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Rethinking Debates on Digital Learning

February 10th, 2014

Steve Anderson

Critical Digital Humanities is hosting a talk on debates on digital learning by UCR History Professor Juliette Levy.

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 12th from 4-5:30pm in the English department conference room (HMNSS 2212).

Please consider joining us for a lively discussion on digital pedagogy. Light refreshments will be provided. See attached flyer for more info.

We hope to see you there!

Feb 12 flyer

Professionalization in the Digital Humanities

January 25th, 2014

Steve Anderson

CDH Event:

Please join us for a conversation on digital humanities, professionalization and the job market with Professor Jacqueline Wernimont of Scripps College.

Thursday, Janurary 30, 2014

1:00- 2:30pm

Location – INTS 1111

Lunch will be served!

jan 30 flyer

Lightning Talk on Transgressive Research Methods

October 22nd, 2013

Steve Anderson

UCR’s Critical Digital Humanities and Medical Narratives Mellon research groups are hosting a Lunchtime Lightning Talks Event, Transgressive Research Methods: What Happens when the Humanities Engages with Science? on October 24, 2013 from 11:30 – 1:00 in HMNSS 2212. This event is open to faculty, graduates, and undergraduates, and lunch will be provided.

This Discussion-Based event will take the form of 5-7 minute “Lightning” talks, presented by faculty and graduate students. These quick interventions will focus on the ethics, values, limitations, and possibilities of interdisciplinary research methods, with the goal of generating inquiry, reflection, and discussion among the participants around the following, and other related, issues:

What features characterize “truly interdisciplinary” research?
How does the blend of methodologies, topics, and questions from across humanistic and scientific disciplines both limit and/or expand our notions of Research?
What are the ethical considerations involved in cross-disciplinarity?
How do we assign (or reject) value to work that straddles disciplinary borders?
How does the future of the disciplined academy and academic work appear, as grants and honors become more available to work that claims “interdisciplinarity.”?

We look forward to your participation at what promises to be a lively, critical, and thought-provoking event! If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Lozier at or Kyle Harp at

The Critical Digital Humanities and Medical Narratives Mellon Workgroups

transgressive methods flier

Animated Music Screening and Talk . May 30

May 12th, 2013

April Durham



Cindy Keefer, Archivist, Curator & Director . Center for Visual Music

Preserving Visual Music : The Archives of the Center for Visual Music

THURSDAY . May 30 . 4:30 PM . INTN 1113 . Refreshments served .

Cindy Keefer, Director of the Center for Visual Music Los Angeles, will discuss and screen work by pioneers of kinetic art, abstract animation and pre-digital cinema from CVM’s archives. CVM is a Los Angeles archive dedicated to visual music, experimental animation and abstract media.  CVM preserves and promotes films by Oskar Fischinger, Jordan Belson, Charles Dockum, Mary Ellen Bute, Jules Engel, Harry Smith and others, as well as contemporary artists. Keefer will screen work from CVM’s archives by Fischinger and Belson, plus Dockum’s Mobilcolor Projections, Bute’s Abstronics (an early oscilloscope film), a short Bute documentary, and more. She will also discuss Belson’s now legendary 1950s Vortex Concerts, CVM’s work with the Fischinger legacy, current preservation work, and Raumlichtkunst, the new HD 3-screen reconstruction of Fischinger’s 1920s multiple-projector performances, recently exhibited at the Whitney Museum, the Tate Modern, and scheduled for exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in summer 2013.

This is the last event CDH will host for the 2012-2013 season. Please join us for this exciting presentation.

CDH Research Panel Scheduled for Spring 2013

March 6th, 2013

April Durham

research-panel-s13The Critical Digital Humanities presents a CDH research panel with presentations by April Durham and Kimberly Hall. They will present drafts of recent research in digital humanities for discussion and comment.

Wednesday . April 10 . 12:30 – 2

English Department Conference Room

Refreshments will be served.


Kristy Kang: The Seoul of Los Angeles

February 25th, 2013

Steve Anderson

CDH event with media artist and scholar, Kristy Kang

The Seoul of Los Angeles: Contested Identities and Transnationalism in Immigrant Space

Thursday, April 4th at 3pm

Room: INTS 1113

Refreshments provided.

A presentation of interdisciplinary work in the digital humanities that explores narratives of identity formation and cultural memory.

Ms. Kang is an internationally recognized artist and has served as researcher, project director, and designer on a range of collaborative projects at the Labyrinth Project at USC.


Event flier PDF


This event is sponsored by the Center for Ideas and Society through a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Workshops in the Humanities. For more information on this and other events, please visit

New CDH Talk : Production & Pedagogy with Professor James S. Tobias

February 25th, 2013

April Durham





Production and Pedagogy: Design in the Digital Humanities Classroom

Dr. James S. Tobias . Associate Professor . Department of English . UC Riverside

Thursday . March 14 . 3-4:30 pm . English Department Conference Room

Refreshments provided.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Ideas and Society through a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information on this and other events, please visit the website at


Rhetoric and Remix Reading Group (rescheduled)

January 6th, 2013

April Durham


READINGGROUP1-thumbThe Critical Digital Humanities group at UCR announces a reading group:

“Rhetoric & Critical Digital Humanities Scholarship: Rethinking Interactions with Digital Scholarship in terms of Agency, Rhetorical Address, and Reception”

The readings include short articles from the recent collection Debates in the Digital Humanities. The three articles are available by emailing your RSVP. Please see the flier below for the addresses. Kimberly and Rochelle will lead the discussion

This reading group will lay the foundation for an ongoing discussion about this year’s theme addressing the rhetoric of digital humanities scholarship.

WHEN: Wednesday . January 16  TIME: 1-2:30

WHERE: English Department Conference Room . HMNSS 2212

lunch will be served!



The three articles from Debates in the Digital Humanities are also available at the links below:

Lisa Sipro, “This is Why We Fight: Defining the Values of the Digital Humanities”

Stephen Ramsay and Geoffrey Rockwell, “Developing Things: Notes toward an Epistemology of Building in the Digital Humanities”

Alan Liu, “Where is the Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities”


This event is sponsored by the Center for Ideas and Society through a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Workshops in the Humanities.

postponed: Rhetoric & Remix Reading Group

November 29th, 2012

Steve Anderson

The Rhetoric & Remix Reading Group meeting today has been postponed.

The event will be rescheduled for the Winter quarter.

CDH EVENT: Presidential Debate and Digital Rhetorics

October 10th, 2012

April Durham




Rhetorics of Power in the Politics of the Digital

CDH Hosts a Twitter Feed/Screening of the Presidential Debate

between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney

Debate Topic: Foreign Policy

10.22.2012 . 6-7:30 pm . English Department conference room

Pizza and drinks will be provided.