DH at the American Studies Association (ASA) 2015, DH Consultations for ASA Members

Thanks to Miriam Posner for sharing the information below on the Fembot email list, and thanks to the full team of folks organizing this for doing great work to support colleagues at ASA and for offering a fabulous example for other groups and communities for ways to support DH activities with different scholarly groups and societies! I look forward to hearing and seeing the results of the ASA consultations, and to seeing more events like this!

A group of us who are interested in cultural studies and digital humanities are offering free consultations for people who’d like to get started on a project at this October’s American Studies Association annual meeting in Toronto. We’re hoping to bring more of the cultural criticism and critical theory that we see at ASA into DH scholarship.
If you’ll be at ASA and would like a hand with a project, please let us know <https://dhatasa2015.wordpress.com/register-for-a-consultation/>.
We’d also appreciate it very much if you’d share this announcement with colleagues. We’re trying to cast a wide net, and it would help us immensely if you’d repost.
The following announcement is the text we’ve been using for emails, although you should of course use whatever you’d like!
Thanks a lot!
Miriam Posner, UCLA
Want to get started on a digital American studies project?
We may be able to help!
At this year’s American Studies Association annual meeting in Toronto <http://www.theasa.net/annual_meeting/>, the Digital Humanities Caucus
would like to help you get started on a digital project by offering one-hour consultations with experienced digital humanities practitioners. We’ll hold these consultations from *6 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, in the conference hotel.*
We can think your idea through with you, suggest useful tools and resources, and give you some suggestions about where you might go next.
What is a digital project? Our definition is broad, and we’ll do our best to help you accomplish whatever you’re imagining. Some popular types of projects include maps, data visualizations, text analysis projects, and experiments in scholarly publishing and pedagogy.
We think American studies scholars have the potential to undertake transformative scholarship in the digital humanities field, and we’re offering these consultations in the hopes of fostering some of this work.
To request a meeting, please give us some information <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T4T5CzntqAJEdL7OCUD7Q0Kg8eLJnXQhLSNd8LXlaOQ/viewform> about yourself and your project.
(If you would like to be a consultant on digital projects and are planning to attend ASA 2015 in Toronto, please register here <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1q898EBF0RVrgGHvrgkVLae6AZ-34hMOsf5ClZgmFG_I/viewform>!)
*Organized by Tami Albin, Anne Cong-Huyen, Jennifer Guiliano, David Kim, Heidi Knoblauch, Miriam Posner, and Lauren Tilton, with support from the Association for Computers and the Humanities.*