Gaming // Transmedia // Narrative // Cross-Platform

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A National Undergraduate Symposium on Digital Media

Organized by students at Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore Colleges, Re: Humanities is a two-day symposium featuring presentations by undergraduate scholars from across the country interested in the effects of digital media on academia. Exploring topics as diverse as digital archivalism, pop media, and the (re)tooling of textual analysis, the event seeks to develop a better understanding of of this emerging field by examining its influence on traditional scholarship as well as its potential for transforming academia.

Watch this quick clip from last year’s Re:Humanities:


Re:Humanities 2013: April 4-5, 2013

The Tri-Co Digital Humanities Student Working Group invites students to submit brief proposals (300-500 words) introducing your proposed presentation; topics might include, but are not limited to, interdisciplinary approaches to the following:

Gaming and Narrative
Transmedia Storytelling
Infographics and Informatics
Cultural criticism through the lens of new media platforms
Digital forms of argumentation
Visual models of record & witness
Oral and auditory experimentations

A multimodal scholar (or creator) “aims to produce work that reconfigures the relationships among author, reader, and technology while investigating the computer simultaneously as a platform, a medium, and a visualization device. ” —Tara McPherson, Associate Professor and Chair, School of Cinematic Arts, Critical Studies, University of Southern California; Re:Humanities 2013 Keynote Speaker[1]

Taken together, these and related topics shape the contours of multimodal or transmedia storytelling and argument, constituting cross-platform approaches to course projects, digital scholarship, and student collaborations. Please contact us with any questions; we invite submission of criticism and projects at all stages of development, with the understanding that the work will have reached a level of completion to present at the conference, April 4-5, 2013. Presenters must be undergraduates at the time the project was initiated.

Deadline for Submission:
November 20, 2012 (Midnight GMT)

Decisions announced:
End of November 2012

Format for Submission:
All submissions must include your name, institution, and a titled description of your project (from 300-500 words). Send a .doc/.docx, .pdf or .jpg file to (We are happy to accommodate you if your submission requires a different format. In this case, please contact us before the submission via email.)

Sponsored by Tri-Co Digital Humanities and the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities


[1]Tara McPherson, “Introduction: Media studies and the digital humanities” Cinema Journal, v48 n2 (2009 10 13): 119-123

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