Prospects for Digital Humanities and the Arts

April 10-11, 2015

This colloquium—convened by the Clark's Research and Academic Program and sponsored by the Council on Library andd Information Resources (CLIR)—considers methods and transformations at the intersection of humanities scholarship and computational technologies. Collectively, the research that this colloquium explores takes place in a new environment: one where new forms of scholarly expression exist in a digital ecology of data, algorithms, metadata, and analytical and visualization tools. Research and scholarly work conducted in this environment—a wealth of digital resources at current scales, speeds, and levels of complexity—essentially requires and generates new methodological approaches and intellectual strategies. What are the methods and strategies, particularly for those scholars engaged with visual material? This colloquium attempts to identify the pertinent transformations in the humanities and explore the implications for future research and pedagogy. 

Participants included

Thomas BartschererBard College
Ben Chang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Morris EavesUniversity of Rochester
Shona MacdonaldArtist
Norton OwenJacob's Pillow Dance
Alicia PeakerMiddlebury College
Dave PilachowskiWilliams College
Lise SandersHampshire College
Emily Robins SharpeKeene State College
Kelcy Shepherd, Amherst College
Christa WillifordCouncil for Library and Information Resources
Gerald ZahaviUniversity at Albany, State University of New York