FLDH 2020 Conference Schedule of Events

UPDATE: After much thought and discussion, the planning team for the FLDH 2020 Conference originally scheduled for March 27 at Flagler College, has decided to postpone the conference until October 2020. The team will be working to identify an exact date and the FLDH website will be updated as more information becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) Executive Council and the 2020 conference program committee wish to thank Flagler College for its generous support of this conference.

We wish to thank Flagler College Office of Academic Affairs, School of Humanities and Sciences, College Relations, Ringhaver Student Center, Registrars Office and Institutional Technology for their generous support. Special thanks to Dr. Alan Woolfolk, Dean of Academic Affairs, who covered the entertainment cost of the conference. 

FLDH conference committee members include Michelle Carrigan, Eugenia Charoni, Amanda Hagood, Hélène Huet, Mark Kamrath, Cal Murgu, Anne Pfister, Allen Romano, and Mia Tignor.

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All conference panels will take place in Ringhaver Student Center, Flagler College, 50 Sevilla St, St. Augustine, FL in rooms 213, 214, and 215. Welcome, lunch, and dinner will be  in Virginia Room, while the posters will be displayed in Jay’s Place, in the Ringhaver Student Center.

8:30-9:00 am

Coffee, Registration and Welcome (Virginia Room)


9:00-10:00 am

Session 1 (Room 213)

Novel Strategies and Challenges for the Johnson’s Dictionary Chair: Beth Rapp Young (University of Central Florida)

  • Beth Rapp Young (University of Central Florida) “Approaching Challenges in Obtaining Source Materials”
  • Abigail Moreshead (University of Central Florida) “Approaching Image Creation and File Management Challenges”
  • Carmen Faye Mathes (University of Central Florida) “Researching Quotations: Johnson and Literary History”
  • William Dorner (University of Central Florida) “Approaching Digital Markup Challenges”
  • Amy Giroux (University of Central Florida) “Creating Automatons – Implementing Computer Vision and Search Algorithms to Process Data”
  • Connie Harper (University of Central Florida) “Design of the Database and Interface”

Session 2 (Room 214)

Building Collaborative Communities and Partnerships. Chair: Mia Tignor (Indian River State College)

  • Wes Kline (Ringling College of Art and Design) and Emily Saarinen (New College of Florida) “Spatial Ecologies: Communities, Scale and the Cthulhucene in Teaching Ecology and Art”.
  • Stephanie Birch (University of Florida) “Building Collaborative Partnerships for Black DH Projects”
  • Brian W. Keith and Laurie N. Taylor (University of Florida and Digital Library of the Caribbean) “Modelling Strong Governance and Un-Colonized Mutual Aid to Uplift Diversity and Inclusivity:  Fostering our Inescapable Network of Mutuality with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)” 

Session 3 (Room 215)

Making Digital Humanities Tools Part of a World Language Class. Chair: Eugenia Charoni (Flagler College)

  • Eugenia Charoni and María José Maguire (Flagler College) “Making Digital Humanities Tools Part of a World Language Class”
  • Juliet Frey (Flagler College) “The French Cuisine as Presented in Story Maps”
  • Megan Wright (Flagler College) “Review of Social Book for Usage of Interactive Language Learning”

10:00-10:15 am: Break


10:15-11:15 am

Session 4 (Room 213)

Building LibraryPress@UF: Library Publishing to Extend & Support Digital Scholarship Chair: Perry Collins (University of Florida)

Perry Collins, Chelsea Johnston, and Tracy MacKay-Ratliff, University of Florida. This panel discussion will offer an overview of LibraryPress@UF, including our behind-the-scenes work to lay the foundation for future publishing endeavors as well as highlights of what we have accomplished so far.

Session 5 (Room 214)

Creative Approaches to 3D, Artistic Representation, and Cultural Heritage. Chair: Michelle Carrigan (Indian River State College)

  • Sujin Kim and Morris Hylton III (University of Florida) “3D Digital Technology and Craftspeople’s Training and Practice in Heritage Conservation”
  • Laura Miller (Florida State University) “Methods for Promoting Authenticity and Reproducibility of Digital Replicas”
  • Matthew Hunter (Florida State University) “3D Digital Literacy: Digital Culture Heritage as Pedagogy”

Session 6 (Room 215)

Science, Healthcare, the Public, and Humanities Computing. Chair: Allen Romano (Florida State University)

  • Mikayla Buckley, Zhe He, Allen Romano, Austin Mast (Florida State University) “Establishing a pipeline for the application of machine learning to biodiversity specimen records for anomaly detection” 
  • Karthikeyan Umapathy (University of North Florida). “Community Network Profile for Visualizing the Patterns of Substance Abuse Recidivism”
  • Jessica Lynn Campbell (University of Central Florida) “Mixed-methods Usability Studies for Health Communications”

11:15-11:30 am: Break


11:30 am-12:30 pm

Session 7 (Room 213)

Curating Lincolnville: Old Friends, New Collaborations. Chair: James Beasley (University of North Florida). Chad Germany (St. Augustine Historical Society) Jeanette Vigliotti (St. Augustine Historical Society) Gayle Phillips (Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center) Michael Johnson, (Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center) Emmalynn Myles (Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center)

Session 8 (Room 214)

Google Maps,Omeka,and Spanish Literature. Chair:  Eugenia Charoni (Flagler College)

