Ethan Watrall gives Keynote at Network Detroit Conference

Ethan Watrall (Assistant Professor; Director, Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative, Associate Director, MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences) delivered the keynote for the Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice conference. Bringing together the universities and museums of Southeast Michigan, Network Detroit is a conference aimed at sharing and promoting cutting-edge digital work in the humanities. The conference was  held at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan on September 27-28.

Titled “Towards a Model of Openness in Digital Cultural Heritage,” the keynote parsed the idea of openness, exploring the issue both broadly and within the unique context of praxis in digital cultural heritage.  In order to maximize its value to scholars, professional practitioners, and institutions, the talk also suggest a series of thoughtful strategies that can be leveraged in order to better embrace a more open approach to work within digital cultural heritage.