The Digital Humanities Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks ASA conference attendees to participate in a session entitled Digital Shorts: States of Emergence and Digital Humanities. The session will consist of “lightning talks” in which participants describe digital projects in 3-5 minute presentations, receive community feedback, and discuss issues raised by the talks.

These presentations may address current projects, developing ideas and project proposals, or activities related to digital humanities work such as publishing and teaching. Contexts for projects presented in this session can include academic research, public history and museums work, and archival and library work. We especially encourage presentations that address the conference theme. DH has always had a strong emphasis on addressing current and historical crises within the US and the world, its application within the American Studies community takes on a particularly activist edge. We seek projects that interrogate structural systems of power as they impact marginalized groups affected by states of emergency and crisis. Projects can be either historically grounded or forward-looking; each should consider how digital media, methodologies, and technologies can create visions of radical, alternative worlds. Following on the heels of “Pedagogies of Dissent,” we hope continue our tradition of turning DH toward social justice and radical dissent through our open call.

There is no need to write a mini-paper or formal presentation to participate. Speaking from slides, a website, or memory are all encouraged. We will have a computer/projector in the room with PowerPoint loaded and live Internet access available.

Digital Shorts will take place Sat, November 10, 8:00 to 9:45am, Westin Peachtree, Seventh, Augusta 1.