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Thursday, May 12

4:00pm MST

Monster Collaborations: Approaching the Frankenstein Bicentennial through the Humanities and Informal STEM Learning
We would like to propose a custom session around a newly launched interdisciplinary effort that we think aligns closely with the HASTAC 2016 theme. This four-year project on transmedia public engagement will culminate in a set of activities timed to the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, using this pervasive modern myth to engage public audiences around contemporary science-in-society questions. The project’s major activities (abstract attached in separate file) include the creation of a digital museum for curating and sharing a wide range of digital artifacts, a set of Frankenstein’s Footlocker activity kits for use in science centers, museums and other supervised settings, and a series of maker challenges and activities using easily available materials.

This custom session will introduce the project and discuss its potential as a compelling model for research that unites approaches from the digital humanities, social sciences, museum studies, design and allied fields. Since all of the grant’s principal investigators are based fully or primarily at ASU, we have a unique opportunity to introduce the HASTAC community to a diverse collaborative research team (and vice versa) to share work in progress on a major humanities-focused effort.

For the panel we would request either 60 or 90 minutes, depending on the wisdom of the program committee, to achieve three primary goals:

1) lay out the current status of the project through short presentations from project investigators

2) play-test prototype activities from the Footlocker and maker challenges to solicit feedback from HASTAC attendees

3) leave time for higher-level discussion about the project as an example of (we hope) broadly impactful, publicly engaged humanities research.

Thursday May 12, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm MST
COOR 195 975 S Myrtle Ave Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85281
  Arts and Media, Custom Session
  • Session Location COOR 195
Friday, May 13

10:30am MST

A Digital Renaissance: Innovating in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Technology has proven to have a great impact on humanistic research in recent years, with many scholars working with and around digital media, the social web, and software that bears on traditional humanities techniques. Highlighting the use of digital humanities scholarship in medieval and early modern studies, this panel is in deep conversation with the past and the present as panelists discuss projects ranging from text analysis tools, dynamic websites, and educational games. Inherently interdisciplinary, these projects can work to increase public engagement with typically academic scholarship, as well as offer new and innovative perspectives on canonical authors that include Shakespeare and Chaucer. As scholarship and pedagogy are increasingly born digital, it is urgently necessary to be able to navigate our humanistic history and origins with a mind to bringing this material and analytical insight to current students, academia, and the learning public. This panel will bring together scholars working in several fields who are working on individual and collaborative digital humanities in the medieval and early modern periods. Brief presentations will foster a broader conversation with HASTAC 2016 conference attendees in order to reimagine and assess digital tools and approaches to humanities scholarship, and projects will be made available for interaction. This panel is sponsored by the HASTAC TAMeR group.

Friday May 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am MST
COOR 195 975 S Myrtle Ave Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85281
  Arts and Media, Custom Session
  • Session Location COOR 195