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Our big event! A full day of networking, lightning talks, an NYCDH roundtable, and a keynote delivered by our first NYCDH Award winner will be followed by a social outing at a local watering hole. This is your opportunity to see old friends, meet new ones and get to know your New York City Digital Humanities community.

NYCDH’s Kickoff Gathering will be hosted by The Graduate Center, CUNY at 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street) See the map to the right for specific location.

All are welcome and an RSVP is strongly encouraged (see bottom right of this page). Participants will be asked to show a picture ID in order to enter the building. Tell the security desk that you are attending the NYC DH Week Kickoff meeting. Proceed to the elevator bay, take the elevators to the 9th floor, then follow signs to rooms 9204-9207.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


9:30-10:00 Check-in and Morning Mingling
Once you’ve arrived and checked-in, meet old friends, make new ones, get pumped up for the festivities that lie ahead!
10:00-10:30 Welcome to NYCDH Week
A quick framing of the day, NYCDH’s origins, and the impetus behind DHWeek
10:30-12:00 Presentations by NYCDH Graduate Student Award Winners
12:00-1:30 Lunch
Head out to a local eatery and get together with one of our birds-of-a-feather lunch groups. Sign up for a group here.
1:30-2:30 Lightning Talks
Read more about how they work and how to apply.
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:45 NYCDH Roundtable – Infrastructure 

  • How do you develop and advocate for change in infrastructure, and how much control do you really have over changes?
  • What kinds of projects does your institutional infrastructure enable?
  • How are collaborations between library, staff, faculty and students determined and influenced by infrastructure?
  • How does your critical work influence the infrastructures you help design and implement?
  • What is your ideal infrastructure?

Join us for a roundtable as members of the NYCDH committee discuss their relationships to these and other questions about infrastructure.

Matthew K. Gold, Kimon Keramidas, Claire Potter, Ben Vershbow

Alex Gil

3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-5:00 NYCDH Award Keynote
Our inaugural NYCDH Award winner Dr. Stephen Brier will deliver the day’s keynote address.
5:00 Off to Digibar! Come join us at The Liberty Bar (29 W. 35th St., New York, NY 10001) where we will continue the conversations and celebrate!



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