Plenary Sessions Overview

Plenary panels and workshops occur at multiple points throughout the conference to gather participants together for a communal focus on the conference theme. We will announce speakers as panels are fully confirmed. Speaker bios can be found below.

The plenary panels are planned as follows:

Hindsight (Friday): The hindsight plenary session is an opportunity to look back to share successes and reflect on lessons learned. Hindsight allows us to reveal origins, but also to deeply understand the present. Featured speakers are TBA.

Insight (Friday): The insight plenary session helps us understand how what we do now will manifest tomorrow. Insight focuses on problems and possibilities that are emerging in the present. Featured speakers are Jodi Byrd, Julian C. Chambliss, and Marisa Parham. The moderator is TBA.

Participatory Art event (Friday): To help us turn toward the future, Friday evening will feature a participatory art event. The featured artist is TBA.

Foresight I: HASTAC Scholars (Saturday): The first of two foresight plenary sessions will feature voices of regional HASTAC Scholars. A call for applications, separate from the conference CFP, will be distributed in March. Featured speakers are TBA.

Foresight II: The Future of Graduate Education (Saturday): The second foresight plenary session focuses on the future that is already with us and the role of graduate education in addressing that future. Featured speakers are Anne Cong-huyen, Julie Thompson Klein, and Katina Rogers. This session will be moderated by Jacqueline Wernimont.

Here to Next (Saturday): The here to next plenary session considers what insights we might glean regarding the practices and projects that will support the futures we want to inhabit and what we need to commit to the effort. Featured speakers are TBA.

A complete program will be available in July 2020.

Panelist Bios

Jodi Byrd (Insight) – Bio coming soon!

Julian C. Chambliss (Insight) is a Professor of English with an appointment in History and the Val Berryman Curator of History at the MSU Museum at Michigan State University. In addition, he is a core participant in the MSU College of Arts & Letters’ Consortium for Critical Diversity in a Digital Age Research (CEDAR). As a teacher-scholar concerned with community, identity, and power, he designs generative digital projects that use the classroom as a platform for students to act as co-researchers to trace community development, document diverse experience and explore culture. He has been recognized for his community engagement work with a Florida Campus Compact Service Learning Faculty Award (2011), Rollins College Cornell Distinguished Service Award (2014-2015) and Florida Historical Society Hampton Dunn New Media Award (2019).

Anne Cong-Huyen (Foresight II: The Future of Graduate Education) is the digital scholarship strategist at the University of Michigan Library. She was previously the digital pedagogy librarian, and prior to that was the digital scholar and coordinator of the Digital Liberal Arts Program at Whittier College, and a Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds a PhD in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a co-founder of #transformDH, serves on the steering committee of HASTAC, and is a director of the Situated Critical Race + Media collective of FemTechNet.

Marisa Parham (Insight) – Bio coming soon!

Katina Rogers (Foresight II: The Future of Graduate Education) is co-director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY; Director of Programs and Administration for HASTAC; and co-director of the CUNY Humanities Alliance, a partnership between the Graduate Center and four CUNY community colleges, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She researches and writes about higher education reform, including scholarly communication practices, professionalization and career development, public scholarship, and advocacy for fair labor policies. Her first book, Putting the Humanities Ph.D. to Work: Thriving in and Beyond the Classroom, will be published by Duke University Press in July 2020. Rogers holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Julie Thompson Klein (Foresight II: The Future of Graduate Education) is Professor of Humanities Emerita in the English Department at Wayne State University and International Research Affiliate in the Transdisciplikarity Lab at the ETH-Zurich’s Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. She was also Mellon Fellow and Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities in the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on inter- and trans-disciplinary history, theory, and problem solving.  Author of a book on Interdisciplining Digital Humanities, she has also written and presented on integration and collaboration, team science, and the changing landscape of research and education.

Jacqueline Wernimont (Moderator, Foresight II: The Future of Graduate Education) is the Distinguished Chair of Digital Humanities and Social Engagement and Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Dartmouth College. She is an anti-racist, feminist scholar who specializes in mathematic and computational media and their histories, Wernimont pursues synthetic, collaborative scholarship that bridges humanistic inquiry and the sciences. This work includes co-Directing the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaborative and serving as the inaugural chair of Dartmouth’s Digital Humanities and Social Engagement Cluster. Her first book, Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media, came out with MIT Press in 2019.