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“How Arts and Humanities Within Information Science Technology Convey Understanding of Justice in Society.”

SIG Arts and Humanities invites all interested scholars to attend its 2021 virtual symposium.


Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)


Registration: Please click here for registration

Program [Open/Download PDF version]

09:55 a.m.     Login by the host (Participants can join)

10:00 a.m.     Introduction of the symposium, Cathy Nash

10:10 a.m.     Welcome address, Julie Carmen, Chair SIG-AH

10:20 a.m.    Presentation 1: Graffiti Art Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dr. Ann M. Graf, Assistant Professor in LIS, Simmons University, Boston

11:20 a.m.     Coffee break

11:30 a.m.     Presentation 2:  Using LGBTQA+ History and Queer Theory to Inform Audiovisual Praxis, Travis L. Wagner, Doctoral Candidate, School of Information Science, University of South Carolina

12:30 p.m.     Lunch break

01.30 p.m.     Presentation 3: Healing through Handcraft: Using Digital Historic Images and Laid Work, Julie Carmen, Chair SIG-AH

02:30 p.m.     Presentation 4: Storytelling as Information in Organizational Change, Dr. Kate McDowell, interim Associate Dean, iSchool, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

03:30 p.m.     Closing remarks, Julie Carmen, Chair SIG-AH

04:00 p.m.     Symposium closed

Original Call for Proposals: 2021 SIG AH Online Symposium (Closed):

The Special Interest Group for Arts & Humanities (SIG AH) invites submissions for panel presentations for the upcoming June 23, 2021, online symposium on the following topics: How Arts & Humanities Within Information Science Technology Convey Understanding of Justice in Society. Other consideration will be given to possible presentations or papers about Cutting-Edge Online Exhibits for Digital Collections. Send your proposals before April 19, 2021 to Dr. Muhammad Tariq at

This symposium will be a good opportunity to share, connect and learn informative and innovative ideas on these fascinating topics.