Thursday, March 30


2:00 – 6:00 pm

Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Meetup and Discussion
106 Henderson Annex

6:00 – 7:00 pm

What’s Next? Experimental Humanities after Graduation (Pizza Event)
106 Henderson Annex

Professor Kimon Keramidas and Matthew Dischner from NYU’s Draper Program

Clare Nolan, Bard alum and librarian at Bard High School Early College Manhattan

Ben Barron, Bard alum and editor-in-chief of ALL-IN

Keith O’Hara, Professor of Computer Science at Bard College


Friday, March 31

Conference Day 1

All conference events are in 103 Reem-Kayden Center for Science and Computation (RKC) unless otherwise noted.

8:30 – 9:00

Registration, coffee and pastries
Lobby RKC

9:00 – 9:15


Rebecca Thomas, Dean of the College, Bard College, NY
Maria Sachiko Cecire, Director of Experimental Humanities, Bard College, NY



9:15 – 10:15

Joint Plenary   “Modalities of Engagement”

Dennis Tenen and Manan Ahmed, Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities, Columbia University



10:15 – 10:30


10:30 – 12:15

Panel 1   Experimental Pedagogy

Featured Speaker
TL Cowan, Department of Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC) and the Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto

“Digital Research Ethics: A Harm Reduction Model for the Humanities”

Anelise Hanson Shrout, California State University Fullerton

“What Happens Next?: First-Generation Students in #DH Classrooms”

Kisha G. Tracy, Fitchburg State University

“Teacher-Photographer: Transforming Perceptions of Cultural Heritage with Image”

Digital History Lab Team, Experimental Humanities, Bard College, NY

Demonstration of recent and on-going projects



12:15 – 1:30




12:40 – 1:20

Parallel Mini-Sessions (During Lunch Break)

Meet in the lobby of RKC at the west entrance

Kisha G. Tracy

Fishbowl Discussion
101 RKC

“Balancing Local and Global in the Pedagogical Collaborative”

Alexis Chartschlaa, Matthew Park, Elisabeth Gambino



1:30 – 3:15

Panel 2   Global Public Humanities

Featured Speaker
Angel Nieves, Africana Studies, Digital Humanities, and Cinema and Media Studies, Hamilton College

“Queering the Mandela House at 8115 Vilakazi: Stompie Seipei and the Promise of Digital Humanities in Pursuit of Human Rights”

Kimon Keramidas, Digital Humanities, Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program, New York University

“Digital Media and Local Practice for Distant History During Fraught Global Times”

John Ryle, Rift Valley Institute, Bard College, NY

“South Sudan Customary Authorities Project”

Alison Cornyn and the Incorrigibles Project, (Founder and Creative Director) Picture Projects and Design For Social Innovation Program, School of Visual Arts

“Incorrigibles: Local History, National Stories?”

3:15 – 3:30




3:30 – 4:30

Plenary   “Hashtag Insurgency: Exploring the Convergence of Digital and Analog Resistance Post-#BlackLivesMatter”

Treva Lindsey, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Ohio State University

4:30 – 4:45




4:45 – 5:45

Plenary   “The Future of the United State of Women: Tactics for Gender Activism on the Edge of Uncertainty”

Ting Ting Cheng, Legal Director of the Women’s March on Washington and Public Defender at Brooklyn Defense Services



6:00 – 7:30


The students of Thomas Bartscherer’s “Citizens of the World” course debate the following resolution:
“The ideal of global citizenship is detrimental to good government on the local level.”


Saturday, April 1

Conference Day 2

8:45 – 9:15

Registration, coffee, and pastries
Lobby of RKC



9:15 – 11:00

Panel 3   Digital Sensorium

Featured Speaker
Nicole Starosielski, The New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

“Weaponizing Thermal Transmissions”

Matthew Park, BHSEC Newark

“Twittering Machine: African Art, Modern Art, Donald Trump”

Eduardo Navas, School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University

“Remix methods and Data Visualization”

Laura Kunreuther and Students, Anthropology Program, Bard College, NY

“Democratic Soundscapes, or What Does Democracy Sound Like?”

11:00 – 11:15




11:15 – 12:15

Plenary   “‘Pointing to the Fact’: On the Politics of Description”

Heather Love, Department of English and The Center for the Study of Social Difference, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Sponsored by the Art History Program, Bard College



12:15 – 1:30


12:40 – 1:20

Parallel Mini-Sessions (During Lunch Break)

101 RKC

Building and Sustaining Digital Humanities at Liberal Arts Colleges

102 RKC

Decolonize Your Syllabus (bring a syllabus you want to rethink)



1:30 – 2:30

Plenary  “Difference in Numbers: Computation and Models of World Literature”

Hoyt Long, Japanese Literature, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

2:30 – 2:45




2:45 – 3:45

Game Play

Lobby RKC
Paolo Pedercini, School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University

Activist games with conference participants

3:45 – 4:55

Panel 4   Games

Featured Speaker
Paolo Pedercini, School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University

“Tactical Memes: Reusable Formats in Creative Activism”

Maath Musleh and Yazid Albadarin, Al-Quds Bard, Palestine

“Thinking about Video Games: Virtuality and Reality within a Palestinian Context”

Ben Coonley and Keith O’Hara, Bard College, NY

“Games at Work: Participation, Procedure, and Play ”



4:55 – 5:00

Closing Remarks

5:00 – 6:00