Presentations

Productions:

Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen. Documentary. 10-11-2013. World Premiere, THE QUAD CINEMA, New York City, http://cooperhemingway.com/. (Interviewee)

“Animus,” a two-act play produced by the New Shakespeare Players, Salt Lake City, Utah
(June, 1986).

Presentations:

“Slave Biographies: The Atlantic Slave Database Network Project” 48th Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians, Havana, Cuba June 6-10, 2016 (With Walter Hawthorne)

“What America Ate,” HASTAC 2016, Tempe, AZ, May 13, 2016 (with Helen Veit, Peter Berg).

“Life Cycle of A Digital African Studies Project,” African Studies Association, African Studies Association,
November 19, 2015. San Diego, CA.

“Matrix and the Digital Humanities.” Invited Talk. Graduate Studies in the Humanities: A Big TenConversation. November 5, 2015. State College, Pennsylvania.

“Build It Right, They Will Come: Effective Social Media and Website Strategies.” with Faith Morris, Director
of Marketing, National Civil Rights Museum, Panel presentation, Association of African American Museums, August 5, 2015. Memphis, TN.

“Reimagining Scholarly Publishing and the Public Philosophy Journal,” Panel with Mark Fisher, Bill Hart-
Davidson, Ethan Watrall, HASTAC 2015, May 28, 2015, East Lansing, Michigan

“What do the music Man and Dragnet have to do with Grant Writing?” Invited talk, University Outreach
and Engagement, April 24, 2015. East Lansing, MI.

“Supporting Digital Scholarship: How Do Scholars, Librarians, and Technologists Conceptualize Centers,
Institutes, and Labs for E-Research and Learning,” Invitational Meeting at Coalition for Network Information (CNI), April 12, 2015. Seattle, Washington

“MSU Vietnam Group Archive,” LOCUS Talk: Spatial Analysis in Humanities and Social Science, Michigan
State University Main Library, 3 West, REAL Classroom, February, 2 2015 East Lansing MI.

“Sustaining Digital Rhetoric, Place, and Funding,” Modern Language association, January 8,
2015 Vancouver, Canada

“Roundtable: Merging Personal and Scholarly Digital identities: Africanists at Work.” November 20, 2014. African Studies Association Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN.

“Workshop: Digital African Studies.” November 20, 2014. African Studies Association Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN.

“History Preserving and Archiving Oral Histories,” November 21, 2014. Michigan Historical Society, Lansing Mi,

“Cultivating the Public Philosophy Journal” with Christopher Long and Bill Hart-Davidson. Bucknell Digital Schoarship Conference. November 15, 2014. Lewisburg, PA.

“Matrix African Projects” with Peter Alegi. African Studies in the Digital Age. November 13, 2014. University of Michigan African Studies, Ann Arbor, MI.

“There is an App for That: Museums and Mobil Applications.” August 6, 2014. Association of African American Museums. Birmingham, Alabama (Workshop)

“Enhancing Access to Online Oral History: Oral history in the Digital Age (OHDA) and Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS)” with Douglas Boyd. July 10, 2014. Digital Humanities 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland.

“Cultivating the Public Philosophy Journal” with Christopher Long and Mark Fisher, Mark. July 10, 2014. Digital Humanities 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland.

“Promotion, Tenure, and New Forms of Scholarly Publishing” invited for the Franklin Lecture Series, Denison University, Ohio, April 16, 2014. Repeated talk at College of Wooster, Ohio, April 17, 2014. (Invited Talks)

“Roundtable: Day of DH 2014.” April 8, 2014. MSU Library. East Lansing, MI.

“Oral History in the Digital Age at One,” 10-10-2013. Oral History Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, (Refereed presentation)

“OHMS Content Management Systems Deployment,” 10-10-2013. Oral History Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.(Refereed presentation)

“Promoting Digital Humanities Collaborations in the CIC: A Roundtable”. 12-06-2013. Digital Humanities and Computer Science Conference, Chicago, Illinois. (Refereed presentation)

“Digital Humanities and African Studies,”. 11-23-2013. African Studies Association, Baltimore, Maryland.

