CODAH symposium 2023 – On the Horizon: Digital Humanities, Digital Culture and the Looming Metaverse

May 19th, 2023, Room 221, Digital Technium Building, Singleton Campus

The Metaverse Festival, Duncan Rawlinson, Flickr. Used under Creative Commons 2.0 licence.

CODAH is hosting a one-day symposium on current issues in digital humanities and digital culture in the context of the next major development in digital media – extended reality and the ‘metaverse’. The first part of this symposium will consist of six provocations on digital culture from colleagues in CODAH. These 15-minute impact talks will offer us an insight into key ideas, issues and debates in digital culture today. The roundtable discussion will contextualise these in terms of the metaverse. The aim of this event is to facilitate an understanding of current issues in digital culture and research knowledge, innovation, and collaboration. By bringing us together to think about and discuss these issues, we hope that colleagues can develop new research ideas and links with other colleagues in CODAH and beyond.

The programme of the day:

9.30am – welcome, tea and coffee

10am – Leighton Evans, Introduction

10.20am – Allaina Kilby, Digital Relationship & Sex Advice on Instagram

10.40am Dion Curry, Blockchain as Governance disruptor

11am – Yvonne McDermott Rees, Deepfakes and trust in evidence of human rights violations

11.20am – Anna Bortolan, Real Selves and Virtual Worlds

11.40am – Ana-Maria Herman, Technological Breakdown – Issues from Digital Heritage

12pm – Sarah Williams, The End of the Critical Subject

12.20-13.30 – Lunch and networking

13.30-14-30 – Symposium roundtable on digital culture and the looming metaverse

14.30 – Close

This is a chance to support colleagues in their research, develop an awareness of contemporary issues and develop links with other researchers in the centre. Please do come along to support the excellent work of our colleagues!! To register for the event, please click here. If you have any dietary requirements please inform Leighton Evans before 5th May.

The symposium will also be streamed live via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 993 6679 4947

Passcode: 973694