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Digital Studies / Digital Humanities Seminar

Paul Millar (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

Tom Scheinfeldt (George Mason University)

Steve Brier (CUNY Graduate Center)

Archiving Catastrophe:

Digital Humanities & Times of Disaster

Thursday May 31, 2012, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Room 6496

For more on this event and the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative go to: http://cunydhi.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

Three leading Digital Humanists will take part in a panel discussion that addresses DH-related efforts to archive and preserve materials after catastrophic events.

They will discuss the CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive, the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, and the September 11 Digital Archive. These projects seek not only to preserve the digital record of the events, but to foster positive legacies by allowing the people affected to tell their stories in their own words, which as part of the historical record will remain accessible to a wide audience for generations to come.

Paul Millar is Head of the Department of English, Cinema, and Digital Humanities at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Tom Scheinfeldt is Managing Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and Research Assistant Professor of History in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Steve Brier is Senior Academic Technology Officer, Coordinator of the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program, Co-Director of the New Media Lab, and faculty member in the PhD Program in Urban Education at CUNY Graduate Center.

All events take place at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave between 34th & 35th. The building and venues are fully accessible.

For more information visit http://centerforthehumanities.org/seminars, call 212.817.2005, or e-mail ch@gc.cuny.edu.