  • María Ángeles Fernández Cifuentes (University of North Florida) and  Sara Kunz-Rutigliano (University of North Florida) “Mapping the Quixotic Imagination: Madrid in Galdós’s Misericordia
  • Melissa Garr (Florida Southern College) and Marina Morgan (Florida Southern College) “Don of a New Age: A Digital Exploration of Don Quixote”

Session 9 (Room 215)

Publishing, Perishing, and Promotion in the Digital Humanities. Chair: Hélène Huet (University of Florida)

  • Andy Rush (University of North Florida) “The Who, What, Where, When, but Mostly Why of Faculty Publishing on Their Own Domain”
  • Wendy R. Larson-Harris (Roanoke College) and Monica Taft (Roanoke College) “Faculty-Student Collaboration at Roanoke College: Making a Home for a Saint”
  • Kelley Rowan (Florida International University) “Promotion, Tenure, and the Annual Review: Documenting and Evaluating the DH Project”

12:30-1:45 pm Lunch (Virginia Room)


1:45 – 2:45 pm

Session 10 (Room 213)

Failure is an Option: St. Augustine’s Plains Indian Prisoner of War Archive. Chair: Amy Giroux (University of Central Florida)

  • Amy Giroux (University of Central Florida) “So many miles towards the rising sun” – The Burials of Plains Indian Prisoners at St. Augustine” 
  • Mike Shier (University of Central Florida) “The Triumphs and Follies of DH Projects as Multimedia Recreations of Colonized Experiences” 
  • Marcy L. Galbreath (University of Central Florida) “The Path Forward: Archives and Outreach”

Session 11 (Room 214)

The World of Sound and Soundscapes. Chair: Allen Romano (Florida State University)

  • Robert L. Clarke (University of Central Florida) “Acoustic Ecology and Sound Mapping the University of Central Florida Main Campus”
  • Laken Brooks (University of Florida) “User Experience with Sound-Adapted Picture Books”
  • Emma Solloway (New College of Florida) “A Sentiment Analysis of New College of Florida”

Session 12 (Room 215)

Students, Active Learning, and Digital Pedagogies. Chair: Eugenia Charoni (Flagler College)

  • Scot French (University of Central Florida) and Rosalind J. Beiler (University of Central Florida) “Explorations in Digital Prosopography”
  • Jennifer Crowell (Seminole State College of Florida) “Hypertext Essays as Argumentation or Exploration: Writing to Navigate Complexity and Ambiguity”
  • David Morton (University of Central Florida) “An Opportunity for Respectful Discussion and Debate:’ Creating a Socially Connected Classroom Through the Use of Documentary, Historic Fiction, Podcasts, and Social Media”

2:45-3:00 pm: Break


3:00-4:00 pm

Session 13 (Room 213)

Getting “Mobile” with Art History and Museum Interactivity. Chair:  Sara Johnson (Indian River State College)

  • Jesslyn Parrish (University of Central Florida) “Using an Interactive Timeline to Contextualize Art History”
  • Maria C. R. Harrington (University of Central Florida) “Immersive,  Interactive, Multimodal Augmented and Virtual Reality Museums Exhibits: Making Knowledge Accessible through Authenticated Information and Story”

Session 14 (Room 214)

 History, Culture,Race, and the Challenges of Diversity. Chair: Laura Heffernan (University of North Florida)

  • Mary Anne Lewis Cusato (Ohio Wesleyan University) and Nancy Demerdash-Fatemi (Albion College) “Documenting Africa: Digitally Storytelling African Cultures Through Space and Time”
  • Kaitlynn Himmelreich (University of North Florida) “Photovoice: Life as a Deaf Cambodian”
  • Alba Arias Álvarez (Roanoke College) “Merging academic research & teaching: The Virginia Corpus of Spanish Variation”

Session 15 (Room 215)

Digital Editing “Best Practices”and Relational Data. Chair: Mark Kamrath (University of Central Florida)

  • Sarah Stanley (Florida State University) “Beyond Compare: Exploring Drafts, Translations, and Variants in a University Repository Service”
  • Clayton McCarl (University of North Florida) “Towards a Model for the Structured Annotation of Non-Linear Data in Texts from Early Latin America” 

4:15-5:15 pm

Session 16 (Room 213)

Digital Methodology in Anthropology at the University of North Florida
Chairs: Anne E. Pfister (University of North Florida) and Collin Mullis (University of North Florida)

  • Collin Mullis (University of North Florida) “An Introduction to Photovoice, a Visual, Qualitative Research Method” 
  • Monica Murray (University of North Florida) and Cheyenne Black (University of North Florida) “University of North Florida Through Time: A Digital & Spacial Evaluation of Land Usage”
  • Shelby Foy (LG2 Environmental Solutions, Inc.) “Communicating and Interpreting the Past through Archaeological Illustration”

Session 17 (Room 214)

DH and Primary Source Literacy: Teaching and Learning the History of Diversity and Inclusion in Florida through Online Public History Collections. Chair: Molly Castro (Florida International University)

With presentations from Molly Castro (Florida International University); Rachel Walton (Rollins College); and Christopher Davis (Florida Atlantic University).


5:15 pm to 6:15 pm

Poster Presentations


6:30 – 8:00 pm: Dinner (Virginia Room)