2018 Annual Meeting Program

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Please note that this is a draft schedule and is subject to change. All events take place in Nau Hall unless otherwise noted. Last updated: February 19, 2018.

JUMP TO: Wednesday, June 13 | Thursday, June 14 | Friday, June 15 | Saturday, June 16 | Sunday, June 17 | Ongoing Exhibits

Wednesday, June 13

  • 8:30 am | Registration
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Concurrent CHCI Network Meetings (Newcomb Hall)
    These meetings are designed for CHCI members to network and share information and resources around research interests or professional development. These meetings are free for registrants—including lunch and coffee—but an RSVP is strongly requested by filling out this form. More details and full schedules for these meetings are forthcoming. Other groups and networks—including those wishing to form new networks—can use the time and space allotted in our lunch breaks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

    • Associate Directors (9:00am - 5:15pm, details)
    • Medical Humanities (11:00am - 3:00pm, details)
    • Public Humanities (9:00am - 4:45pm, details)

Thursday, June 14

All events take place in Nau Hall 101 unless otherwise noted.

  • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Registration
  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am | Coffee Service
  • 9:30 am – 11:00 am | New Directors Meeting
    • Simon Goldhill
      Director, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge
    • Kerill O'Neill
      Director, Colby College Center for the Arts and Humanities
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | CHCI Business Meeting
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Updates on CHCI Mellon Projects
  • 3:00 pm – 3:40 pm | Coffee Break and walk to Rotunda
  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Welcome and Introduction (Rotunda Dome)
    • Sara Guyer
      President, CHCI
    • Debjani Ganguly
      Director, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures
    • Ian Baucom
      Buckner W. Clay Dean of Arts & Sciences, University of Virginia
  • 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm | Srinivas Aravamudan Memorial Lecture: Algorithmic Reason and Planetary Humanities (Rotunda Dome)
    • Achille Mbembe
      University of the Witwatersrand
    • Chair: Ian Baucom
      Buckner W. Clay Dean of Arts & Sciences, University of Virginia
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Dance and Musical Performance and Opening Reception (Old Cabell Hall)
    • “Ice Cycle,” choreographed by Jody Sperling with music by Matthew Burtner

Friday, June 15

All events take place in Nau Hall 101 unless otherwise noted.

  • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Registration
  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am | Coffee Service
  • 9:30 am – 10:45 am | Plenary Lecture: The Psychic Life of Digital Media
    • Lydia Liu
      Columbia University
    • Chair: James Chandler
      Director, Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago
  • 10:45 am – 11:15 am | Coffee Break
  • 11:15 am – 12:45 pm | Art, Desire and Techno-Entanglements
    • Renate Ferro
      Cornell University
    • Matthew Burtner
      University of Virginia
    • Respondent: Anjali Prabhu
      Director, Suzy Newhouse Center, Wellesley College
    • Chair: Judith Buchanan
      Director, Humanities Research Centre, York University
  • 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm | Lunch and Network Tables (Newcomb Hall Ballroom)
  • 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm | Experimental Humanities: Humanities Labs
    • James Evans
      Director, Knowledge Lab, University of Chicago
    • Nicole Coleman
      Research Director, Humanities + Design Lab, Stanford University
    • Jack Chen and Camilla Fojas
      Humanities Informatics Lab, University of Virginia
    • Chair and Moderator: Eric Hayot
      Director, Center for Humanities and Information, Penn State University
  • 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm | Plenary Lecture: Critical Data Studies, or How to Desegregate Networks
    • Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
      Brown University
    • Chair: Kathleen Woodward
      Director, Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington
  • 6:45 pm | Bus Departs for Members’ Dinner (Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard)
    • Departure point 1: West side of 12th Street NW at the intersection with West Main Street (between the Courtyard Marriott and Stacey Hall, 1105 West Main Street)
    • Departure point 2: Omni Charlottesville, south entrance on West Main Street

Saturday, June 16

All events take place in Nau Hall 101 unless otherwise noted.

  • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Registration
  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am | Coffee Service
  • 9:30 am – 11:00 am | Epistemic Accelerations and Algorithmic Cultures
    • Jennifer Rhee
      Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Chad Wellmon
      University of Virginia
    • Chair: Gary Tomlinson
      Director, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University
  • 11:00 am – 11:30 am | Coffee Break
  • 11:30 am – 12:45 pm | Plenary Lecture: What Should Humanists Think About in the Age of the Algorithm?
    • Michael Witmore
      Folger Shakespeare Library
    • Chair: Shaul Bassi
      Director, International Center for the Humanities and Social Change, Ca’Foscari University of Venice
  • 12:45 pm – 2:30 pm | Lunch and Network Tables (Newcomb Hall Ballroom)
  • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Information Wars, Impossible Democracies
    • Siva Vaidhyanathan
      University of Virginia
    • Jonathan Albright
      Columbia University
    • Respondent: Thomas Keenan
      Director, Human Rights Project, Bard College
    • Chair: Amanda Anderson
      Director, Cogut Institute for the Humanities, Brown University
  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Coffee Break
  • 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm | Panel on #Charlottesville August 11 & 12
    • John Mason
      Corcoran Department of History
    • Deborah McDowell
      Director, Carter Woodson Institute of African and African American Studies
    • Louis Nelson
      School of Architecture and Vice Provost for Academic Outreach
    • Chair: Michael Bérubé
      Penn State University
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Closing Reception

Sunday, June 17

  • 9:00 am | Buses depart for tours
  • 9:20 am - 12:00 pm | Concurrent site visits click here to learn more ($35 fee):
    • Monticello
    • University of Virginia and Charlottesville

Ongoing Exhibits