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Fall 2016 Events

"Outcasts and Outlands"

NOVEMBER 18, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Forum Fellows Seminar #3 with Chie Noyori-Corbett and David Moxley (Social Work)

Digital Scholarship Lab Conference Room, LL121E, Bizzell Memorial Library

Myanmar woman's self portrait

For faculty, staff, and graduate students

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED – last day for registration is Wednesday, November 16

This is the third Forum Fellows seminar for OU faculty, staff, and graduate students on the OU Humanities Forum’s 2017-2017 theme of “Outcasts & Outlands.”  Professors Noyori-Corbett and Moxley will discuss how the Myanmar Women's Research Project incorporates arts-based humanities research methods to facilitate the involvement of refugee Myanmar women in envisioning a culturally responsive community center. Readings will be distributed in advance to registered participants. Space is limited. A light lunch will be provided.

Register here by Nov. 16: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forum-fellows-seminar-3-with-chie-noyori-corbett-and-david-moxley-social-work-tickets-27217384931

The OU Humanities Forum is supported by the Office of the Senior Vice President & Provost; the Office of the Vice President for Research; the College of Arts & Sciences; with additional support from the Office of the President and the OU Libraries.  

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/829639800505737/

NOVEMBER 2 - 8, 2016

Women of Northeast Oklahoma City Photovoice Project Exhibition

Gould Hall Gallery (Room 130)

Women of NE OKC Photovoice Project exhibition poster

This amazing exhibit at the OU campus in Norman took place in early November.

Women of NE OKC Photovoice Project exhibition
Curated by OU Humanities Forum Fellow Dr. John Harris (Assistant Professor of Regional & City Planning, OU)
November 2 through November 8, 2016
Gould Hall Gallery (Room 130)
University of Oklahoma - Norman campus

This exhibit was made possible due to the generous sponsorship of the OU College of Architecture, the OU Humanities Forum, the OU African and African American Studies Program (OU Afam), and the OU Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/194754774298416/

NOVEMBER 4, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Forum Fellows Seminar #2 with Aparna Nair (History of Science)

Gould Hall, Room 395

Outcastes

This seminar, open to faculty, staff, and graduate students at OU, focused on the interrelationship of disability with poverty and colonialism in the global south, as well as highlighted the need for agency by the disabled in achieving their own experiences. This seminar was led by Forum Fellow Dr. Aparna Nair (Assistant Professor, History of Science) and was part of the Forum's 2016-2017 theme of "Outcasts & Outlands."  This event was attended by about two dozen OU faculty, staff, and graduate students from a variety of departments and units on campus.

The OU Humanities Forum is supported by the Office of the Senior Vice President & Provost; the Office of the Vice President for Research; the College of Arts & Sciences; with additional support from the Office of the President and the OU Libraries.  

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1234573136574949/

NOVEMBER 2, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"Building Software for Scholarship and Instruction in the Humanities" - a videoconferenced workshop with Jamie Folsom

Digital Scholarship Lab Conference Room, LL121E, Bizzell Memorial Library

Jamie Folsom event poster

Performant Software Solutions LLC (http://www.performantsoftware.com/) consults with humanities faculty in higher education and builds custom software to support and enhance research and teaching in the humanities. Jamie Folsom led about half a dozen participants in this workshop, describing the company’s process and capabilities, talking about some current DH projects in higher education, and offering an overview of Performant’s suite of tools for scholarship and instruction. Most of the hour was spent in conversation with faculty about their projects, and whether and how specialized software might be helpful.

Jamie Folsom is Vice President for Development at Performant Software Solutions LLC, a software development agency based in Boston, MA, and Charlottesville, VA. Before joining Performant, he was lead developer for Hyperstudio, center for the Digital Humanities at MIT. He holds a Master's degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard University.

The OU Humanities Forum is supported by the Office of the Senior Vice President & Provost; the Office of the Vice President for Research; the College of Arts & Sciences; with additional support from the Office of the President and the OU Libraries.  

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/255886398146975/

OCTOBER 27, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

OU Humanities Forum Social Mixer (Hosted by University Libraries)

Western History Collections, Monnet Hall

Fall 2016 Social Mixer poster

About 75 OU faculty, staff, and graduate students joined us for the OU Humanities Forum's Fall 2016 Social Mixer, hosted by University Libraries! This was intended for all OU faculty, staff, and graduate students interested in humanities research. This event took place in the Western History Collections, Monnet Hall on Thursday, October 27 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

The OU Humanities Forum is supported by the Office of the Senior Vice President & Provost; the Office of the Vice President for Research; the College of Arts & Sciences; with additional support from the Office of the President and the OU Libraries.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628494090814332/

OCTOBER 11, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Women of Northeast Oklahoma City Photovoice Project

OU Community Design Center on Film Row, 800 W. Sheridan, Oklahoma City, OK

Women of NE OKC Photovoice event poster

The OU Humanities Forum and others joined the participants of the NE OKC Photovoice Project, Forum Fellow Dr. John Harris (Regional and City Planning), local policy makers, nonprofits, local media, and community members for this special event on Tuesday, October 11 from 7:00 – 9 :00 pm at the OU Community Design Center on Film Row in OKC. This was an important project launch taking place during an important time in Oklahoma City. While there is renewed investment and interest in the Northeast neighborhoods, these women raise their voices to tell of everyday life and shape the future of their community. Following a welcome reception and general viewing of the exhibit from 7:00– 8:00 pm, the women presented a multimedia presentation that focused on key themes of their photography and neighborhood experiences as well as how these intersect with race and gender.

