University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

Undergraduate Students Organize and Present at Symposium on Digital Humanities

About Re: Humanities

Bronwen Hudson, an English minor at UVM, shares with the English department about a Digital Humanities conference she's attending.


She heads to Haverford College on Thursday, April 3rd, to present a version of my thesis, "Poetry as a Complex System," at a symposium on digital media, Re:Humanities. She is the only UVM student attending and received full financial support to attend the conference.

She says of her participation the conference,  "Professor Andrew Barnaby is my thesis advisor and has been incredibly instrumental in assisting me with opportunities like this conference... I think my success reflects extremely positively on him, too, so I wanted to share!"

The press release from the symposium sent to participants reads:

"Organized by undergraduate students at Haverford, Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges, Re:Humanities is a one­of­a­kind two­day symposium featuring presentations by undergraduate scholars interested in the effects of digital media on academia. Exploring topics as diverse as digital archivalism, pop media, and the (re)tooling of textual analysis, the event seeks to develop a better understanding of of this emerging field by examining its influence on traditional scholarship as well as its potential for transforming academia. The first Re:Humanities symposium took place at Haverford College in November, 2010.

Re:Humanities ’14 showcases the work of undergraduate scholars from 14 colleges and universities nationwide: the Tri­Colleges, Amherst College, Bard College, Emerson College, Harvard University, University of Mississippi, Oberlin College, Skidmore College, Smith College, University of Washington, University of Vermont, and Yale University.

This year’s symposium features a wide range of presentations assessing play, power, and production: power structures through the lens of new media, criticisms of popular culture in the digital age, digital preservation projects, humanity’s relationship with big data, and collaboration and learning through play.

Two distinguished members of the field will also be speaking. On Thursday, April 3, Adeline Koh, Director of DH@Stockton, Assistant Professor of Literature at Richard Stockton College, and co­founder of #DHPoco, will open the symposium with a keynote address on digital humanities in postcolonial studies.

On Friday, April 4, Mary Flanagan, author of Critical Play and the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities at Dartmouth College, will speak about critical gaming and play.

For additional information, contact: re.humanities@haverford.edu blogs.haverford.edu/rehumanities"

Congratulations to Bronwen on her participation and her chance to represent the Univeristy and Department at Re: Humanities.