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Re:Humanities ’15:  Save. Share. Self-Destruct.

Bryn Mawr || Haverford || Swarthmore

Conference: April 9-10, 2015 at Swarthmore College
rehumanities@gmail.com
#rehum15

 

Re:Humanities is the first national digital humanities conference of, for, and by undergraduates, now in its fifth year. Our theme for #ReHum15 is “Save, Share, Self-Destruct.” The Re:Hum Working Group, comprised of students from Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore Colleges, has assembled a fantastic series of presentations by undergraduates engaging with contemporary currents in digital humanities, scholars who both apply digital methodologies in traditional humanities research while posing critical questions about those technologies.

Exploring relationships between new digital technologies and the webs of power and access that surround them, #ReHum15 will touch on a number of themes:

* Criticism of new media technologies and practices
* Archiving of personal and academic texts and literatures through new technologies and media
* Collaboration and solidarity in the digital humanities
* Hybrid practices, interdisciplinary media, and subversion of cultural and political norms
* Intersections between academic research and a public audience
* Public preservation of histories and cultures
* Risk, trial, and error in new media
* Privacy: digital footprints, cloud storage, and Big Data
* Self-destructing data and Do Not Track technology
* Identity as shaped by excessive information or data deprivation

Our keynote speakers for this year’s conference are Wendy Hsu and Whitney Trettien. Meet this year’s student presenters, read the full schedule of presentations, and join us at Swarthmore College April 9-10, or follow along on twitter @rehumanities and #rehum15 .

The Re:Humanities 2015 Working Group