Cristina Vignone, a senior at Fordham College at Lincoln Center, recently won Fordham’s first Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study in the arts, humanities or social sciences, a $34,000 award she will use after she graduates in 2012 with a double major in History and Anthropology. In her junior year Vignone undertook a digital humanities project that reexamined the Salem Witch Trials through visual representations of the relationships shared by various trial participants. Vignone developed the project under the guidance of Fordham Digital Humanities Working Group member and history professor Roger Panetta. The project was presented at the Fordham University Research Fair in Spring 2011 and at the 2011 Lower New York Regional Conference for the National History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, at Marist College. It was also selected for further digitization by graduate students of the Information Visualization course at the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University. Congratulations to Cristina!
|Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.|
The Digital Humanities Working Group could not be more pleased that Kathleen Fitzpatrick, a pioneer in developing new forms for scholarly publication, will speak on the topics of “Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy” as the keynote speaker at Fordham’s annual Faculty Technology Day. Sponsored by Fordham’s Instructional Technologies | Academic Computing Group, Dr. Fitzpatrick’s talk will consider the impact of digital technologies on publishing and the academy.
Dr. Fitzpatrick is a Professor of Media Studies at Claremont College and the author of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television (Vanderbilt University Press, 2006), and of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy, forthcoming from NYU Press and previously made available for open peer review online. She is co-founder of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons. In mid-April MediaCommons and New York University Press were awarded a major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of a year-long study of peer-to-peer (P2P) review. Fitzpatrick was also recently appointed as director of the newly created Office of Scholarly Communication at the Modern Language Association.
Faculty Technology Day runs from 9:30–5:00 pm on Monday, May 16th at Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus, Lowenstein Building, 12th floor. Fitzpatrick’s keynote is scheduled for 10:00 am. The Lowenstein Building is on the northwest corner of 60th Street and Ninth Avenue. ID is required for entry. This event is free, but registration is recommended. Map: Fordham University–Lincoln Center.