Digital IDEAS is the annual summer institute of the Digital Studies Institute at the University of Michigan. The institute is open to a broad cohort, including advanced graduate students from campuses in the US and abroad, early career scholars and alt-ac practitioners, artists, and activists. Over the course of two weeks, attendees will participate in keynote lectures, panel discussions, methodology workshops, writing workshops, and group discussions. The institute will be held in a hybrid format, one week entirely online and one week with an option to attend in person or online.
Drawing on the acronym Inclusion-Diversity-Equity-Access-Success, each year’s session will focus on a new pressing issue at the intersection of technology and social justice.
In 2021 we launched DISCO: The Digital Inquiry, Speculation, Collaboration, & Optimism Network
In 2022 we explored Critical Access: Technology & Disability Justice.
In 2023 we explored Digital Physical Entaglements: Environments, Bodies, and Space.
In 2024 we will explore Digital X Climate
For questions about participating, please visit the Apply page, or email Sarah Torsch at firstname.lastname@example.org to join our mailing list.