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Fall 2017 IDAH Events

Saturday, October 28, 2017

2:00 PM4:00 PM

This hands-on and engaging tech event will have creative activities for two age groups. Kids ages 8 to 12 will create interactive e-textile circuits with the LilyPad LilyMini Protosnap and conductive thread to light up a Halloween costume (or other fabric of your choice). You and your kiddo will learn how circuits work and how to design your own circuit on a costume. LilyMini and conductive thread provided; you must provide the costume/fabric for your child. An adult must accompany the child to for this activity. Register here! The 8-12 group will be in Student Building Room 231. And kids ages 5-8 will have hands-on circuit-oriented activities. If you have more than one kiddo in attendance, not to worry! Please accompany the child in the costume session, and we'll provide background-checked educators for the 5-8 year old room. This group will be in Student Building Room 015.

Friday, November 03, 2017

1:00 PM2:30 PM

Quantitative Transgressions: Computing and Quantitative Methods in History and Literary Studies. The topic for November's meeting is "The History Manifesto: A Critique."  This term the Computational Humanities Reading Group (CHRG) will examine three recent cases where it appears that scholarship in the humanities and interpretive social sciences has failed to use quantitative evidence skillfully. Are these cases the expected outcome of explorations of new methods? Might an infelicitous use of quantitative methods ever be intentional? Are more mundane explanations credible, such as publishers' failures to match articles with suitable reviewers? Join us this year as we consider cases from history and literary studies.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

10:00 AM11:30 AM

The maker movement, a subculture affiliated with a do-it-yourself ethos and, more recently, a passion for digital technologies, has been growing over the last two decades and is making its way onto the university campus . Digital humanities (DH) centers in particular have taken up the maker ethos, incorporating digital technologies such as 3D printers and microcomputers into their spaces. While recent literature acknowledges both the lack of female presence in makerspaces and a desire for more diversity in the digital humanities, no study of making has yet employed a feminist approach to understanding why and how these issues arise in the first place. The Centering Gender Project aims to do just this, by employing Wajcman’s (2004) theory of TechnoFeminism in an examination of public and academic examples of making. Martin's talk will showcase preliminary findings from her first on-site visits to makerspaces, and challenge the audience to think through ways their learning spaces could diversify their population.

Friday, December 01, 2017

1:00 PM2:30 PM

Quantitative Transgressions: Computing and Quantitative Methods in History and Literary Studies. The topic for December's meeting is "Measuring Concentration and Diversity in the Humanities." This term the Computational Humanities Reading Group (CHRG) will examine three recent cases where it appears that scholarship in the humanities and interpretive social sciences has failed to use quantitative evidence skillfully. Are these cases the expected outcome of explorations of new methods? Might an infelicitous use of quantitative methods ever be intentional? Are more mundane explanations credible, such as publishers' failures to match articles with suitable reviewers? Join us this year as we consider cases from history and literary studies.