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Thursday, March 8, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Performing Arts & Humanities Building : 216

The Inclusion Imperative Program at UMBC's Dresher Center for the Humanities and the Media and Communication Studies Department invites you to a panel on digital humanities and difference.

March 8, 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. (with lunch)
Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Room 216

This panel will explore the role of digital humanities research as a teaching tool, now and in the future. Digital humanities is often defined as the thoughtful application of  digital tools and methodologies to humanistic inquiry. Keynote speaker Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English and Secondary English Education at Salem State University, will  discuss her latest project, Mapping W.E.B. DuBois. This project combines the study of literature with approaches to digital and technological literacy, supporting efforts to make humanities teaching more inclusive.

Four faculty panelists from a range of fields will also discuss how they came to digital humanities, their current research, how they integrate digital humanities into the classroom, and future directions for a diversity-focused and inclusive digital humanities curriculum.

Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English and Secondary Education, Salem State University
Drew Holladay, Assistant Professor, English
Tania Lizarazo, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication
Bryce Peake, Assistant Professor, Media and Communication Studies
Anne Rubin, Professor of History and Associate Director, Imaging Research Center

Sponsored by the Media and Communication Studies Department, the Dresher Center for the Humanities, and the Issues and the Dresher Center Digital Humanities Faculty Working Group.

The Inclusion Imperative Program is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.