EVENT: Professional Development Beyond Academia: Engaging Diverse Communities in the Digital Humanities

The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) is hosting the second event in their “Making DH Work for Us: Labor, Care, and Career” series. “Professional Development Beyond Academia: Engaging Diverse Communities in the Digital Humanities” is a virtual event that will take place on March 1 from 2-3pm EST. From the announcement:

For this special session, Eduard Arriaga and Katina Rogers will be joined by co-facilitators Hannah Alpert-Abrams and Sylvia Fernández Quintanilla.

The landscape of DH is rapidly transforming not only because of the professional pressures of academia but also because of the numerous technological developments. If ten years ago we thought the DH center and the university were the main sources of knowledge and experience for DH practitioners, we may need to rethink those assumptions today. This session will question the basic conception of professional development against the backdrop of a changing professional landscape. We will discuss questions such as:

– What do we mean by professional development?
– How DH is shifting beyond/outside of academia?
– How do we prepare ourselves to engage broad audiences in a responsible and ethical way?
– And others.

We will also ask attendees to share their own experiences so we can build a list of skills we currently use and that will be important going forward in our DH adventures.

Register for the event here. Membership to ACH is not required.

Source: Auto Draft

dh+lib Review

This post was produced through a cooperation between Kayla Abner, Tierney Gleason, Corinne Guimont, Lorena O'English, Soni Wadhwa (Editors-at-large for the week), Claudia Berger and Pamella Lach (Editors for the week), Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara, Linsey Ford, Hillary Richardson, John Russell, and Rachel Starry (dh+lib Review Editors).