In August I encouraged readers interested in digital humanities to apply for the “Getting Started in Digital Humanities” pre-convention workshop at MLA, which is sponsored by a project I’m involved in, DHCommons. Both fortunately and unfortunately, very many folks responded to this call. In short, we received far more applications than we had spaces in the workshop. Though we accepted as many newcomers to the field as we could, we had to turn away many qualified applicants. Moreover, we know there will be lots of interest in DH at this year’s MLA, from both newcomers and experienced members of the field.
Working with the MLA, the DHCommons team secured our workshop space for the entire first day of the conference. In the afternoon, we will host an open DH “projects mixer” open to all MLA participants:
Projects looking for collaborators and collaborators looking for projects, come mix and mingle in this informal project poster session that offers a face-to-face DHCommons experience. The mixer will take place at the MLA Annual Convention, Thursday, January 5, 2012, 1-4 pm in Convention Center, rooms 3A & 3B. Representatives from projects looking for collaborators or just wanting to get the word out will share information and materials about their projects. This forum will also offer great opportunities for one-on-one conversations about pursuing projects in the digital humanities. If you would like to share your project, please sign up here, but otherwise there is no need to register.
If you have a project or project idea to share, please sign up and bring it to the mixer. If you just want to find and chat with other digital humanists, don’t sign up but swing by! We want to create a space for DH-friendly conversation on the first day of the convention, and we welcome anyone interested in joining that conversation to do so.Return to Top