rebecca Mwase, a Zimbabwean-American theater and performance artist, creative consultant, producer, educator and cultural organizer working at the intersection of art and social justice, http://www.rebeccamwase.com/. On Saturday, February 6th at 1pm ET Rebecca Mwase will be in conversation with Jessica Solomon at the online Critical Reproductive Health/Care Conference to explore the intersections of race, pain and care. Register for the conference at this link.
Margaret Price: Everyday Survival and Collective Action: What We Can Learn from Disabled Faculty in a Time of Unwellness
The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has raised startling questions about everyday life—for example, “How is it possible that I am required to do a full-time job while also providing full-time care for my family?” or “How can I negotiate questions of ‘safety’ with my co-workers, my community, even my closest loved ones?” These questions surged into the limelight in 2020, yet few realize that they were already active topics of conversation in small, interdependent communities of disabled, BIPOC, queer, and otherwise marginalized people. In this talk, Margaret Price draws upon data from a survey and interview study with disabled faculty (https://margaretprice.wordpress.com/disabled-faculty-study) to highlight themes such as “time,” “cost,” “technology,” and “accountability.” These themes not only teach us more about the everyday lives and strategies of disabled faculty members, but also demonstrate that all participants in higher education will benefit from a cultural shift toward shared accountability and interdependent forms of care.
“A Visionary New Build: The Department of African American and African Studies”
Presented by Tamura Lomax, Ph.D., and Ruth Nicole Brown, Ph.D., of the Department of African American and African Studies
Description: In this episode of Conversations with CAL, Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown and Dr. Tamura Lomax reveal their experiences joining MSU during a global pandemic and discuss the visionary new build of the Department of African American and African Studies.
RSVP LINK: https://msu.zoom.us/s/96416030134