DH Winter School 2018

Our 3rd DH Winter School will be held in Pune from 12-13 December 2018.

Organized By CDH Pune, in collaboration with IASE Pune

Venue: YASHADA, Pune 411007

Digital Humanities, a field which explores the intersection of the Humanities and digital technology, offers innovative opportunities for research, teaching, and praxis. The DH Winter School will give participants an introduction to the field, and to selected theoretical approaches, digital research methods and digital pedagogies.

Alongside CDH Pune affiliated faculty, we welcome the following invited speakers to this year’s Winter School:


See below for the schedule for the DH Winter School 2018:

All sessions will be held in Room 07

12th December, Wednesday
09:15am – 09:30am: Tea
09:30am – 09:45am: Welcome and Introductions
09:45am – 10:45am: Introduction to Digital Humanities (Ashok Thorat)
10:45am – 12:15pm: International Trends in Digital Humanities (Paul Arthur)
12:15pm – 01:15pm: Lunch
01:15pm – 03:00pm: A Feminist Internet, Part I (Smita Vanniyar)
03:00pm – 03:15pm: Tea
03:15pm – 05:00pm: A Feminist Internet, Part II (Smita Vanniyar)
13th December, Thursday
09:15am – 09:30am: Tea
09:30am – 11:45am: Digital Storytelling with Exhibits (Dhanashree Thorat)
11:45am – 12:15pm: Jobs in Digital Humanities (Dhanashree Thorat)
12:15pm – 01:15pm: Lunch
01:15pm – 03:00pm: Digital Pedagogy (Maya Dodd with Anjali Chandavarkar, Kunjika Pathak, and Nidhi Prabhakar)
03:00pm – 03:15pm: Tea
03:15pm – 04:45pm: Digital Storytelling with Mapping (Dhanashree Thorat)
04:45pm – 05:00pm: Wrap Up

The Winter School will begin with an introductory session on the state of the field. Most of the sessions will be workshop style and hands-on. No prior knowledge of new media technologies is expected.

Dr Dhanashree Thorat (Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Kansas) is the lead organizer of the Winter School.

The DH Winter School is open to participants at different levels of their academic career, and from diverse disciplines. We hope that this event will also enable participants to network with other DH scholars in India. Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

The registration fees are: for teachers – Rs 2000/- and for students Rs 1500/-. Registration includes lunch, tea/coffee, and printed material. The registration form and instructions can be accessed Winter School Registration (Word file).

The conference will be held at the MDC, YASHADA located approximately 500 mtrs from Pune University Main Gate, on Baner Road, Aundh, Pune 411007. MDC is a premier state-of-the-art conference center in central part of Pune city. The auditorium, conference rooms, guest rooms and dining hall are air-conditioned, comfortable and equipped with computers, LCD and sound system.

The organizers will not provide accommodation. Pune has a variety of hotel options, and participants are advised to book accommodation at their own discretion and well in advance.

Here are the contact details of some hotels close to the venue:
1. Hotel Sahara (1 km from the conference venue)
    Senapati Bapat Road, Near Chatushrungi Temple, Pune 411016
    Cell: 09822033345; Landline: +91-20-25655405/06
2. Bhairavee Exclusive Residency (2.5 kms from the conference venue)
    Varsha Park, Baner Road, Pune 411045
    Cell:09850209199; Landline: +91-20-27293999/27293613
3. Hotel Swaroop (3.5 kms from the conference venue, closer to the center of the city)
    Prabhat Road, Lane No 10, Pune 411004
    Cell: 09422830745; Landline: +91-20-25672662/3/4
4. Hotel Deccan Park (4 kms from the conference venue)
    Near British Library, Fergusson College Road, Pune 411004
    E-mail: hoteldeccanpark@gmail.com Landline Numbers: +91-20-25656511/65808089
5. E-Square Hotel (1 km from the Conference Venue)
    Level 5, 132/A, University Road, Pune 411016
    Phone 020-66044141
The tariff of these hotels is moderate and works out cheaper if there are two occupants. All the four hotels are located in good localities and with all the normal facilities. A limited number of beds on sharing basis (in two/three-bed rooms) are available in Gokhale Institute Guest House. We recommend this facility, especially for student participants. The contact details are as follows:
Contact Person: Dr Prabhash N Rath, Officer on Special Duty,Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, BMCC Road, Pune 411004.
Landline: +91-20-25650287/25678311
The nearest major international airport is Mumbai. K.K. Travels offers airport pickups from Mumbai, and drop-offs at your choice of location in Pune (or vice versa). Their shared vehicles are available around the clock. Booking can be made online (www.kktravels.com) or over phone(+91-20-24224267/24223839; cell: +91-9890779977). The distance from Mumbai Airport to Pune is 160 kms and it takes three hours to cover it.
Participants arriving at the Pune Airport (domestic) can take pre-paid taxi or book an Ola/Uber cab or take a Radio Wings Cab (+91-20-40100100). Participants arriving in Pune by Train can disembark at Pune Railway Station and take an autorickshaw.
For transport within the city, participants can book Ola, Uber or Radiowings cabs or take the typical Pune autorickshaw that are parked almost at every corner. Most of the cabs can be booked by using credit/debit cards, rickshaw drivers will accept only cash.

For questions about registration and fee payment, please email iasepune@gmail.com or call us at: 08308908349/07888049405/020-27297101

For questions about the topics or schedule, please contact the lead organizer, Dr. Dhanashree Thorat at cdhpune@gmail.com.

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