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Autumn 2018 Programming

Young Lords
September 21-23
Reception from 6-7pm, Program from 7-9pm
McGrath Arena, 2323 N. Sheffield Ave.

September 21: Keynote
A dialogue between the founder and president of the Young Lords Jose “Cha Cha” Jimenez and Oscar López-Rivera, former political prisoner

September 22
A day of panels, exhibits, and cultural performances.

September 23: Grito de Lares
Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Grito de Lares & Award Ceremony Cultural Program.

Research Meet & Greet
Inaugural event of the Research Meet & Greet series, conceived as an opportunity for DePaul faculty and staff to share and learn about creative projects going on across the University.
Monday, October 8, 3:30-5:30 pm
Richardson Library, 2350 N. Kenmore Ave., IdeaLab 2, Room 207

Schedule:
3:30-4:00 pm: Featured speaker Dr. Bree McEwan (College of Communication)
4:00-4:45 pm: Lightning Talks by DePaul faculty and staff
4:45-5:30 pm: Research Happy Hour (wine & cheese reception)

Kirsten Ostherr
Digital Health Humanities: An Emerging Research Method
Wednesday, October 10, 6:00-7:30 pm
Richardson Library, 2350 N. Kenmore Ave., IdeaLab 2, Room 207

Under the Hood with Kirsten Ostherr
Thursday, October 11, 10:00-11:00 am
Richardson Library, 2350 N. Kenmore Ave., IdeaLab 2, Room 207

Frankenreads: Live Readathon & Make Your Own Monster

Wednesday, October 31, 2018. 8:00 am -5:00 pm. Richardson Library, 2nd Floor, Forum.

  • We join the global community to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with a live readathon and make your own monster event, also featuring horror makeup tutorials by the DePaul Cosplay Club.

Frankenweek: An International Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley's FrankensteinOctober 17-31, 2018 

Frankenweek is a collaboration with the DePaul University Library, Humanities Center, English Department, Media and Cinema Studies Program, CDM Idea Realization Lab, and the Cosplay Club.

  • Lovely Filth: A Night of Lectures & Performances. DePaul Humanities Center. Wednesday, October 17, 7-9pm. LPC - Student Center 120.
  • Hideous Progeny: The Gothic in the 19th Century. Loyola Victorian Society. Saturday, October 27, 8am-5:30pm. Loyola Lake Shore, Info Commons 4th Fl.
  • Film & Lecture: Gothic and "Mary Shelley's Ghost." DePaul English Department. Monday, October 29. LPC - Arts & Letters 410.
  • The Enigmatic Art of Edward Gorey. Loyola University Archives and Special Collections. With Kathy Young, University Archivist. Monday, October 29, 2-3pm. Loyola Lake Shore, Cudahy Library 218.
  • Hideous Progeny: A Monster of a Marathon. DePaul Media and Cinema Studies Program. Monday, October 29, 3:15-8pm. Loop - Daley Bldg 1128.
  • Horror of the Humanities. DePaul Humanities Center. Monday, October 29, 6-9pm. LPC - Student Center 120.
  • Harvester of Hearts: Motherhood Under the Sign of Frankenstein. With Rachel Feder, University of Denver. DePaul English Department. Tuesday, October 30, 5-6pm. LPC - Arts & Letters 103.
  • Haunted Hearts & Household Ghosts: Dead but Not Departed in Victorian Britain. With Debra Mancoff, Scholar-in-Residence. Tuesday, October 30, 6-7pm. Newberry Library.
  • Live Readathon & Make Your Own Monster. StudioCHI & DePaul Library. Wednesday, October 31, 8am-5pm. LPC - Library 2nd Fl, Forum.
  • Audiobook Readathon & Make Your Own Monster. Idea Realization Lab. Wednesday, October 31, 10am-7pm. Loop - Daley Bldg 310.
  • Halloween Open House. DePaul Library Special Collections & Archives. Wednesday, October 31, 11:30am-2pm. LPC - Library 314.

November 5, 3:30-5:30 pm, John T. Richardson Library, Room 207.
Schedule:
Dr. Kyle A. Grice presents "Trying to Solve Big Problems Caused by Small Molecules-CO2 Reduction Research with DePaul Students."

Dr. Rachel L. S. Harper reports on the recent projects as well as her current plans with her artist’s research project, “Seen + Heard,” which advocates for the cultural works and lives of people ages 0-12.

Dr. Jessica Jerome shares information about her research projects that focuses on Chicago’s free medical clinics that were started by community groups in the late 1960s and shut down by the City of Chicago a few years later. The research uses archival documents to trace the history of the clinics, and their commitment to a right to health. 


