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Aquatic Cultures and the Digital Environmental Humanities (ACDEH)

Friday, 9 August – Saturday, 10 August 2019

Aquatic Cultures and the Digital Environmental Humanities (ACDEH)

The relationship between water and culture is a vast societal challenge that dissolves discipline, time, and place, requiring a unified and nuanced response. The digitally-assisted and augmented environmental humanities has a growing role in a globally-informed Irish response to living in aquatic cultures at a time of complexity, working at the joining of disciplines such as digital humanities, geography, history, literature, philosophy and the performing arts.

Aquatic Cultures and the Digital Environmental Humanities (ACDEH) is a confluence of scholars and stakeholders working at the intersection of digital methodologies, water studies and environmental scholarship and coming together to talk, to learn from each other, and to shape a community of actors pooling resources for Ireland.

The overall aim of this two-day Irish Research Council-funded knowledge exchange for impact collaboration is to bring together projects and scholars expert in diverse but complimentary disciplinary approaches to studying water and aquatic culture through a combination of the digital and environmental humanities. The event will be hosted at the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute at Trinity College Dublin,and will bring together the leaders of the rich digital humanities and environmental humanities research in Ireland by merging accumulated disciplinary knowledge.

Thursday 8th of August
Human Engagements With Water: from dominion to conviviality

6.30pm, 8th August 2019, Neill Lecture Theatre Trinity Long Room Hub [register here]

A public lecture by Prof. Veronica Strang (Durham University). Funded by a New Foundations grant from the Irish Research Council.

Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of August

9-9.20am (day 1) – Registration 

9.20-9.30am (day 1) – Welcome (Dr James L. Smith)

9.30-11am – Session 1 and 5, networking activities

Day 1: Ice-breaker activity based on the event themes of water, society, digital tools and the interdisciplinary humanities; Day 2: Embodied practice and creative expression group activity

11-11.15am – Morning Coffee Break

11.15am-12.45pm – Session 2 and 6, capacity building activities

Day 1: Team project design exercise based on UN sustainable development goals; Day 2: Water fictions writing event

12.45-1.45pm – Lunch

1.45-3.15pm – Workshops (sessions 3 and 7) [details TBA]

Guest Convenors: Day 1 – Prof. Catherine Clarke; Day 2 – Prof. Gabriela Christmann

3.15-3.30pm – Afternoon Coffee Break

3.30-5pm – Roundtables (sessions 4 and 8)

Themes: Day 1: The Present – a discussion of structures, initiatives and challenges; Day 2: The Future – a discussion of publication, collaboration and cooperation

Sponsored by the Trinity Centre for New Irish Studies (CNIS)

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Digital Humanities, Making Ireland
Event Category: Lectures and Seminars, Public, Special events, Sustainability, Workshops and Training
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential)

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