Digital Frontiers 2017

The 6th annual Digital Frontiers Conference returned to the University of North Texas. The conference took place September 21-23 at the University of North Texas, and featured Keynote Speakers Jacqueline Wernimont and Stacie Williams.

The theme for the 2017 Digital Frontiers Conference was Exploring the Edges, Pushing the Boundaries. The conference’s vision is to examine research and projects involving new or newly-applied technologies, concepts, processes, and methodologies; to highlight innovations, insights and emerging areas of research; to reach out to new audiences and communities, especially the underserved; to probe into efforts, both mainstream and on the margins, to achieve social justice via digital humanities resistance to the status quo; and to showcase practical applications of openly available tools and resources that foster investigations that may have been impossible or deemed unanswerable in the past.

Opening Keynote | Sustainable Digital Scholarship: Shrinking Our Footprint, Broadening Our Impact

Stacie Williams, Case Western University
Video (YouTube) | Full Text (Medium)

All the News That’s Fit to Mine: Text Mining and Topic Modeling Newspaper Usage in Scholarly Literature

Mary Feeney and Niamh Wallace, University of Arizona Libraries
Video (YouTube) | Presentation (UNT Digital Library)

Collaboration in the Community and the Classroom

Self-reflection Process for Integrating Educational Technology in the K-12 Classroom
April Sanders, Spring Hill College
Laura Isbell, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Collaboration, Creativity and Collections: Historical Preservation for Alabama Communities
Ruth Elder and Jerry Johnson, Troy University
Teaching Old Collections New Tricks: Can we engage undergraduates with digital humanities using legacy media?
Courtney Jacobs, University of North Texas
Laura Treat, University of North Texas

Advocates for Disability Rights: Building the Texas Disability History Collection

Jeff DowningSamantha Dodd, and Betty Shankle, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries
Video (YouTube)

Breakdowns in Machine Reading: Confronting the Constructive Limitations of Decolonial DH

Maria Fernandez and Albert Palacios, University of Texas at Austin
Bryan Tarpley, Texas A&M University
Video (YouTube)

A Colony in Crisis in Haitian Creole: Digital Scholarship and Activism through Translation

Daphney VasteyPierre Malbranche, and Laurence Jay-Rayon Ibrahim Aibo, Montclair State University
Nathan Dize, Vanderbilt University

Embodiment in the Archive and on the Screen

Towards a Groszian Understanding of Bodies in Videogames
Joshua Jackson, North Carolina State University
Re-embodying Data: Encountering the “forgotten pandemic” of 1918
Liz Grumbach and Jacqueline Wernimont, Arizona State University
On Queerness, Networked Memory, and the Quotidian Archivist
Cody Jackson, Texas Woman’s University
Video (YouTube)

Recovery, Memory, and Memorialization

Necrorhetoric in the Digital Age: Notes on Network Theory, Re-identification, and Online Memorialization Practices of the 21st Century
Justin Cook, Texas Woman’s University
Digital Humanities and Latino Studies, a history of exclusion and the work of a foundational project to revert wrong.
Carolina Villarroel and Gabriela Baeza Ventura, University of Houston
Digital Archives: U.S. – Mexico Border Cartography
Maira Alvarez and Sylvia Fernández, University of Houston
Video (YouTube)

Presence, Preservation, and Publication

Preserving the Archival Histories of Space Flight
Jonathan Coopersmith, Texas A&M University
Keywords American, Art, Museum: Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
Claudia Zapata, Southern Methodist University
Making and Evaluating a Digital Monograph
Jason Helms, Texas Christian University
Video (YouTube)

Race and Cultural Memory in the Digital Sphere

No, You Still Can’t Come to the Cookout: Blurred Lines of Race Humor in Digital Media
Brianni Nelson, University of Texas at Dallas
“The Reservation” Story Map: from Black Neighborhood to Formal Red Light District
Brian Riedel and Cameron Wallace, Rice University
Race Conditions: Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies and Perpetrator-Oriented Racism
Austin Mordahl, University of Texas at Dallas
Video (YouTube)

Texas Digital Library Closing Keynote Address | Counting the Dead: Quantum Media, and How We Come to Matter

Jacqueline Wernimont, Arizona State University
Video (YouTube)