Play. Power. Production. | Re:Humanities ’14

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What is Re:Humanities?

Re:Humanities is the first national digital humanities conference of, for, and by undergraduates, now in its fourth year. The theme for Re:Humanities 2014 is “Play. Power. Production.” The Re:Hum Working Group, comprised of students from Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore Colleges, brings together a symposium to highlight the work of undergraduates who engage with contemporary currents in digital humanities, scholars who both apply digital methodologies in traditional humanities research while posing critical humanities questions about those technologies.

Ok, but really, what is Re:Humanities?

Re:Humanities ’14 is a two-day symposium happening at Haverford Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5th. #Re:Hum14 is run by a working group of Tri-Co students and highlights the cutting edge work of undergraduates in digital humanities.

The symposium draws undergraduate scholars from across the country thinking about Play. Power. Production. and their interface with implications for the digital. Presentations will range from “Getting Sleazy with Ke$ha: Becoming Cyborg in Postfeminist Popular Culture” by Julia Hunter (Haverford College) to “Trauma, Enslavement, Embodiment, and Freedom: A New Media Approach to Narratives of Enslavement”  by Elizabeth Alexander (Amherst College). You can check out the full schedule here.

#Rehum14 also features keynotes from scholars whose work provokes and provides the frameworks for Play. Power. Production. This year’s keynotes are Professor Mary Flanagan and Professor Adeline Koh.

 This sounds exciting, but why are you writing about it on The Year After?

One of the most exciting elements of Re:Humanities is the chance to connect with scholars who have similar interests at other schools. You might find a collaborator for your current work, or you might be blown away by a new perspective, methodology, or tool.

Also, if you come to #Re:hum14 and decide it’s a space you want to continue to think in and through, you can join the working group to help organize #Re:Hum15.

Check out this recap from last year’s symposium and the pre-symposium buzz on twitter at @rehumanities.


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