Pitt-Johnstown Day of Digital Humanities

The Humanities Division at the University of Pittsburgh – Johnstown is pleased to announce the first-ever Day of Digital Humanities, a mini-conference designed to celebrate the emerging scholarship and creative work in digital environments, on Saturday, Sept. 12th.

The event, sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Provost’s Year of the Humanities initiative, VPAA Dr. Janet Grady, and Pitt-Johnstown’s Humanities Division, is free of charge and open to the public. Events include panels on a broad range of topics, two hands-on digital workshops, an installation of digital art and creative work, and a keynote lecture/performance by renowned digital artist Alan Sondheim.

Keynote speaker Alan Sondheim is an American poet, critic, musician, artist, and theorist of cyberspace. Sondheim is the author of more than six books, as well as numerous albums, articles, and digital performances. Widely hailed as the developer of the idea of codework, Sondheim currently lives and teaches in Providence, Rhode Island.

Panelists and presenters representing the University of Pittsburgh – Johnstown, University of Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University, West Virginia University, and more. Topics of discussion include hybrid and multimedia narrative forms, emerging approaches to digital scholarship, and the significance of digital literacy. Faculty and students alike are welcome, and no technical knowledge is necessary to attend.

This event is also sponsored by the Division of Humanities at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown. For more information, contact Jeremy Justus at jej39@pitt.edu.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 9:00am

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