Thirteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

  • 2015 Special Focus: From the Digital Humanities to a Humanities of the Digital
  • 17–19 June 2015
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

At A Glance

3

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

250+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Thirteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities.

33

Countries represented.

2015 Special Focus: From Digital Humanities to a Humanities of the Digital

“From Digital Humanities to a Humanities of the Digital” is the special focus topic of the Thirteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities in Vancouver, Canada. The conference will analyze this special focus through an interdisciplinary lens, addressing the theme through keynote speakers, garden sessions, workshops, and parallel sessions:

  • The ‘digital’ as a social imaginary: exploring historical continuities and ruptures in social and cultural practices in the era of digital cultures.
  • The digital within the humanities: new methods and tools for documentation, research, and representation.
  • The political economy of digital humanities: e-learning, e-publishing, and the reframing of disciplines and institutions.
  • Big data and little data; negotiating the public and the private.
  • Open access and open cultures: developing sustainable knowledge ecologies.
  • Adapting methodologies and focus in the digital age: has the dust settled on the ‘digital humanities’?
  • From the digital humanities to a humanities of the digital; rebuilding the humanities in the shadow of the digital, and developing a humanities of the digital.

Plenary Speakers

The Thirteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Constance Crompton

Constance Crompton

Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities, University of British Columbia at Okanagan, Canada

“Augmented: Revising, Rereading, and Returning Culture in the Digital Humanities”

Katherine Hayles

Katherine Hayles

Professor and Director, Graduate Studies, Literature Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA

“Humanities and the Digital: Nonconscious Cognition in Biological and Technical Media”

Jose Morillo-Velarde Serrano – Spanish Language Plenary

Jose Morillo-Velarde Serrano – Spanish Language Plenary

Director, Archives and Biblioltecas, CEU and CEUNET, Spain

“Publicaciones científicas de Humanidades en español: problemas de valoración”

Graduate Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2015 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Kurosh Amoui-Kalareh

Kurosh Amoui-Kalareh

York University, Toronto, Canada

Fariha Asif

Fariha Asif

King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Akkadia Ford

Akkadia Ford

Southern Cross University, Australia

Natalia Grincheva

Natalia Grincheva

Concordia University, Canada

Catherine Kyle

Catherine Kyle

University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada

Bofang Li

Bofang Li

Yale University, USA

Nike Nivar

Nike Nivar

University of Southern California, USA

Mina Rajabi Paak

Mina Rajabi Paak

York University, Canada

Annisa Ridzkynoor Beta

Annisa Ridzkynoor Beta

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Jessica Ring

Jessica Ring

Carleton University, Canada

Tiffani Smith

Tiffani Smith

Claremont Graduate University, USA