The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio organizes, supports, and promotes a variety of events on campus related to digital scholarship. Please check back regularly for updated information on new academic and social events.

DH Salons

DH Salon is an informal, weekly gathering of faculty, graduate students, librarians, ITS staff, and others who are interested in digital humanities (and digital scholarship, more broadly). Salons take place each Friday at Joe’s Place (115 Iowa Avenue) from 5pm onwards. If the weather is nice, we’re likely on the back patio. If the weather is less than nice, we’ll be inside. If you’re looking to meet people in a relaxed, conversational atmosphere – join us! All are welcome

Share Your Scholarship

Each semester, the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio hosts a series of short talks in which Affiliated Scholars share their ongoing work. The talk’s degree of formality is left up to the speaker and time for Q&A is provided.

The Flint Water Crisis, Monday, March 23rd, 4pm, 1015A Main Library

When Michigan’s emergency management law took over enough majority-black cities to locally disenfranchise half the state’s black population, activists warned the law could strip these cities’ assets through water privatization. Under the radar, what Louise Seamster calls water secession happened instead: a process that both triggered the Flint Water Crisis and helped tip Detroit into the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. Water secession effectively created region-wide separate drinking fountains—but now Flint is stuck paying for two water sources, even after its poisoning. In this talk, Seamster will explain how county and state actors steered Flint into using the corrosive Flint River. She will also discuss my ongoing collaboration with the Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio to analyze state emails from the Flint Water Crisis.

The Pull of Horses, Thursday, March 26th, 3pm, Main Library Gallery

The current Main Library Gallery exhibit and the original documentary film The Pull of Horses in Urban American Performance, 1860-1920 originated as a collaboration between Dr. Kim Marra, Depts. of American Studies and Theatre Arts, and Mark Anderson of the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio.  The exhibition and film explore the physical and social impact of equines as powerful animals, by combining film, video, photographs and illustrations from local collections.  The exhibit includes glimpses of Iowa City town and campus life, as well as national equestrian culture, especially as multitudes of women took up the sport of riding and advocated for suffrage.  At this Share Your Scholarship event, Marra and Anderson will describe their collaboration, which explored the digital aspects of research and storytelling.

So You Want To…

The “So You Want To…” series offers faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to learn more about tools and techniques for getting things done in the digital realm. Each session is run by Studio staff or guest speakers and helps answer questions and foster conversations about particular aspects of digital project creation.

Other Events

Research Poster Design & Presentation Series, Thursdays in February & March, 3:30pm, 102 EPB

This series is intended to help students prepare for presentations, including ICRU’s Spring Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF). Each session will run for approximately 75 minutes. Staff will be available until 5:00pm to answer any questions. Register here.

February 20th: Introduction to Creating and Presenting Research

February 27th: Hands-on Poster Design Workshop

March 5th: Drafting the Pitch Workshop

March 12th: Feedback on Your Poster and Pitch

Hosted by: The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio, The Speaking and Writing Center, and the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates

Campus and Community Black History Month Events, All Month, Various Locations

The City of Iowa City, University of Iowa, and the African American Museum of Iowa located in Cedar Rapids are hosting a variety of events to celebrate and honor Black History Month.