Digital Frontiers 2014


Digital Frontiers 2014 continued the traditions of diversity and collaboration established in previous years. Panelists and presenters included librarians, students, and scholars representing a variety of disciplines, and stages of professionalization. And we proudly welcomed the Texas Woman’s University Libraries as partners in the Digital Frontiers project.

The conference was held at TWU’s newly-renovated Hubbard Hall, 301 Administration Drive in Denton. Registration is available through Sept. 13 (Friday). Fees range from $40 to $125, with those who register at higher levels receiving perks such as travel mugs, locally roasted coffee and VIP tours of TWU’s special collections and archives with a luncheon catered by Queenie’s Steakhouse in Denton, owned by celebrity chef Tim Love.

Welcome Address

Spencer D. C. Keralis, Digital Frontiers
Video (UNT Digital Library)

Keynote Address: Here and There: Creating a DH Community

Miriam Posner, UCLA
Video (UNT Digital Library)

Paper Session 1: Problems in Digital Methods in Cultural Memory

The Potentials and Limitations for the Digital Humanities in Asia and Africa
Jonathan Zilberg, Center for African Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Unnoticed, Irretrievable, or Misplaced: A Few Problems with Digitally-Networked Images
Mona Kasra, PhD candidate, Arts and Technology, University of Texas at Dallas
Right Remembering by Digital Means: Difficult Memory and Democratization as Aspects of Digital History
Christopher J. Dowdy
Video (UNT Digital Library) A Collaborative Model for Disseminating and Accessing Online Materials

Stephen Cure and JoNeita Kelly, Texas State Historical Association
Tara Carlisle, The Portal to Texas History
Jeanette Sewell, Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Ani Simmons, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Video (UNT Digital Library)


CiteSpace for the humanities: co-citation network and time slice visualization
Matthew Windsor, Hendrix College Library
Digital Modeling for a Project-Based Research Class
Erik Kenneth Shell, University of Maryland College Park
From theory to action: A pragmatic approach to digital preservation strategies and tools
Patrice-Andre Prud’homme, Illinois State University
Meg Miner, Illinois Wesleyan University

Paper Session 2: Social Networks In Digital Scholarship

New Media in Electoral Politics
Stacy Chen, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas
Sociotechnical Affects in Digital Library Use
Nathan Hall, Virginia Tech University
Teacher Student Pinteresting Collaboration: Utilizing Pinterest Collections to teach Media Literacy as a Vehicle for Critical Pedagogy
Rachel Noel Marie Cantrell, Ph.D. candidate at Texas A&M University-Commerce
Scholarly Social Media Adoption: Locating Medieval Studies Scholars Online
Kristen Mapes, Michigan State University
Video (UNT Digital Library)

Digital Humanities in Music

Anna Kijas, University of Connecticut
Andrew Justice, University of North Texas
Maristella Feustle, University of North Texas
Presentation | Notes (UNT Digital Library)
Video (UNT Digital Library)

Spotlight on TWU Special Collections

Kimberly Johnson, Texas Woman’s University
Sherilyn Bird, Texas Woman’s University
Video (UNT Digital Library)

Paper Session 3: New Frontiers in Digital Humanities and the Sciences

Developing Library Services for Digital Humanities & E-Science Support Using Qualitative Research
Clarke Iakovakis and Rafia Mirza, University of Texas at Arlington
Transmedia Book: Jasmin Jumps Aboard
Sumreen Ilyas Asim, Pamela Ponners, Tandra Tyler-Wood, University of North Texas
Teaching beyond the Classroom Walls: Measuring the effects of Informal STEM
Sumreen Ilyas Asim, University of North Texas
Video (UNT Digital Library)

Perspectives on Work and Workflow in Digital Spaces

Whose values? Whose stakes? Negotiating collaboration in DH
Ann Hawkins, Texas Tech University
Effective Collaboration in a DH Workspace: Preventing Project Mayhem with Project Management
Luke Iantorno, Texas Tech University
Express Postage for Falcons and Pecans
Joya Mannan, Texas Tech University
“In answer to your important question, yes” and “I am sorry about the baby”: One-sided Conversations in Group Transcription and Annotation
Erin Bistline, Texas Tech University
Video (UNT Digital Library)

Keynote Address: “Don’t Make Me Think!”

Dorothea Salo, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Video (UNT Digital Library)

Birds of a Feather Luncheon Conversation Readouts

Video (UNT Digital Library)

Paper Session 4: Libraries, Museums, and the Digital Humanities

Digital Popcorn: Making Media Better
Sean P Anderson, Adam C Northam, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Digital Libraries of Sound: An Impact Assessment
Francesca Giannetti, Rutgers University
Are You Close Enough? Libraries and Embedded Digital Humanities
Sara Outhier, Michelle Hahn, Southern Methodist University
Balancing Access and Artifacts: Museums in a Digital Age
Lynn Rushton, City of Grapevine Museums
Video (UNT Digital Library)