“Slave Database Wireframe,”. 11-08-2013. Biographies: Atlantic Slave Database Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. (Invited presentation)

“Sustainable Scholarship”. 11-01-2013. Digital Dialogue 66: Podcast, http://www.cplong.org/ digitaldialogue/digitaldialogue-66-sustainable-scholarship/. (Invited presentation)

“Inter-Consortial Collaborative Digital Humanities Projects,”. 10-25-2013. ACM-CIC Enhancing the Midwest Knowledge Ecosystem, Meeting on Digital Humanities, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota. (Invited presentation)

“Doing Digital humanities ,” Day Long Workshop on the Digital Humanities. 10-24-2013. Digital Humanities and Community Colleges, Community College Humanities Association. (Invited presentation)

“Kora: a Digital Repository and Publishing Platform,” 09-27-2013. Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield Michigan. (Refereed presentation)

“User-Centered Design for Mobile Experiences,”. 08-10-2013. Factory of Ideas, Center for Afro-Oriental Studies (CEAO), University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. (Invited presentation)

“Digital Repositories,” . 08-06-2013. Factory of Ideas, Center for Afro-Oriental Studies (CEAO), University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil (Invited presentation)

“New Forms of Scholarly Publishing,” . 08-08-2013. Factory of Ideas, Center for Afro-Oriental Studies (CEAO), University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. (Invited presentation)

“Project Design 2.0,”. 08-08-2013. Factory of Ideas, Center for Afro-Oriental Studies (CEAO), University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. (Invited presentation)

“Slave Biographies: Atlantic Database Network.” 07-19-2013. Digital Humanities 2013, Lincoln, Nebraska.
(Refereed presentation) Coauthors: Catherine Foley, MSU. Walter Hawthorne, MSU. Paul LaChance, Toronto. Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, MSU.

“Computational Rhetoric: Adapting Graph Theory Analytics to Big Data”. 07-19-2013. Digital Humanities 2013, Lincoln, Nebraska (Refereed presentation) Coauthors: Jeff Grabill, MSU – (Presenter). Bill Hart-Davidson, MSU – (Presenter). Ryan Omizo, MSU – (Presenter).

“Archiving Civil Rights History, “ 05-17-2013. A Forum on Civil Rights in South Carolina, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, (Invited presentation)

“Collecting Civil Rights History,” 05-16-2013. A Forum on Civil Rights in South Carolina, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina (Invited presentation)

“Exploring Humanities Cyberinfrastructure” Panel member 04-30-2013. Harlan Hatcher Graduate
Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Invited presentation)

“Nodal Writing & Big Data,” 02-16-2013. Networked Humanities: From within and without the University, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky (Refereed presentation)

“User Experience Design, Big Data, and Migration.” Synergy Summit, College of Social Science, Michigan, 01-30-2013. State University, East lansing, Michigan. (Invited presentation)

“Oral History in the Digital Age.” 03-02-2012. WebWise: Baltimore, MD, (Invited presentation)

“Beyond Text: Computational Rhetoric of Objects, Audio, and Image.” 03-24-2012. Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO, (Refereed presentation)

“OHMS: Enhancing Access to Oral History ,” 04-30-2012. StoryCorps, Brooklyn, NY. (Invited presentation)

“WebWise Reprise: Oral History in the Digital Age Webinar.” 06-28-2012. Connecting to Collections Online Community <http://www.connectingtocollections.org/2012-webwise-oral-history Coauthors: Boyd Doug, University of Kentucky – (Presenter).

“Locating the Mobile Museum: User-Centered Design for Mobile Experience Day Workshop.” 08-22- 2012. Association of African American Museums, Presentation, Baltimore Maryland. (Invited presentation) Coauthors: Liza Potts, Michigan State University – (Presenter).

“Locating the Mobile Museum: User-Centered Design for Mobile Experience.” 08-23-2012. Association of African American Museums, Presentation, Baltimore Maryland. (Invited presentation)

“Oral History in the Digital Age.” 10-11-2012. Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH.
(Contributed presentation)

“Quilt Work in the Digital Humanities.” 11-02-2012. Digital Heritage Retreat, Lincoln, NE .
(Invited presentation)

“What to do with a Million Images: Rhetoric, Composition and High Performance Computing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, Georgia, April 6-9, 2011. (Invited Featured Speaker)

“What to do with a Million Images: Rhetoric, Composition and High Performance Computing.” 2011 CCCC Virtual Conference. April 27, 2011.

“Digging into Data.” Computers and Writing 2011. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI,
May 19-22, 2011.

“Corporate Authorship and the Classification of Quilts.” Imaging without Boundaries: Exploring the Science, Technology, and Applications of Imaging and Visualization, Beckman Center, University of Illinois, Champaign IL, October 14-15, 2010.

“Historic Voices,” Michigan Oral Association, Marquette, MI, September 25-26, 2009
(keynote talk).

