Second Annual DISSH Symposium

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2nd Annual DISSH Symposium

sponsored by Division of Academic Affairs,  J.Y. Joyner Library,
Office for Faculty Excellence, ECU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, and the
Departments of English, Geography, History, and Foreign Languages and
Literatures in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

March 17-18, 2016, Faulkner Library, Joyner Library

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Welcome to the site of the Second Annual Digital Innovation and Scholarship in the Social Sciences and Humanities Symposium (DISSH) at East Carolina University!

This symposium explores the opportunities inherent in digital projects for interdisciplinary and collaborative research and education, hallmarks of the twenty-first century university. Together, the speakers and panelists point to the promise and potential of digital projects to bring people together from across the university setting, creating synergies across academic computing, libraries, departments and interdisciplinary programs.

This year’s keynote lecture will be delivered by David Bodenhamer, Director of the Polis Center, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and co-editor of The Spatial Humanities (2010) and Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives (2015). A second invited speaker will be Allen Tullos (Emory Center for Digital Scholarship and Department of History and Senior Editor of Southern Spaces, Emory University). Numerous invited panelists will engage in discussions on various topics related to digital scholarship.

ECU Division of Academic Affairs
The J.Y. Joyner Library
The Office for Faculty Excellence
ECU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi
The Departments of English, Geography, History, and Foreign Languages and Lliteratures in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Benjamin Fraser, Professor and Chair of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Dr. Lida Cope, Associate Professor of English
Laurie Godwin, Director, University Multimedia Center
Dr. Thomas Herron, Associate Professor, Department of English
Joyce Joines Newman MFA, Instructional Consultant, Office for Faculty Excellence
Cynthia Shirkey, Head of Collection Development, Joyner Library
Dr. Kirk St. Amant, Professor of Technical and Professional Communication and International Studies
Dr. Jill Twark, Associate Professor of German
Heather White, Director of Library Project Development, Joyner Library