A consortium of 23 liberal arts institutions is hosting ILiADS, the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship, at Hamilton through Aug. 2. The conference will explore digital humanities, pedagogy and scholarship from a liberal arts perspective.
In the ILiADS Institute teams composed of some mix of researchers, librarians, technologists and students will build onto established projects and/or launch new ones. The Institute’s series of development workshops and consultation opportunities will enable teams to advance their goals. Over the course of the week ideas will grow through collaborative, iterative processes.
The ILiADS Conference, held the weekend after the workshop, will provide opportunities to meet with colleagues to workshop work plans, and to have substantive discussions of topics ranging from digital pedagogy to project development to tenure and promotion. These opportunities will be punctuated with talks and panels that will include luminaries in the field.
Among the speakers are Dr. Raymond Siemens, the Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing and Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, in English with cross appointment in computer science and Dr. Lynne Siemens, associate professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria
Another featured speaker is John Unsworth, vice-provost for library and technology services and chief information officer at Brandeis University. In 2013 he was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Humanities Council and he co-directs one of nine national partnerships in the Library of Congress’s National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program.
Hamilton's Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) is a research and teaching collaboration where new media and computing technologies are used to promote humanities-based teaching, research, and scholarship across the liberal arts.