“The Digital Humanities,” Digital Humanities Institute, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, November 14-15, 2009.

“High Performance Computing and the Digital Humanities,” Teagle Workshop, Union College, Schenectady, NY, September 29, 2009.

“Oral History in the Digital Age: A Conversation About Best Practices,” Oral History
Association, October 15-19, 2008.

“KORA: Building Sustainable and Adaptable Open Education Resources,” Open Education
2008, Logan, Utah, September 24-26, 2008.

“Social Networks: Changes in Communication,” Second International Forum on Online Education, East
Lansing, MI, January 28, 2008.

“Project Builder: A Digital Repository Engineered to Function as a Robust content Management System,” with Michael Fegan. Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) 7th International Conference, New Orleans, LA, August 7-10, 2007.

“MediaMatrix: Writing with Digital Media,” with Michael Fegan. Invited presentation. Video, Education, and Open content: Best Practices: Production, Distribution, Technology and Law, Columbia University, New York May 22-23, 2007.

“Project Builder: Building Rich, Contextualized Web Presentation from a Digital Archive,” EDUCAUSE, Dallas, TX, October 9-12, 2006.

“Interpreting with Memory: An Evaluation of How Users Manipulate and Use Streaming Oral History,” International Oral History Association Conference, Sydney, AU, July 12-16, 2006.

“Knowledge Architecture: Information Design and the Rhetoric of Context,” Computers & Writing 2006, May 25-28, 2006.

“Media Matrix: Writing with Multimedia,” with Michael Fegan, CCCC Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, March 22-25, 2006.

“Behind the Scenes of ExplorePAhistory.com,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA January 5-8, 2006. With Michael Fegan and Mark Kornbluh

“Oral History Online” and “Digital Audio Equipment,” MOHA Conference, Oral History for Michiganians 2005. Lansing Michigan Historical Center, (October 15, 2005)

“Enhancing Access to Online Digital Objects through Reciprocity between Primary and Secondary Repositories,” With Joy Palmer, Association for Computers and the Humanities/Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, Victoria, BC, 2005.

“Media Matrix: Using the Media of Digital Libraries,” With Mark Kornbluh and Michael Fegan. Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Proceedings, University of Bath, U.K., September 12-17, 2004.

“The Problem of Ingesting and Delivering Complex Objects from Digital Repositories,” With
Jerry Goldman – Northwestern University, published proceedings for Workshop on Multimedia Contents in Digital Libraries2nd – 3rd of June 2003, Chania, Crete, Greece

“The Spoken Word: New Resources for Teaching and Learning,” with Jerry Goldman, David
Donald, and Mark Kornbluh. NSF-JISC All-Projects Meeting, Stanford , California , December 2003.

“Online Communities of Oral History and Narrative: Five Years of Digital Oral History Projects at MATRIX,” With Mark Kornbluh, Michael Fegan, David Bailey, Scott Pennington, and Justine Richardson. Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Bethesda, Maryland, October 2003.

“Delivering Resources through a Digital Repository: Research & Development.” With Michael Fegan, Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Bethesda , Maryland , October 2003.

“Technology in History and the Humanities.” With Michael Fegan, Fifth Annual Bill-Cecil
Fronsman Teaching Innovation Session: Workshop on Practical Applications for Teaching with Technology. Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Chicago, Ill, January 2003

“Data’s Dirty Underside: Understanding Metadata and Its Importance to Computers and
Writing.” Computers and Writing Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, In. May 22-24, 2003.

“The Challenge of Building Complex Objects from Digital Repositories,” With Mark Kornbluh and Michael Fegan CNI Taskforce Briefing, Washington, DC, 2003.

“Launching a Multimedia Digital Repository,” With Mark Kornbluh and Michael Fegan, European Community/NSF All Projects Concertation, Rome, 2002.

“esATI and MSU Technology Workshop,” workshop for community Internet trainers, Durban, South Africa, July 22-26, 2002. with Michael Fegan.

“Creating Sound Archive,” presentation for Faculty and Archivists at University of
Durban-Westville, July 29, 2002. with Michael Fegan.

“Metadata, Digitizing, and Sound Archives,” presentation to Faculty and Staff at University of Witwatersrand and National Archives Film and Video Division, August 2, 2002. with Michael Fegan.

“The Internet and Women’s Democratic Organizing: Promoting Civil Society and Democratic Networking in West Africa,” Workshop for women scholars, politicians, and activists from West Africa, East Lansing, MI, May 2002.

