How to Join

The MSU Libraries Digital Scholarship Lab is excited to launch a summer virtual reading group exploring current trends and conversations in Digital Humanities. From May through August, we'll be looking at four exciting pieces published this past year. We'll focus on one article per month, using the annotation tool We'll conclude our monthly annotations with a 3-5pm EST Twitter chat on the second Friday of each month using the hashtag #DHReads19.

Anyone is welcome to participate! To join the conversation, follow the following instructions:

  • If you currently have set up, skip to step 4. Otherwise, navigate to
  • Click the "Get Started" button.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to create a free account. If using Google Chrome, install the extension. If you prefer a different browser, install the bookmarklet.
  • You're ready to go! Follow this link to join the summer reading group: will allow you to comment and highlight works, as well as respond to others' annotations. If you have any questions, please message on Twitter @motolibrarian, or by email at andyjp@msu dot edu. Thanks for joining; we look forward to reading with you!


Month 1 (May):

Miriam Posner, "See No Evil." Logic Magazine.

Twitter Chat: Friday, May 10th, 3-5pm EST. #DHReads19

Month 2 (June):

Purdhom Lindblad, "Archives in the Anthropocene." Arte Público Press, Recovery Project, Social Justice and DH Speaker Series.

Twitter Chat: Friday, June 14th, 3-5pm EST. #DHReads19

Month 3 (July):

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, "The University." Excerpt from Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University.

Twitter Chat: Friday, July 12th, 3-5pm EST. #DHReads19

Month 4 (August):

Christina Boyles, Anne Cong-Huyen, Carrie Johnston, Jim McGrath, Amanda Phillips, "Precarious Labor and the Digital Humanities." American Quarterly.

Twitter Chat: Friday, August 9th, 3-5pm EST. #DHReads19

Bonus watching!

Roopika Risam, Alex Gil, and John Simpson, "Minimal Computing Roundtable." Around the World Conference, University of Alberta.

Ted Dawson, Amanda Starling Gould, Max Symuleski, libi rose striegl, and Craig Dietrich, "EcoDH: Intersections of Environmental and Digital Humanities." Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities Digital Dialogues Series.