The Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI) is a national Virtual Laboratory project developed as part of the Australian government’s NeCTAR (National e-Research Collaboration Tools and Resources) program. HuNI combines information from 30 of Australia’s most significant cultural datasets. These datasets comprise more than 2 million authoritative records relating to the people, organisations, objects and events that make up Australia's rich cultural heritage. HuNI also enables researchers to work with and share this large-scale aggregation of cultural information. HuNI has been developed as a partnership between 13 public institutions, led by Deakin University.
Hi all. My name is Erin Parish. I’m a PhD candidate in Cultural Anthropology and a member of the PhD Lab in Digital Humanities at Duke University. I'm excited to be a HASTAC Scholar and have a topic I would like to discuss this year. Failure.
As teachers and students, we are confronted a lot with the idea of failure, but what are the structures that form these notions? How does this shape how we think, write, research, and teach?
My name is Kelsey Dilday and I am a senior at Purdue University studying English for Pre-Law. I am interested in data visualization as well as intersectionality between the humanities and technology, as that has been the focus of most of my research. I am also interested in all things literature, whether it be the classics or modern writing. I love to read and love to write and have found a home for myself at Purdue's College of Liberal Arts.
Hello, fellow HASTAC schoars, it is my great pleasure to become a member of this community this year. I am Amy Yao, an ABD from EALC of UIUC, working on my dissertation about Contemporary Chinese Women's Art. I would never have imagined myself to become this involved in an online scholarly community, had I not started taking GWS courses. I had fulfilled the PhD credit requirement before I gained my ABD status, but decided to do a GWS graduate minor at the beginning of this semester.
Hello! My name is Paul McKean, and I am a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I am going to use this post to introduce myself to the HASTAC community.
But first, a confession: this time last year, the idea of participating in a group like HASTAC would have been the furthest thing from my mind.
I suppose I'm an example of the international reach of HASTAC. My HASTAC mentor, Dr Dominique Jeannerod, who is also one of my PhD supervisors, introduced me to this massive community, and for that, I am thankful. More on Dominque's influence on my looking beyond the shores of the island of Ireland shortly. First I should finish introducing myself!
My name is Erica Holan Lucci, and I am a sixth year PhD in Education student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, studying the interplay of teacher and gamer identity. My dissertation work looks explicitly at how, if at all, teachers' gamer identities impact their pedagogical practices in their classroom settings. As someone who considers myself to be a pretty hardcore gamer, I wanted to study others who had the same drive and ambition to make school and learning more appealing for those students who may otherwise be disengaged from the day-to-day classroom monotony.
Words and their products are in many ways central to the disciplines that make up the HASTAC collaboration. Whether you use words in video game storytelling, write poetry, analyze the brains' representation of linguistic constructs, design writing assignments, or write blog posts, you participate in text and words' continued dominance in research - but also in their morphing, changing character and the challenge of new media to the hegemony of text.