Digital Humanities Lab Events

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We welcome partnering with existing interest groups and initiatives on campus.  If you would like to ask us to host a speaker, workshop or other digital humanities related event, please contact Ann Hanlon ( for more information.

Spring 2018 Events


May 11 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, UWM Digital Humanities Lab – Workshop: MUDs, MOOs, and Why They Still Matter
Geoff Gimse and Kristopher Purzycki (English)
In this workshop, participants will explore the so-called “multi-user dungeon” (MUD) and “MUD object-oriented” (MOO) not as curiosities of computer gaming’s golden age but rather as a digital community space that still offers sociopolitical potentials not offered by popular social media. Workshop organizers and participants will first discuss early forms of networked collaborative text-based games as well as their influence on contemporary, more graphically oriented forms of games and social spaces. Following this discussion, the workshop will focus on populating an example MOO created for the workshop.

May 14 | 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM, UWM Libraries Scholarly Communication Series: Beyond Journal Publishing, The UWM Libraries and SAGE Publishing invite you to “spice up” your summer research plans. Join us for lunch (compliments of SAGE Publishing), information and inspiration on getting started as an academic author through options Beyond Journal Publishing.

  • Dr. Amanda Seligman, Professor and Chair, UWM Department of History
  • UWM Faculty Panel with Tips and Strategies for paths to academic publishing beyond journals
  • UWM librarians with resources and tools for getting started

Taco buffet luncheon included, starting at 12:30 p.m.; Program 1 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Register at