Archives for April 2010

Upcoming Talk

Thursday, April 15, 10:00-11:00 am
University of Maryland, College Park, Hornbake Bldg, room 2116

“iSchools and Digital Humanities Centers: A Creative Partnership”
by PAUL CONWAY (University of Michigan), PAT GALLOWAY (University of Texas), and KARI KRAUS (University of Maryland)

With generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, three graduate iSchools have developed a model internship program for placing Library and Information Science Masters students as interns in working digital humanities centers. The participants–which include the Information Schools at the University of Maryland, the University of Michigan, and the University of Texas, as well as Maryland’s MITH, Nebraska’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, and Michigan State’s MATRIX—are also working to develop a collaborative research program that draws on complementary areas of expertise and interest in the digital humanities and information studies.  In this talk, Conway, Galloway, and Kraus take stock of the program a year and a half into the grant cycle and make the case that the progress of the digital humanities and digital librarianship requires new models of collaboration among the information sciences and the humanities disciplines. The talk will contextualize the internship program within the broader academic framework of the mission and activities of iSchools, including the humanities-oriented profiles of many of the students, a curriculum that meaningfully combines–in holistic fashion–computational, legal, informational, cultural, and social content; and faculty research that crosses the two cultures of the humanities and sciences. The talk will also look at how the first round of internships from the model program is establishing rich connections between iSchools and DH Centers.

For more information, please contact Kari Kraus at karimkraus@gmail.com