Digital Humanities Pathways July 2017 Update

Digital Humanities Pathways July 2017 Update
August 2, 2017 Chris Button

The Digital Humanities Pathways Forums have been progressing full-speed ahead. Having originated in Adelaide in May 2017, we’ve since recently hosted another two successful events in Melbourne and Brisbane, with an at-capacity crowd gearing up for the forum in Canberra this Friday.

Adelaide kicked off the series on May 3, which provided initial insights into what’s happening in Digital HASS locally and nationally and how it’s been evolving. A recap of the day can be viewed here.

The Melbourne event, held on July 14, generated important discussion around current digital collaboration trends, the value of digital research and the future possibilities for the Digital Humanities space in Victoria. A summary of the day can be seen via the Storify link kindly provided by Tyne Daile Sumner.

Following this was the Brisbane forum on July 21, where another strong attendance were treated to a range of interesting presentations and robust discussions on the common issues those in the digital humanities, HASS and GLAM sectors are facing. A recap of the day in Queensland can be viewed here.

This Friday, August 4, will see a packed house in Canberra with a particular focus on continuing the discussion and collaboration established in the previous Pathways forums.

In addition to this, planning is underway for a further two forums to be held in Tasmania and Sydney. More details will be available soon for these events; in the meantime please register your interest here and we will keep you updated.

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