The Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, Kelvin Smith Library and the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University are pleased to announce Digital Humanities Connections: a conversation about the future of digital humanities.

Digital Humanities Connections will take place from 12-5 pm on Friday, May 6 at Case Western Reserve University. The program will be held in the Clapp Room, located on the first floor of Kelvin Smith Library, 11055 Euclid Avenue. We are very pleased to welcome Tom Scheinfeldt and Sharon Leon from the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University, who will be joining us to give a keynote exploring issues in Digital Humanities. The event is free, but registration is required.

While we look forward to the formal talk, we are just as excited to be gathering scholars, curators, librarians, and others to share projects and ideas, and begin building a community of practice in Northeast Ohio (and beyond). Impromptu conversations, sessions and workshops will happen in-person at the event, but we encourage all attendees to begin the discussion on the Digital Humanities Connections blog, so we can all arrive with some background knowledge about one another’s interests and projects.

We encourage all willing participants to also prepare a brief “lightning talk” about digital humanities happenings at your institution, your current projects, lessons from projects that have already rolled out, projects you would like to take on in the future (or see someone else take on), or anything other topic in Digital Humanities you would like to discuss. Your talk need not be excruciatingly detailed, just few minutes worth of pertinent insight. Please come to the event ready to share something. All attendees are expected to participate to whatever degree they are comfortable. Remember, this is about conversation and ideas; no need for formal speeches, and slides are optional (there will be a projector available if you need to show something from your laptop or other compatible device). Sign ups and scheduling for lightning talks will happen during lunch, before the event begins.

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Time Session
12 noon Lunch & Refreshments
12:30 pm Keynote followed by Q&A:
Tom Scheinfeldt and Sharon Leon: Agility & Openness: Digital *Public* History
2:00 pm Break
2:15 pm Lightning Talks:
All attendees are encouraged to participate!
3:30pm Break
3:45 pm Open Discussions & Breakout Sessions:
Find some like-minded people and start a group discussion, hands-on workshop, project demo, etc.
4:30 pm Closing Remarks
5:00 pm OPTIONAL – Happy Hour at CWRU’s Jolly Scholar:
Appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available