Speaking of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, the 65th episode of Digital Campus focuses on the 2011 conference season. Listen to this podcast to learn about digital humanities at the annual meetings of the AHA (American Historical Association) and MLA (Modern Languages Association).
According to Amanda French, digital humanities was the “big story” coming out of the MLA. The coverage of the conference at sites like The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed seemed to focus on digital humanities panels because these sessions were tweeted and blogged about more than any other.
Dan Cohen suggests that the MLA was more active than the AHA in terms of tweeting and blogging.
The panelists had an interesting discussion about how difficult and expensive it is to get wifi coverage (“blanket wifi”) at big conferences like the MLA and AHA. Cohen thinks that this is essential if social media is going to enliven the conference experience.
Listen to the rest here.
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