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:
|2022||Comics, Data, and Community||11/3, 12:00-2:00|
|2021||Spin-Offs: The MI Diaries Project As A Starting Point||11/4, 2:00-4:00|
|2020||Intersections of Digital Technology & Gender Studies||11/4, 12:00-1:30|
|2019||Visualization, Gaming, & Digital Storytelling||11/21, 12:00-2:00|
|2017||Social Media and Social Media Analysis||12/7, 3:00-5:00|
|Fall 2016||Modeling||12/1, 3:00-5:00|
|Spring 2016||Access in a Digital Environment||2/24, 3:00-5:00|
|Fall 2015||Visualizing and Narrating Space||11/18, 3:00-4:00|
|Pedagogy in a Digital Age||10/14, 3:00-5:00|
|Spring 2015||Text Analysis in Humanities and Social Science||4/9, 3:00-5:30|
|Spatial Analysis in Humanities and Social Science||2/25, 3:00-5:00|