To coincide with COP26 in Glasgow this year, SHL is jointly running two special events with the Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture & Society, the University of Southampton DH, and the Humanities & Data Science Turing interest group. This is just a “save the dates” announcement: more info and registration will be coming soon.
November 3rd, Digital Materialities, Digital Imaginaries
16:00-17:30 GMT Online
More information and registration here. Our speakers will explore the materiality of the digital, and ask what can be done at all levels to make our digital world more sustainable.
- Heba Amin
- Nathan Ensmenger
- Wilko Hardenberg
- Helen Pritchard
What emerging digital technologies may also play a role in mitigating and adapting to climate change, and where do the perils and pitfalls lie? How might digital technologies even change the way we think about ‘the human’ and our place within the planetary ecology? And what are the biggest questions we should be asking ourselves about digital technologies today?
This event forms part of the Sussex Humanities Lab’s Open Workshop Series and CDCS’s Autumn Seminar Series. It is open to all.
Greening the Digital Humanities
November 10th, 16:00 – 17:30 GMT Online
While the first joint event (Nov 3rd) focuses on theories, perspectives, principles, and inspirations, the second event shifts to thinking about practice, collaboration, and community-building. In it we will discuss the issues we have encountered, the problems our community can solve, and assemble actions we will take together.
The core participants will be DH researchers, along with other key stakeholders. Together we will explore: How do we, as individuals and as organisations, address the environmental dimension of the digital technologies we use? Where should we turn to for best practice? Where is research and innovation most urgently needed, and who should be doing it? What are the politics and ethics of greening the digital, and where do the biggest controversies lie? What challenges, risks and trade-offs might we face? As Margaret Atwood has suggested, “climate change” might be better termed “everything change.” How might the transition to a zero carbon economy transform what we do, and how we define our own expertise and responsibilities? In a world where so much is digitally entwined, and ecologically interconnected, how can knowledge and responsibility be justly distributed?
The 10th November workshop is invite only. If you are interested in participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and briefly outline your interest.