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By Javier Otero Peña

Call for Participation: CUNY DHI Lightning Talks 2018 (Deadline November 6)

On 22, Oct 2018 | In Meetings | By Javier Otero Peña

Come present your digital projects, ongoing digital humanities work, or research questions at the Fourth Annual CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative Lightning Talks event.

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Who: All CUNY Students, Faculty, and Staff

Where: The Graduate Center, CUNY, Room C198

What: Present your digital humanities project, research, or questions during a 3-minute / 3-slide “lightning” talk. Lightning talks offer a very brief insight into your ongoing digital humanities project, research, or activity to a community of engaged CUNY colleagues.

How to participate: Sign up using this form before November 6th. 

Don’t miss this year’s CUNY DHI event, featuring a keynote lecture by Kim Knight titled “Wearable Interfaces and Feminist Sleeper Agents.”  Following the keynote, CUNY students, faculty, and staff will  share their projects through short 3-minute, 3 slide talks, showcasing the diverse and innovative digital humanities projects happening across the CUNY system. We invite individual students, faculty, staff or groups from all disciplines to join more than 50 scholars who have already shared their projects in previous CUNY DHI events (learn more about some of these projects in the CUNY DHI website). We welcome first-time presenters, as well as those who have participated in past CUNY DHI Lightning Talks.

Reception to follow in Room 5307. This event is free and open to the public.

Please share this call widely with friends and colleagues whom you think might be interested in joining the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative to present their work.

We look forward to seeing you there and to welcoming you into the CUNY DHI community!

Register to participate here.

Deadline: November 6th, 2018

For specific questions, please contact us at or

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In Events of Interest

By Javier Otero Peña

Line-up for CUNY Digital Humanities Initiatives Lightning Talks 2017

On 14, Nov 2017 | In Events of Interest | By Javier Otero Peña

Event: “Building a Digital Humanities Community at the City University of New York”
Date: Tuesday November 14, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Place: Room 9206-07, The Graduate Center, CUNY (365 Fifth Ave., New York)

CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) and GC Digital Initiatives (GCDI) invite you to participate in the 3rd annual DHI Lightning Talks event: “Building a Digital Humanities Community at the City University of New York”. This event will take place on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in rooms 9206-9207 at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

The current line-up for the event is as follows:

Communities of Pedagogy

Jill Belli, New York City College of Technology; and Kristen Hackett, The Graduate Center: The OpenLab
Charlie Edwards, New York City College of Technology; and Matt Gold, The Graduate Center: Learning in the Public Square: A Public Platform for Humanities Education
Rachel Rakov, The Graduate Center: Teaching Digital Tools for Lexical Analysis
Luke Waltzer, The Graduate Center: Vocat
Jeremy March, The Graduate Center: The Hoplite Challenge

Communities of Digital Publishing and Visualization

Naomi Barrettara, The Graduate Center: The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast
Agustín Indaco, The Graduate Center: Inequaligram
Micki Kaufman, The Graduate Center: Quantifying Kissinger
Matt Gold, The Graduate Center: Retooling the Monograph: The Manifold Scholarship Project
Chung Chang, The Graduate Center (alumnus): FDNY Community Outreach Review and Plan

We will be accepting on-the-go Lightning Talks during the event, so if you missed the sign-up deadline but would still like to present your work, come to the event and sign up on the live whiteboard to present your work!

Please share this call widely with friends and colleagues, so we can make this the most widely attended CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative event thus far.

We are looking forward to seeing new and emerging work from students and scholars across CUNY, as well as catching up on the growth and development of past projects.

For specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

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