Digital Humanities at Michigan State University is proud to continue its Global DH Symposium into its ninth year, and its second year as a combination of virtual and in-person events. Digital humanities scholarship continues to be driven by work at the intersections of a range of distinct disciplines and an ethical commitment to preserve and broaden access to cultural materials.

DH has been a key site for interrogating narratives about disruption, connection, virtuality, surveillance, algorithmic bias, data and resistance, the digital divide, and digital accountabilities. In this moment, shaped by a global pandemic and climate crisis, these narratives and conversations are as urgent as ever. 

Focused on these issues, we work at the intersections of critical DH; race and ethnicity; feminism, intersectionality, and gender; and anti-colonial and postcolonial frameworks. Scholarship that works across borders with a focus on transnational partnerships and globally accessible data is especially welcome. Lastly, we define the term “humanities” rather broadly to incorporate the discussion of issues that encourage interdisciplinary understanding of the humanities.

2024 Planning Committee

Listed in alphabetical order by surname

  • Airen E. ADETIMIRIN, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Ayodele James AKINOLA, Michigan Technological University, USA
  • Jen ANDRELLA, Knox College, USA
  • Shreyes BALACHANDRAN, St. John’s School, Houston, USA
  • Heather F. BALL, St. John’s University, USA
  • M. Bryn BRODY, University of Colorado, Denver, USA
  • Max EVJEN, Michigan State University, USA
  • Devin HIGGINS, Michigan State University, USA
  • J. Ricardo HUESCA, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
  • Taylor HUGHES-BARROW, Michigan State University, USA
  • Arun JACOB, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Kristen MAPES , Michigan State University, USA (Co-Chair)
  • Ysabel MUNOZ, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Merve TEKGÜRLER, Stanford University, USA
  • Silvia TITA, Michigan State University, USA
  • Kate TOPHAM, Michigan State University, USA (Co-Chair)
  • Steven WANG, University of Kansas, USA
The Global Digital Humanities Symposium is sponsored by