CHCI Annual Meeting
The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) was held in Madison, WI from June 5-7, and hosted by the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities. Read an article about the 2015 meeting here, and visit the CHCI website for an archive of annual meetings.
At the meeting, Sara Guyer was elected to serve as the next president of the Consortium, and plans are in place to transition the Consortium Headquarters from the Franklin Humanities Center at Duke University to the Center for the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read our news release here, and the CHCI official statement regarding the transition here.
2015 Annual Meeting
Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes
5 – 7 June 2015
Center for the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Humanities by the Numbers explores the variety of ways that numbers have a place in the humanities. The focus on numbers in the humanities is neither simply a contemporary innovation issuing from the emergence of quantitative and computational methods, nor an external imposition tied to austerity measures in universities across the globe and the growing preoccupation with economics, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics within the public sphere. Rather, numbers have had a role in the humanities since well before the time of humanities indicators and digital methods. The aim of the 2015 CHCI Annual Meeting is to think broadly and critically about how numbers have shaped the humanities and how the humanities shape our thinking about number in both intellectual and administrative realms. By bringing together the range of approaches to numbers – critical and embracing, methodological and thematic, scholarly and pragmatic, intrinsic and extrinsic, current and historical, aesthetic and strategic – this conference aims to engage the interrelated questions of knowledge and practice in the humanities.