THATCamp Eco-Critical DH 2016 Just another THATCamp site Sat, 27 Feb 2016 01:34:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Collaborative Notes Sat, 27 Feb 2016 01:34:34 +0000

Our note + agenda document is here:

Humanistic responses to environmental crisis Fri, 26 Feb 2016 20:44:55 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

DH is sometimes defined as using technology to answer humanities questions. I want to turn that around and suggest that we should also consider how to address technology questions using the humanities.

For the purposes of this THATCamp, it might be useful to consider what we as humanists have in our tool boxes that could help address environmental challenges. What in food studies might help us prepare for coming changes in agriculture? What do we know about space and place that could help plan for different kinds of built environments? How to we think about social systems that could be useful as environmental change begins to have political consequences?



Environmentally Conscious Scholarly Communication Fri, 26 Feb 2016 20:33:58 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

The environmental benefits of digitization seem to be greatly exaggerated. Not only have we not actually cut down on the amount of paper we use, but our digital technologies are far from green.

In this session, I would like to talk with others about where we might be able to find alternatives to ecologically expensive ways we currently communicate our scholarly work (articles, books, blogs, essays, lectures, conferences …). I am particularly interested in ideas that are not simply substitutes for other ways of working but actually provide additional affordances.


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Eco-Critical DH Proposal(s) Tue, 23 Feb 2016 17:44:04 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

Let’s challenge ourselves to work together 1) to curate a list of resources and projects like the DH & Social Justice list, and 2) to create a living Eco-Critical DH Statement like the Social Justice and the Digital Humanities Document.

Maybe too we could leave with a list of action items  that speaks to the question: ‘what changes can we make to create a more sustainable DH practice?’




Is Technology Good for the Environment? Tue, 23 Feb 2016 17:24:42 +0000
Update 2.24.2016: Today’s “Is Technology Good for the Environment?” presentation video recording ready! Thanks to the fantastic Casey Roe from Sustainable Duke​ for leading such a great talk.
Pre-THATCamp Talk of interest:
 Is tech good for the environment presentation
Eco-Critical DH Discussion Ideas Tue, 23 Feb 2016 17:18:56 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

Time to start posting your discussion ideas!

Here are a few to get you started:

  • Greening Scholarly Communications
  • Using DH to Explore, Expose, and Evaluate Environmental Justice and Environmental Issues
    • See Amanda Starling Gould’s recent provocation for using eco-minded DH in the classroom here: This Week: Polar Bears and #ObamaSelfies: The Critical Intersections of Digital Humanities and Environmental Justice
  • Greening Academic Digital Consumption
  • How Can We Use DH to Unpack Digital Materiality?
  • What is Eco-Critical DH? What Can it Be?
  • Sustainable DH – What Can We Do?

And a few skim-worthy resources, readings, and projects to spur more creative thinking:

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Eco-Critical DH is coming! Tue, 23 Feb 2016 17:06:36 +0000

Eco Critical THATCamp flyer for Duke Screens

THATCamp Eco-Critical DH: Exploring the Intersections between DH and Environmental Justice Sat, 24 Oct 2015 09:59:40 +0000

Welcome Campers! Please start posting your discussion proposals here.