Save the date: Archives and Blue Lives, October 3

Event date: Monday, October 3rd
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall

Archives and Blue Lives. Join Jarrett M. Drake, Digital Archivist at the Princeton University Archives for a special guest lecture. In light of this summer’s tragic shootings, many individuals are asking: “What contributions, if any, can the archive make towards restoring and repairing communities most impacted by police violence?”. This talk will offer concrete examples of how communities, librarians, and archivists might use the archives as a space and a process to redress the trauma communities endure from prolonged public violence. Mr. Drake will propose that archives possess an untapped potential to humanize the people directly experiencing the violence, as well as the people propagating it. This event is part of the semester-long series, Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures from the Digital Humanities, sponsored by the DCII’s Ph.D. Fellows Program and the Dedman College Dean’s Office. For more information visit http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events.

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Social Science in the Age of Social Media

Event date: Monday, September 26
Location: Forum, Hughes-Trigg Theater
Time: 11:45 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Social Science in the Age of Social Media. Join Kieran Healy, Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University as he lectures on the role of social media platforms in academic disciplines. The talk will discuss the character of “latently public” work resulting from social media (a situation where academics unselfconsciously do some part of their work in public), the opportunities and difficulties it creates for people, the forms it takes across disciplines, and the efforts of universities to measure and capture its presumed value. This event is part of the semester-long series, Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures from the Digital Humanities, sponsored by the DCII’s Ph.D. Fellows Program and the Dedman College Dean’s Office. For more information visit http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events.dcii_speaker_healy_email

Caroline Brettell discusses the history of anthropology’s connections to other disciplines

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Originally Posted: June 7, 2016

A Reflection on Anthropology and Inter/Cross/Multidisciplinarity

Drawing on her recent book Anthropological Conversations, Caroline Brettell discusses the history of anthropology’s connections to other disciplines. Through examples of they how anthropologists have collaborated with, influenced and been influenced by historians, geographers and psychologists, she traces intellectual exchanges that have been productive in understanding culture and difference.

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Deadline Extended: 2016-2017 Interdisciplinary Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

The fellowship experience will let you explore new ideas and topics, broaden your expertise, enhance your sophistication in interviews, and see how your skills relate to and can be helpful to those in other fields. Students will leave this course with the skills necessary to execute a digital humanities project and engage in top-level conversations across many fields. This will be the 3rd year of the interdisciplinary fellowship, and the 1st year to focus on digital humanities. Deadline to apply is 6/7.

For more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Graduate%20Fellowship%20Program

 

2016-2017 Interdisciplinary Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

The fellowship experience will let you explore new ideas and topics, broaden your expertise, enhance your sophistication in interviews, and see how your skills relate to and can be helpful to those in other fields. Students will leave this course with the skills necessary to execute a digital humanities project and engage in top-level conversations across many fields. This will be the 3rd year of the interdisciplinary fellowship, and the 1st year to focus on digital humanities. Deadline to apply is 5/23.

For more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Graduate%20Fellowship%20Program

Call for Research Cluster Proposals for 2016-17

The DCII offers a home for informal collaborative and interdisciplinary research clusters who wish to meet together at least twice during any given semester to discuss shared interests. These clusters should be open to faculty and graduate students from across the campus and should each have two faculty or grad student conveners responsible for the cluster’s activities. We welcome participants from other universities in the DFW area as well as from the broader community. Deadline for Proposals is May 20. For more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/ResearchClusters

Epinephrine, a Positive and Negative Effector of Stress and Stress-Induced Illness

Event date: May 2
Time: 3:30 p.m.

Join Dona Lee Wong, Ph.D. of Harvard Medical School for a special guest lecture on her work. This event is sponsored by the DCII’s Biopsychosocial Research Cluster and the Center for Drug Discovery, Design and Delivery (CD4).

For more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

 

Inaugural Faculty Book Fest!

Event date: May 3, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Remarks at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Dallas Hall Rotunda

This is books scramble. Many books to scatter under sky.

Take a break on Reading Day and join us to celebrate all books published by SMU faculty members in 2015. Refreshments and raffle prizes will be provided! RSVP at smubookfest.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527.

 

Event: The Use of Statistical Evidence in Two Areas of the Law

Event Date: April 15
Time: 12:15 p.m. with lunch
Location: Godwin Gruber Lawyer’s Inn – The Private Dining Room

Joseph L. Gastwirth, Professor of Statistics and Economics from George Washington University, as he discusses the analysis of data arising in jury discrimination cases and how statistical studies and measures are used to assess the health risks of drugs or exposures to chemical agents. This event is sponsored by the DCII Fellow Seminar, “Law and Statistics.” Please R.S.V.P. with efielding@smu.edu or 214-768-3527.

Contact for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events