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Digital Humanities Summer Workshop

Hosted by the Kaplan Humanities Institute in collaboration with Northwestern University Libraries and Weinberg IT Solutions/Media and Design Studio

Northwestern’s Digital Humanities Summer Workshop brings together humanities faculty, librarians, and technologists for a full-week intensive experience to conceptualize and develop undergraduate and graduate courses that include involvement with digital media, technologies, and literacies.

The workshop is an opportunity for Northwestern faculty to identify campus resources; learn and grow technology skills; think critically about digital information, tools, and culture; conceptualize and collaborate on pedagogical projects; and participate in interdisciplinary discussion about the humanities and digital affordances. Participants—who need not have prior expertise or knowledge in the digital humanities—are selected by competitive application. 

2020 Digital Humanities Summer Workshop

August 31 - September 4, 2020 (postponed due to the pandemic)


Lina Britto   Assistant Professor, History 
: Watching Narcos: History as Entertainment

Ryan Dohoney   Associate Professor, Musicology 
Project: Mapping Northwestern's Acoustic Territories

Michelle Huang   Assistant Professor, English and Asian American Studies 
: Techno-Orientalism

Kate Masur   Associate Professor, History 
: Abolition and Equality

kihana miraya ross   Assistant Professor, African American Studies 
: Black Education Spaces in Chicago

Neil Verma   Assistant Professor, Radio/Television/Film
: Slow Listening

Past projects and more information

Past workshop participants have included faculty from African American Studies, English, Spanish & Portuguese, Art History, French & Italian, Latina/o Studies, Classics, Political Science, Religious Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Asian Languages & Cultures, Journalism, and Performance Studies. Some examples of past curricular projects:

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