“Digital Libraries of Spoken Documents,” Invited instructor at DELOS 2002 Summer School, Pisa, Italy, July 8-12, 2002.annual With Scott Pennington

“Web Site Usability and Assessment,” and “Expanding Classroom Boundaries with Interactive Technologies” two workshops for University of Puget Sound faculty members, Teaching-with Technology Summer Workshop Funded by the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation, June 24-28, 2002.

“Creating the National Gallery of the Spoken Word Online,” First Meeting in the Series of EU/NSF Digital Libraries All Projects Meetings, Rome, Italy, March 25, 2002. With Mark Kornbluh and Michael Fegan.

“Murdock Technology Initiative Humanities Assessment Workshop, at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington, February 22 – 23, 2002.

“Technology in the Humanities Classroom,” Invited lecture for Faculty at Pacific Lutheran University, June 23-25, 2002.

“Simulations for Social Reasoning: Helping Students Understand the Complexity Behind Social Decisions.” Ed-Media 2001 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Tampere, Finland, June 25-30, 2001.

“Issues of Access and the West African Digital Library Project Internet,” Research 2.0: Second International Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Minneapolis, MN, October 10-14, 2001.

“The Problems of Being Free: Redesigning a Distributed Learning Course for Graduate Students.” Computers and Writing 2001: A Cyber Odyessy, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, May 17-20, 2001.

“Murdock Technology Initiative Humanities Development Workshop,” workshop for faculty members from the Independent Colleges of Washington, Seattle, Washington, July 16-20, 2001.

“The Internet and Women’s Democratic Organizing: Promoting Civil Society and Democratic Networking in West Africa,” Workshop for women scholars, politicians, and activists from West Africa, East Lansing, MI, May 7-26, 2001.

Conference on Assessing Instructional Simulations of Social Decisions. Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, October 26-29, 2000. Invited Participant.

Folk Heritage Collections in Crisis, Conference at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington D.C., December 1-2, 2000. Invited participant.

“Inside the Matrix: Social Epistemic Rhetoric, Computers, and Composition,” Evolution, Revolution, and Implementation: Computers and Writing for Global Change, Fort Worth, Texas, May 25-28, 2000.

“South African National Cultural Heritage Training and Technology Program,” Workshop for South African Museum and Archive Scholars, East Lansing, MI, July 2000.
HBCU Faculty Development Network Web Site Consulting, Workshop for HBCU FDN Officials, East Lansing, MI, June 2-4, 2000.

“The Internet and Women’s Democratic Organizing: Promoting Civil Society and Democratic Networking in West Africa,” Workshop for women scholars and activists from West Africa, East Lansing, MI, May 6-27, 2000.

“Teaching With Technology in American Studies,” Twentieth-Century Matters: History, Memory, and American Culture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (October 1999).

“(Re)envisioning the Classroom in the Digital Age,” Workshop/presentation for faculty members at Wheelock College, Boston, MA (November 1999).

“African Internet Connectivity Project 1999,” Workshop for scholars from South Africa and Zambia, East Lansing, MI, July 6-23, 1999.

“Humanities Technology Workshops,” Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Zululand, South Africa (May 1999).

“The Research Station: Online Research Help for Students,” League for Innovation, Miami, Fl (November 1998).

Invited Guest Presentation: Humanities Computing. Oakland Community College. Royal Oak, MI (December 11, 1998).

“When Fact is Stranger than Fiction: A Critique of Historical Fiction through Film and Popular Text,” Roundtable Discussion Leader. American Culture Association Annual Conference. (April 1998).
Invited Presentation:“Teaching with Technology and the Internet.” Lily Presentation.
East Lansing, MI (October 1998).

“The Tropics of Terror: The Turn of Composition to Cultural Studies,” CCCC Annual Convention, Chicago, IL (March 1998).

“Raintree County Lines,” American Literature Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA (May 1998).

“The Virtual Garden in the Machine: Cyberspace and U.S. Nationalism.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. (October 1997).

“Fathers in the Stream; or, the Limits of Historical Homologies.” American Literature Association, Baltimore, Maryland (May 1997).

“Nationalism and the Internet.” MSU Fall Festival of the American Arts and National Conference, East Lansing, Michigan (November 1996).

“Cyber-Colonies and Hyper-Frontiers: U.S. Nationalism and the Internet.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Kansas (October 1996).

