Digital Humanities is booming. There are DH centers, jobs with “digital” in the title (i.e. my own), and lots of digital scholarship outlets and platforms. DH touches on a wide variety of disciplines, including – but not limited to – history, art history, linguistics, media studies, anthropology, and comparative literature, to name a few. Let’s talk about doing, supporting, and contributing to Digital Humanities projects, as well as how to make user-centered design part of the DH game plan.

This discussion requires zero prior knowledge or experience with either DH or UX. In fact, if you’re not familiar with UX at all, please feel encouraged to attend!

—Jennifer Ferretti, @CityThatReads

I’m the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Decker Library. I have a background in fine arts and a Masters of Science degree in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute in New York City. I have nine years experience working in libraries, museums, and archives. I’ve managed digital project programs, archival processing (traditional and born-digital) programs, curated exhibitions, and participated in digital humanities projects. I have a deep interest in Baltimore’s African American community circa 1930-1970 and have researched this topic for an exhibit as well as research papers and conference presentations. I started bLAMcollective (Baltimore Libraries, Archives, and Museums), intended to be an informal group of professionals or students of any area to discuss articles, projects, or just share over drinks or coffee. Not having a car has enabled me to see Baltimore City by foot and bike. I love public parks and recently I’ve started running with the intention of completing a half marathon some time in the future.

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