Digital Humanities Lab


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.

See Past Events

Friday, January 25 | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Dr. Laura Wagner, Radio Haiti Project Archivist at Duke University
Please note: This event takes place in the American Geographical Society Library (3rd floor, Golda Meir Library); the DH Lab is a co-sponsor

February 14 and 15
Steph Ceraso on Sounding the Humanities,
Dr. Ceraso is an Assistant Professor of Digital Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Virginia. She recently published Sounding Composition: Multimodal Pedagogies for Embodied Listening, where she proposes an expansive approach to teaching with sound through the concept of multimodal listening. Her talk will explore the role of embodied inquiry in podcast production and argue for an experience-based, multisensory approach to creating podcasts in the classroom. We’ll also host a morning discussion session geared especially toward instructors, faculty, and librarians, to talk about  the challenges and rewards of “sonic pedagogy.”
  • Thursday, February 14 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sounding the Humanities: Podcast Production, Writing, and Embodied Inquiry
  • Friday, February 15 | 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Bagels and Discussion about Writing with Sound: Challenges and Rewards

Tuesday, March 12 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
DH Teaching Fellows, Panel Discussion and Open House
Join the DH Lab’s Teaching Fellows as they discuss their integration of DH methods and tools in their fall 2018 classes. Join us at 1:00 p.m. for an informal “open house” featuring projects and assignments; panel discussion at 2:00 p.m.

Monday, March 25 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
What is Collaborative Ethnography? And how do you start doing it?
Elizabeth Campbell, Appalachian State University
Eric Lassiter, Marshall University
Campbell and Lassiter will introduce what collaborative ethnography is (and what it is not), cover contemporary fields of collaboration, briefly survey the different kinds and approaches to collaborative research, and suggest ways to begin such projects.

Tuesday, March 26 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Is This All Made of Light? An Introduction to the Immersive Media Lab
Chris Willey (PSOA),
Chris Willey is Director of Immersive Media Lab in the Kenilworth Square East building. He will discuss the work and thinking behind the Immersive Media Lab, how it all works, and projects underway.

Tuesday, April 30 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Podcasting the Past: An Evening with Ben Franklin’s World
Liz Covart, Digital Projects Editor for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and WUWM’s Mitch Teich
Liz Covart is the Digital Projects Editor for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and host of the widely-popular “Ben Franklin’s World.” Join us for a conversation on podcasting the past with host of WUWM’s Lake Effect Mitch Teich. Please note: This event takes place in the UWM Libraries 4th floor conference center.


Wednesday, May 1 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Podcasting Workshop with Liz Covart in the Digital Humanities Lab.
Join us to learn directly from podcasting expert Liz Covart about what it takes to make a great podcast that reflects on the past and speaks to the present.

Thursday, May 2 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ethics, Technology, and Human Rights
Sabelo Mhlambi, Fellow, Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Carr Center for Human Rights
Technological advancements in fields such as Artificial Intelligence present significant ethical questions and implications for societies around the world.  Join us for an exploration of the intersections between ethics, emerging technologies and human rights with Sabelo Mhlambi, Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Carr Center for Human Rights.  Mr. Mhlambi’s research examines the ethical implications of technology in the developing world, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, along with the creation of tools to make Artificial Intelligence more accessible and inclusive to underrepresented communities.
Co-sponsored by the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, Department of Communication, Department of English, Department of Philosophy, Digital Arts and Culture Program, UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab, and the UWM Center for International Education.

Friday, May 10 | 9:00 a.m.
Academic Publishing & Presenting with IEEE Breakfast
Co-sponsored by the UWM Libraries & IEEE, this free breakfast event is open to all students, faculty, staff and area alumni. Event details and registration link:

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization, and publisher for nearly a third of the world’s technical literature including approximately 200 transactions, journals, and magazines plus technical books, monographs, guides, and textbooks. IEEE also sponsors more than 1,000 conferences annually.

During the Academic Publishing & Presenting with IEEE Breakfast, IEEE Client Services Manager Jalyn Kelley will be covering tools to help academic authors find the best fit for their publications and presentations, tips on what editors and reviewers are looking for, and tips on common errors to avoid.

UWM faculty scholars will wrap up the morning by sharing their own experiences and advice for getting started in academic publishing and presenting. Panelists include:

  • Brooke Slavens, PhD., Associate Professor, Occupational Science & Technology and Biomedical Engineering; Director of the Mobility Lab; Director of the PhD Program in Health Sciences
  • George Hanson, PhD., Professor and Department Chair, Electrical Engineering
  • Thomas Haigh, PhD., Associate Professor, History
  • (moderator) Linda Kopecky, Head, Research Services, UWM Libraries

Questions to Linda Kopecky at