“On the Big Game Trail: Hemingway’s Rewriting of Roosevelt’s African Adventures,” International Hemingway Conference, Sun Valley, Idaho (To be held July 1996).

“Creating Hypermedia for the Internet,” Computers and Writing Conference, Logan, Utah
(May 1996).

“Using the Internet in the Classroom,” East Central Writing Center Association Conference, East Lansing, MI (March 1996).

“Historical Fictions: Notes Toward a Theory of a Genre,” American Culture Association National Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada (March 1996).

“Hamlin Garland’s Adventures West of the Middle Border,” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, St. Louis, Missouri (November 1995).

“Interactive Hypermedia in Writing Courses,” Computers and Writing Conference, El Paso, Texas (May 1995).

“Disney’s Civil War,” American Culture Association, National Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (April 1995).

“Making the National House: Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Ward Beecher,” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois (November 1994).

“Hallowed Ground: The Rhetoric of Civil War Battlefield Preservation,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee (October 1994).

“Vulgar Fiction, Impure History: The Neglect of Historical Fiction,” Midwest American Culture Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (October 1994).

“Negotiating Authority for Writing Centers,” East Central Writing Center Association Conference, Toledo, Ohio (May 1994).

“MacKinlay Kantor’s Civil War,” Conference of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, East Lansing, Michigan (May 1994).

“Revising the American Studies Student as ‘Tourist'” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts (November 1993).

“‘A More Perfect Union’: Fiction and the American Civil War.” Midwest American Culture Association, East Lansing, Michigan (October 1993).

“‘Different Degrees of Despair’: The Civil War Stories of Ambrose Bierce,” American Literature Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland (May 1993).

“Finding the Middle Border: Hamlin Garland’s Version of the Nation,” Conference of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, East Lansing, Michigan (May 1993).

“Blurred Boundaries and the Desire for Nationalism in Ross Lockridge’s Raintree County, Part II,” American Culture Association, National Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana (March 1993)

“Blurred Boundaries and the Desire for Nationalism in Ross Lockridge’s Raintree County, Part I,” Midwest American Culture Association, Indianapolis, Indiana (October 1992).

“Negative Distinctions: Popular Fiction and Literature,” Popular Culture Association, Special Conference in Honor of Ray Browne Entitled, “The Future of Popular Culture Studies in the Twenty-First Century,” Bowling Green, Ohio (June 1992).

“Middle-Class Nightmares and the Structure of Stephen King’s It,” Popular Culture Association, National Convention, Louisville, Kentucky (March 1992).

“Romantic Nationalism and the Historical Novels of Scott and Cooper,” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Tempe, Arizona (October, 1991). (Voted best paper of the session).

“Historical Fiction, Nationalism, and the Frontier: The Writings of Owen Wister, Theodore Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill,” Rocky Mountain American Studies Association, Denver, Colorado (April 1991).

“The Anglo-Saxon West: Owen Wister’s The Virginian and Winston Churchill’s The Crossing.” Western Literature Association, Denton, Texas (October 1990).

“Hegemony and the Popular Novel: A Reading of Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage.” Rocky Mountain American Studies Association, Colorado Springs, Colorado (April 1990).

“Ernest Hemingway’s Evolution of a Cowpuncher.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Las Vegas, Nevada (October, 1989).

“‘I Don’t Know Buffalo Bill’; or, Hemingway and the Western.” Hemingway in Idaho Conference, Boise and Sun Valley, Idaho (June, 1989).

“The Making of Classic Rock.” Rocky Mountain American Studies Association,Laramie, Wyoming (April, 1989).

“Kenneth Burke and Antonio Gramsci: The Rhetoric of the Symbolic Act.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Las Cruces, New Mexico (October, 1988).

“Emerging Power and the Plain Style; or, Sputnik’s Composition.” Wyoming Conference on English, Laramie, Wyoming (June, 1988).

“Visions of the New Mexican in the Plays of Santa Fe and Taos, 1918-1940.” Rocky Mountain American Society for Aesthetics, Santa Fe, New Mexico (June, 1987).

“Mystery as Authority: A Revision of Discourse Theory in the Classroom. “Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Spokane, Washington (October, 1987).

“An Overview of PAPEL: A Practical Heuristic for the Classroom.” Panel Discussion Entitled, “The Teacher, the Text, the Classroom: Issues of Empowerment,” given at the Wyoming Conference on English, Laramie, Wyoming (June, 1987).

Invited Lecture: “Reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” Les Belle Lettres Literary Club, Salt Lake City, Utah (March 1991).