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From 2015-2022, Digital Humanities at MSU ran regular mini-symposia to bring together people from across the campus community. Locus served as an avenue for people to learn about DH work and to network with like-minded students and colleagues. These 2-hour events showcased projects and ideas from students, faculty, and staff through short lightning talk presentations, with lots of Q&A time built in so the audience could provide feedback and draw connections across the presentations.

Each Locus was built around a broad yet distinct theme, method, or topic and to foster a vibrant, collaborative, and active research community interested in digital humanities and social science work. Especially in the early years, Locus brought together two units (labs, departments, programs) from different parts of campus to contribute to the Call for Proposals with the aim of creating contact across the siloed university.

Calls for proposals, programs, and presentation descriptions/abstracts for all Locus Mini-Symposia are available:

2022Comics, Data, and Community11/3, 12:00-2:00
2021Spin-Offs: The MI Diaries Project As A Starting Point11/4, 2:00-4:00
2020Intersections of Digital Technology & Gender Studies11/4, 12:00-1:30
2019Visualization, Gaming, & Digital Storytelling11/21, 12:00-2:00
2018Narrative11/29, 3:00-4:30
2017Social Media and Social Media Analysis12/7, 3:00-5:00
Fall 2016Modeling12/1, 3:00-5:00
Spring 2016Access in a Digital Environment2/24, 3:00-5:00
Fall 2015Visualizing and Narrating Space11/18, 3:00-4:00
Pedagogy in a Digital Age10/14, 3:00-5:00
Spring 2015Text Analysis in Humanities and Social Science4/9, 3:00-5:30
Spatial Analysis in Humanities and Social Science2/25, 3:00-5:00