Conference Report – MSU Well-Represented at HASTAC 2016

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Conference travel is always a bit stressful for me. Between dealing with travel concerns, presenting, and networking, I’ve never found it easy to relax and enjoy the experience of just being at a new place. Happily, that was not the case at the 2016 HASTAC Conference, which I attended thanks to the HASTAC Scholars program.…

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Conference Report: The Land of HASTAC ’16

The steady dry heat of roughly 100 degrees fahrenheit in Tempe, Arizona may have slowed down our walking and upped our water intake, but it did not alter the participants’ enthusiasm for the 2016 HASTAC (humanities, arts, science, and technology alliance collaboratory) annual conference. My HASTAC 2016 journey began with former MSU alum from the…

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Isaac Weiner, Religion Out Loud, and MSU DH

Last Thursday, January 29, about twenty students and faculty gathered to listen to a talk on the place of religious sound in a pluralist society. Drawing from his research on the 2004 public debate surrounding the adhan (call to prayer) in Hamtramck, the speaker, Isaac Weiner, a professor of comparative studies at The Ohio State…

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