The OU Humanities Forum is supported by the Office of the Senior Vice President & Provost; the Office of the Vice President for Research; the College of Arts & Sciences; with additional support from the Office of the President and the OU Libraries.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1056895307681116/

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Forum Fellows Seminar #1 with Andrew Porwancher (Classics & Letters)

Digital Scholarship Lab Conference Room, LL121E, Bizzell Memorial Library

Alexander Hamilton

A penniless orphan in the West Indies, Alexander Hamilton was the ultimate outcast in the outlands. This seminar, led by Forum Fellow Dr. Andrew Porwancher (Classics & Letters) on the Forum’s 2016-2017 theme, “Outcasts & Outlands,” discussed Hamilton’s Caribbean origins as well as the art of writing biography. This event was attended by about two dozen OU faculty, staff, and graduate students from a variety of departments and units on campus.

The OU Humanities Forum is supported by the Office of the Senior Vice President & Provost; the Office of the Vice President for Research; the College of Arts & Sciences; with additional support from the Office of the President and the OU Libraries.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/700440340110144/

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 - 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Reception and Bilingual Reading – “Cajita feliz / Happy Little Box” with Nadia Villafuerte

Community Room, LL118, Bizzell Memorial Library

Nadia Villafuerte and Julie Ward

The OU Humanities Forum continued its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) with a reception and bilingual reading with Mexican author Nadia Villafuerte (NYU), co-organized with Forum Fellow Dr. Julie Ann Ward, Assistant Professor of Spanish (OU). On Thursday, September 15, after a welcome reception, Nadia and Julie did a bilingual reading of her short story, “Cajita feliz / Happy Little Box.”  This work is from her collection Te gusta el látex, cielo? (Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 2008).  Bilingual readings of some of her other works followed as well as a lively question-and-answer session and discussion. About 40 guests attended.

The OU Humanities Forum is supported by the Office of the Senior Vice President & Provost; the Office of the Vice President for Research; the College of Arts & Sciences; with additional support from the Office of the President and the OU Libraries.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/838642912903113/

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Creative Writing Workshop (in Spanish) with Nadia Villafuerte: “Traducir el entorno” / “Translating a Sense of Place”

Gould Hall, Room 395

Nadia Villafuerte event poster

The OU Humanities Forum kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) with a series of events with Mexican author Nadia Villafuerte (NYU), co-organized with Forum Fellow Dr. Julie Ann Ward, Assistant Professor of Spanish (OU). Nadia led an interactive, Spanish-language Creative Writing Workshop, “Tradicuir el entorno” / “Translating a Sense of Place” on Thursday, September 15 in Gould 395 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm for about a dozen participants.

The OU Humanities Forum is supported by the Office of the Senior Vice President & Provost; the Office of the Vice President for Research; the College of Arts & Sciences; with additional support from the Office of the President and the OU Libraries.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/291949977830868/

SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Digital Humanities @ OU Day III Post-Symposium Workshop

Collaborative Classroom, LL123, Bizzell Memorial Library

DH Day III workshop with Julia Flanders

At this post-symposium workshop, Professor Julia Flanders (Northeastern U) joined OU faculty moderators Hunter Heyck and Darren Purcell in a discussion of “Higher Education and Digital Humanities Training.” This workshop was open to faculty, staff, and graduate students and had about 20 in attendance.

The OU Humanities Forum is supported by the Office of the Senior Vice President & Provost; the Office of the Vice President for Research; the College of Arts & Sciences; with additional support from the Office of the President and the OU Libraries.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1125800004173717/

SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 - 7:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Digital Humanities @ OU Day III

J.J. Rhyne Community Room, Zarrow Hall

DH Day III poster image

At the third Digital Humanities @ OU Day on Friday, September 9, panelists from OU (from a variety of departments and colleges across campus) as well as special guests from the University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State University presented on their projects in the digital humanities. The keynote speaker was Julia Flanders, a professor of the practice in English and the director of the Digital Scholarship Group at Northeastern University. She also directs the Women Writers Project and serves as editor in chief of Digital Humanities Quarterly, an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal of digital humanities. Her research interests focus on data modeling, textual scholarship, humanities data curation, and the politics of digital scholarly work.  About 75 guests attended this wonderful, informative event.

The OU Humanities Forum is supported by the Office of the Senior Vice President & Provost; the Office of the Vice President for Research; the College of Arts & Sciences; with additional support from the Office of the President and the OU Libraries.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/512563912282521/