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This Week: Digital Pedagogy Institute Postmortem and a Podcast Potpourri

Each week, a member of the JITP Editorial Collective assembles and shares the news items, ongoing discussions, and upcoming events of interest to us (and hopefully you). This week’s installment is edited by Andrew Lucchesi

 

This week’s roundup is a bit of a grab bag.

First a quick report back on something I mentioned in my last weekly roundup. In August, I attended the first annual Digital Pedagogy Lab Summer Institute, hosted by Hybrid Pedagogy and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (among others). It was my first intensive digital humanities institute, and while I’m not sure I fully knew what I was getting myself into, I left with a bunch of tools and connections I’ll be glad to have going forward. You can check out the massive archive of resources generated from the various tracks at Praxis, Networks, and, the track I took, Identity. While you’re there, you might check out the new series of online courses being developed by the Digital Pedagogy Lab.

Next stop, podcasts. The world of academic podcasts is surprisingly vast, so I’ve selected out a few that are fairly young and perhaps attuned to some of our interests here at JITP. The advantage of digging into young podcasts is you can go back and listen to the archive of episodes pretty easily, and if you like them, subscribe for the new stuff as it comes out.

  • Masters of Text: Hosted by Ames Hawkins and Ryan Trauman, this podcasts aims to “foster discussion of alternative textual forms of scholarship, and to promote scholarship about alternative modes of textuality” (About). As of last week, they just posted their fourth episode, which explores the queer process Ames went through in translating a written text into an audio text.
  • HypridPod: Hosted by Chris Friend, this new podcast presents “the aural side” of the journal Hybrid Pedagogy. There are currently five episodes, the most recent features a stellar panel discussion on the topic of laptop policies in the classroom.
  • KairosCast: Hosted by Courtney Danforth and Harley Ferris, this podcast features interviews, tutorials, conference rundowns, and segments focused on topics relevant to the good folks at Kairos journal. They model great accessibility (a Kairos hallmark) by providing full transcripts for their episodes. Check out all six episodes up now.
  • From Students to scholars: a Graduate Center Peer Mentoring Podcast. This one’s a home-grown property developed this year by students in the CUNY Graduate Center. This podcasts aims at providing peer mentorship to grad students navigating the challenges of building professional identity, developing research projects, and surviving the turmoil of academia. The site just went live last week, and currently features three episodes for download.

Other quick highlights:

MLA members now get discounted attendance rates to the Digital Humanities Summer Institute.

CFP: Debates in the Digital Humanities 2017, Abstracts due November 2, 2015.

CFP: FemTechNet Distributed Open Collaborative Conference, Proposals due December 1, 2015.

 



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