Date: Monday, June 1
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Gore Hall 104

Public Humanities Roundtable from Summer Faculty Institute 2015

Jesse Stommel SlideShare Presentation:  New-form Scholarship and the Public digital humanities

This year’s University of Delaware Summer Faculty Institute features a keynote roundtable, “Public Humanities 2.0: Cultural Heritage Research-and-Teaching in a Digital Age,” that will be an opportunity to focus attention on the materiality of digital media and the transformations of both scholarly communication and classroom practices made possible by digital media.


Moravec, MichelleMichelle Moravec, Rosemont College

Michelle Moravec is an associate professor of history at Rosemont College in Philadelphia, PA. After receiving her Ph.D. in US history from the University of California Los Angeles, she worked in a range of alt-ac positions including women’s leadership and directing the Women’s Center at William Paterson University. She is a frequent digital history workshop presenter. Her writings about the field have appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, the University of Venus, and Women in Higher Education and at her monthly column for the Mid-Atlantic Research Center for the Humanities. Her current project, the Politics of Women’s Culture, is being written in public on the web and has been funded by the Getty Research Institute, the Schlesinger Library, and Barnard College Library.Her completed digital history projects include Gender in the History of Woman Suffrage, Unghosting Apparitional Lesbian History, and Visualizing Schneemann. She also collaborates with students at Rosemont College and Villanova University on two additional digital history project, Till I’ve Done All that I Can: Alma A Clarke’s Great War, and Chapel of Delight: the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at Rosemont College.

Stommel, JesseJesse Stommel, University of Wisconsin

Jesse Stommel is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of Liberal Arts and Applied Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also Founder and Director of Hybrid Pedagogy: a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology. Jesse is an advocate for lifelong learning and the public digital humanities. He teaches courses about digital pedagogy, digital storytelling, horror film, and Shakespeare. He experiments relentlessly with learning interfaces, both digital and analog, and works in his research and teaching to emphasize new forms of collaboration. He can be found on Twitter @Jessifer.

Smucker, JannekenJanneken Smucker, West Chester University

Janneken Smucker is Assistant Professor of History at West Chester University where she specializes in digital history, public history, and American material culture. In the college classroom, she integrates technology and the humanities, working with her students to create websites, podcasts, digital archives, and online exhibitions. In fall 2014, she co-taught “Digital Storytelling and the Great Migration to Philadelphia” with Professor Charles Hardy, teaming graduate students with undergraduate Honors College students and history majors in the creation of Prior to joining WCU’s faculty, Janneken was content specialist at Night Kitchen Interactive, a firm specializing in websites and digital projects for museums and cultural organizations. She recently served as co-curator and lead content strategist and editor for World Quilts: The American Story, a digital project of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. The author of Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), Janneken lectures and writes widely on the topic of quilts for both popular and academic audiences. She earned her PhD from the University of Delaware’s Program in the History of American Civilization in 2010.

Autry, LaTanyaLaTanya S. Autry, Yale University Art Gallery

LaTanya S. Autry is a Ph.D. candidate in the art history department at University of Delaware and the Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow in photography at Yale University Art Gallery. She studies art of the United States, photography, and museums. Her dissertation The Crossroads of Commemoration: Lynching Landscapes in America explores the meaning of representation, embodied practices, collaborative art, landscape, and memorial culture. The digital humanities are integral to LaTanya’s public scholarship and social justice orientation. As an educator, she has incorporated blogging and tweeting to increase class interaction, enhance learning, and engage diverse publics in her History of Photography courses. Outside of writing her dissertation and working at the Gallery, she presents her research at academic and public lectures and engages broad audiences via social media forums, such as WordPress, Twitter, Flickr, Google Maps, and Pinterest. After earning her degree LaTanya plans to “hack” her dissertation to co-produce a multimedia exhibition centered on lynching memorials.

Kaku, ArchanaArchana Kaku, Tri-Co Digital Humanities

Archana Kaku is the Program Coordinator for Tri-Co Digital Humanities, a consortial DH initiative by Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges dedicated to promoting digital innovation through humanities-based inquiry. Her work focuses on not just the role of the undergraduate liberal arts institution, but of the undergraduate herself in digital humanities research, production, and exploration. She has also worked for the Provost Office’s Academic Technology Initiative at Bryn Mawr College.

Kristen Poole, English, University of Delaware