Climate Crisis and the Digital Humanities Events

To coincide with COP26 in Glasgow this year, we are delighted to be hosting two special events on climate crisis and the digital humanities in partnership with the Turing Humanities and Data Science Interest Group, the Sussex Humanities Lab and University of Southampton DH.

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Digital Materialities / Digital Imaginaries

3rd November, 16:00 GMT

From high-profile controversies, such as the creation of e-wastes or the carbon footprint of Bitcoin, to subtler and even invisible influences, digital technologies can have profound ecological impacts. In our first event, four speakers will explore the materiality of the digital, and ask what can be done at all levels to make our digital world more sustainable. What emerging digital technologies may also play a role in mitigating and adapting to climate change, and where do the perils and pitfalls lie? How might digital technologies even change the way we think about ‘the human’ and our place within the planetary ecology? And what are the biggest questions we should be asking ourselves about digital technologies today?

Our speakers for this events are artist Heba Y. Amin, whose work engages with political themes and archival history, Dr. Helen V. Pritchard, an artist-designer and geographer, Nathan Ensmenger associate professor of Informatics, and Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, a Senior Research Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. This panel will be chaired by Dr James Baker, Director of University of Southampton DH. 

For more details and to book, go to Digital Materialities / Digital Imaginaries


Greening Digital Humanities

10th November

In this community workshop we are bringing together DH groups, institutes, centres, and labs in UK, Ireland, and northern Europe to think about practice, collaboration, and community-building, and to discuss of the issues we have encountered, the problems our community can solve, and the actions we will take together.

This event is invitation only: please contact us if you are interested in finding out more.


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