Digital Humanities in a transnational context

From: Marlena Cravens <>
Date: April 17, 2015
Time: 12-1
Location: Parlin 203

Please join the program in comparative literature for a roundtable discussion of the digital humanities in a global or transnational context. This informal meeting is open to anyone interested in digital humanities, from experienced practitioners to curious outsiders. Hannah Alpert-Abrams will briefly introduce the field of digital humanities as it is practiced in the United States, and discuss various ways that DH pushes against traditional borders, from DHPOCO (postcolonial DH) to Global Outlook::Digital Humanities and Latin America’s RedHD (Humanidades Digitales). Fatma Tarlaci will lead us in a conversation about the role of comparative literature in theorizing digital pedagogy, and about digital pedagogy in the complit (or world lit) classroom. Finally, Jennifer Hecker will discuss recent developments at UT Libraries which aim to increase access to and scholarly engagement with digital collections and tools at UT.

Light refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.

Hannah Alpert-Abrams is a graduate student in comparative literature at UT Austin and the Graduate Research Assistant in Digital Scholarship at the LLILAS Benson Latin American Collection.

Fatma Tarlaci is a PhD Candidate in comparative literature, whose dissertation is entitled “Literary Neo-Ottomanism: The Emergence of a Cosmopolitan Turkey on the World Stage.” She is the organizer of the MLA 2016 panel “Comparative Literature in the Age of Digital Humanities.”

Jennifer Hecker is the Digital Archives Access Strategist at UT Libraries. She is also the founder of the Austin Fanzine Project, the Austin Archives Bazaar, and the Austin Music Documentation Initiative.

See attached flyer.