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The Digital and Democracy: Digital Scholarship Colloquium 2018: Schedule

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Thursday, November 1st


Thursday, November 1st, 2018

8:00am - 8:45am Breakfast / Poster Session
8:45am - 10:00am

Opening Keynote 

Diana Nucera
​Detroit Community Technology Project

10:15am - 11:15am Fair Use Fights Fascism in the Digital Age 
Kyle Courtney (Harvard University)

Appalachian Unconventional Oil & Gas Data Knowns, Unknowns, and Known Unknowns 
Ted Auch (The Frac Tracker Alliance)
Eira Tansey (University of Cincinnati)
Shanon Donnelly (University of Akron)

  Workshop: Building Text Collections with Web Scraping (75 minutes)
Zach Coble (NYU Libraries)
11:30am - 12:45pm Lunch
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Lightning Talks

Digital Access for Community College Students as an Equity Issue
Polly Hoover (City Colleges of Chicago)

Democratizing Narratives of History: Teaching and Creating Digital History with Clio in the Community
Katharine Trostel (Ursuline College)
Bari Stith (Ursuline College)

2:00pm - 3:00pm Democratizing the Archives: A Project STAND Case Study
Lae'l Hughes-Watkins (Kent State University)
  Inspiring Democracy in Future Leaders (Democracy and History)
Margaret Roulett (Western Reserve Historical Society)
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Tours  (registration details coming soon)

  • Cleveland Museum of Art / ArtLens Gallery
  • Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box]
  • University Archives
  • KSL Special Collections
4:30pm - 6:30pm Opening Reception:  Allen Memorial Medical Library & Dittrick Museum of Medical History
6:30pm Dinner (on your own)

Friday, November 2nd

8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast / Poster Sessions
9:15am - 10:15am
Lightning Talks

Liberating Data for Impact: Lessons from Cleveland’s BUILD Health Challenge
April Urban (Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, CWRU)
Kauser Razvi (DigitalC)
Kim Foreman (Environmental Health Watch)
Katya Abazajian (Sunlight Foundation)

Transforming Cleveland City Council Legislation into a more readable, standardized digital format
(Open Cleveland Project)

Will Skora (Open Cleveland)
Eamon Johnson
Andrew Plumb-Larrick

Lightning Talks

Redefining Police Data
Stacy Wood (University of Pittsburgh)

Puncture the Silence
Laurie Albright
Genevieve Mitchell 
Carol Steiner
Keith Wilson

10:30am - Noon

Closing Keynote

Erika Anthony
Vice President of Government Relations and Strategy
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

Is Our Democracy Working for or Against Us?
Whether you are 15, 25, 45 or 75 years old – every day your life is impacted by the digital economy or democracy in some shape or form. How equitable citizens in our communities are able to access the essential elements needed for their lives is debatable. While it may appear the world is on fire in many aspects, there are still good, hard working advocates on the ground grinding to ensure equitable justice for all. Erika Anthony will speak about a few initiatives she’s engaged with locally; most notably Cleveland VOTES and Hack Cleveland. She will also challenge the participants of this event to reimagine what democracy looks like in 2018 and beyond. And how each of us, no matter race, class, gender or creed – have an obligation to learn and ultimately activate their citizenry.