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We sponsor conferences, speakers, workshops, and other events, including our annual DRExChange, on the campus of Hofstra University to promote digital communities, scholarship, critical thinking, and learning.

DREx 2017

Hofstra’s Digital Research Center (DRC) will hold its annual Digital Research Exchange (DREx), at Hofstra’s Axinn Library and Mack Hall (University Club), on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 11am to 4pm.

DREx is an annual gathering of New York, Tristate, and Long Island digital humanists, archivists, librarians, scholars, and teachers to discuss issues confronting the discipline and to consider opportunities for mutual development and future engagement. Our topic this year is “The Digital Archive 2.0: Research as Teaching, Teaching as Research.”

Our keynote speaker is Ray Siemens, director of the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab and Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria. He will speak on “The New Critical Archive and the Emergent Social Age,” at Hofstra’s Axinn Library, 10th Floor.

Following a luncheon for participants and attendees at Hofstra’s Mack Hall, our DREx Symposium will focus on visions and problems arising in archival and big data projects. Our panelists are Thomas Augst (NYU, director of the NewYorkScapes project), Elizabeth Dillon (Northeastern, co-director of NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks), and Jeffrey Ravel (MIT, the Comédie Française Registers and Visualizing Maritime History projects). John Bryant (Hofstra, director of the Melville Electronic Library and Hofstra DRC) will moderate.

Please click here to register

Past Events

DRExChange 2016

Hofstra University

March 23rd, 2016

Held each spring, DRExChange is Hofstra’s annual digital scholarship conference, devoted to exploring areas of research, development, and pedagogy of mutual interest among regional, national, and international digital communities. It is sponsored by Hofstra’s DRC Forum. Our inaugural DREx gathering, on 23 March 2016, begins with Hofstra’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture, titled “Hofstra’s Digital Research Center (DRC): Tools for Building Scholarship in the Humanities,” delivered by DRC Director and Professor Emeritus of English John Bryant, Associate Professor of English Adam Sills, and Professor of Law Vern Walker. After luncheon at the University Club, DRC Associates and guests are invited to attend our DREx Symposium: Digital Scholarship and Affiliation in New York, with featured speakers from the New York City region: Deena Engel (NYU), Matthew Gold (CUNY), Alexander Gil Fuentes (Columbia), Elyse Graham (Stony Brook), David Hoover (NYU), Kimon Keramidas (NYU), Marion Thain (NYU), Ben Vershbow (NYPL Digital Lab), and Jennifer Vinopal (NYU). Please join us at the following venues and times:

  • 11:15am-12:40pm. (Guthart Cultural Center Theater)
    Distinguished Faculty Lecture.

  • 1pm. (University Club) Luncheon.

  • 2-4pm. (University Club)
    Symposium: Digital Scholarship and Affiliation in New York

Digital Thinking/Critical Thinking: Building the Humanities at Hofstra

Hofstra University

This two-day conference focuses on how to create a Digital Research Center (DRC) at Hofstra that will enable faculty and students to develop digital solutions to critical and scholarly problems. Panels will explore strategies for interactive and collaborative research, integrating scholarship and pedagogy through online digital tools, and the DRC’s proposed scholarly websites. Workshops will acquaint participants with MIT’s Annotation Studio (annotation) and other HyperStudio tools, as well as with Hofstra’s TextLab (editing revision).


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