  • Tuesday, Dec. 4th through Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2018
  • 9:00 am-5:00 pm 
  • Richardson Library, IdeaLabs 1 & 2 (JTR 206/207)
  • 2350 N. Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Upcoming Winter 2019 Programming

Funding Workshop for Digital Humanities: a Free Federal Grants Workshop
Jennifer Serventi, Senior Program Officer, Office of Digital Humanities, NEH
Monday, January 7, 2019, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Richardson Library, IdeaLab 2 (JTR 207)

Program:
  • Overview of NEH application and review process
  • Introduction to NEH funding programs for digital projects
  • 15-minute individual consultations during the afternoon
Thursday, February 7, 2019, Time TBD
Richardson Library, IdeaLab 2 (JTR 207)
2350 N. Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Research Meet & Greet
February 2019
Time and Place TBD


2017-18 Programming

In the Realm of the (Digital) Senses - Eyes & Ears
Finn Brunton & Nicholas Knouf
Feb 1, 5:30-7pm, Daley Building LL102
14 E. Jackson Blvd Lower Level, Loop

Kelly M. Askew & Paul Conway
Feb 22, 5:30-7pm, Richardson Library 207
2350 N Kenmore Ave, Second Floor, LPC

Brian Foo & Joycelyn Wilson
May 10, 4:30-6pm, Richardson Library 207
2350 N Kenmore Ave, Second Floor, LPC

Space & Place in the Digital/Humanities

Tom Mulaney (Stanford)
Chinese Typewriter, Chinese Deathscape
Wednesday, September 20 at 5:30pm
McGowan South, 108

Mahesh Daas (University of Kansas)
Towards A Robotic Architecture: Robots Are About Being Human
Tuesday, May 29 at 4:00pm
John T. Richardson Library, JTR 207

Under the Hood

Finn Brunton & Nicholas Knouf
Feb 2, 10-11am, Richardson Library 207
2350 N Kenmore Ave, Second Floor, LPC

Kelly M. Askew & Paul Conway
Feb 23, 10-11am, DePaul Center C101
1 E Jackson Blvd, Lower Level, Loop

Brian Foo & Joycelyn Wilson
May 11, 10-11am, DePaul Center C101
1 E Jackson Blvd, Lower Level, Loop

Play in the Dirt Workshops

Ana Lucic
Text Mining
Friday, September 29, 1pm
John T. Richardson Library, JTR 207

Robin Burke
Social Network Analysis with Gephi
Friday, April 6, 3pm
John T. Richardson Library, JTR 103

Isabella Magni
Making a Digital Edition: Introduction to Text Encoding (TEI) and the Petrarchive Project
Friday, May 18, 10am
John T. Richardson Library, JTR 207

Co-Sponsored Events

Marcyliena Morgan (Harvard)
Hip-Hop as a language of resistance, conflict, and power in the African diaspora
Thursday, September 21, 2-5 PM, DePaul Art Museum
935 W Fullerton

More Events

Social Media Lab Mixer
Wednesday, September 13, 3:30-6:30 PM, DePaul Center C101
1 E Jackson Blvd, Lower Level, Loop

Formal Launch for New Library Space
Wednesday, September 27
Tours at 2 PM, Reception from 3-4:30 PM
John T. Richardson Library, Second floor

Family Weekend
October 13-15
see schedule here

Please continue to check this page as we update it with information about our events for the 2017-18 academic year.

Inaugural Programming 2017

“Fou​​ndations of the Digital, Foundations in the Humanities: Race, Gender, Class”
All of our Inaugural Programming events are free and open to the public.

Inaugurating Studio χ: 
Tara McPherson and Philip Ethington (University of Southern California): “The Digital, the Humanities, and Difference”
Thursday, January 19, 2017; 4:30PM
Location: Lincoln Park Campus, McGowan South 108 

Thomas Haigh (University of Wisconsin/Madison): “"Working on ENIAC: Memory, Labor and Gender in the Early Digital”
February 23, 2017; 6:00 PM
Location: Loop Campus, Daley Building (14 E. Jackson), CDM Theatre, Room LL105

Kim Gallon (Purdue University): “Technologies of Recovery: A Critical Examination of a Black DH Genealogy"
Tuesday, April 4, 2017; 5:00 PM
Location: Lincoln Park Campus, Arts & Letters Hall (2315 N. Kenmore), Room 103

Dianne Harris (University of Utah): “Visualizing Suburban Riots and Civil Unrest: Using Digitized Newspapers as Datasets”
Thursday, May 18, 2017; 5:00 PM
Location: Lincoln Park Campus, Arts & Letters Hall (2315 N. Kenmore), Room 103
Juan Saldariagga (Columbia University): "Conflict Urbanism"
Friday, June 2, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Location: Lincoln Park Campus, Arts & Letters Hall (2315 N. Kenmore), Room 103

Faculty Workshops

Wikipedia in the Classroom
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 12:30 PM
Location: Lincoln Park Campus, John T. Richardson Library, Scholar's Lab (Room 103)

Co-Sponsored Events

Game Design and the Human Condition: Book Launch and Discussion
Monday, March 6, 2017 at 12 PM
Location: Loop Campus, 1 E. Jackson, Room C101

SpaceApps Hackathon
Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from 9 AM to 8 PM
Sunday, April 30th, 2016 from 9 AM to 5 PM
Location: Lincoln Park Campus, Student Center, Room 325

Digital Dialogues

The Birth of the Young Lords in Chicago
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 10 AM
Location: John T. Richardson Library, Scholar's Lab (Room 103)
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