UNL hosts CIC digital humanities summit, April 19-20

On April 19-20, UNL and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation will host the first Digital Humanities Summit in Lincoln.

The CIC is working to develop a stronger faculty community and networks in digital humanities between member universities. The Digital Humanities Summit, held at the Cornhusker Hotel, will engage the 60 attendees in discussions to identify potential collaborative research opportunities between CIC members.

Katherine Walter, professor and chair of the Digital Initiatives and Special Collections for the UNL Libraries, and co-director of the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities is co-chairing the CIC’s Digital Humanities Collaboration Committee and is overseeing the planning for the summit.

The program for the summit features several keynote presentations, including one by William G. Thomas, chair of UNL’s Department of History, break-out discussions, and a tour of the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.

Organizers hope that a major CIC research collaboration can be announced at the international conference, Digital Humanities 2013, to be held at UNL in July 2013.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/te4