Social Events

ACH Social Events at DH 2013

The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) will organize two social events during Digital Humanities 2013.

  • On Wednesday, 17 July ACH is organizing an evening of Newcomers Dinners. These gatherings will provide an opportunity for those who are attending DH for the first or second time to get to know others in the community.
  • On Thursday, 18 July ACH is sponsoring its annual Mentorship Mixer for people both participating in and curious about the mentoring program.

For more information about these events, see the ACH website:

Fun Run

There will be a short fun run on July 18 at 6:15 AM. Runners will meet at the fountain in front of the student union. Map is forthcoming.

Interested runners should email unofficial run organizer Matthew Jockers <>.

Sat, 20 July 2012—two optional excursions, tentative times.

Capitol and Quilts

Tours of the Nebraska State Capitol and the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, followed by lunch. Lincoln, NE
$45, lunch included. Departs the Embassy Suites at 9:50 a.m.  Returns at 2 p.m.

The Nebraska State Capitol, the product of a nationwide design competition won by New York Architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue in 1920, is described as the nation’s first truly vernacular State Capitol. The present building, the third to be erected on this site, was the nation’s first statehouse design to radically depart from the prototypical form of the nation’s Capitol. To decorate the building, Bertram Goodhue selected Lee Lawrie, sculptor; Hildreth Meiere, tile and mosaic designer; and Hartley B. Alexander, thematic consultant for inscription and symbolism.

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum is located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus at 33rd and Holdrege Streets. The center houses the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world. The more than 3,500 quilts date from the early 1700s to the present and represent more than 25 countries. IQSCM makes its academic home in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Nebraska and Railroad History

Learn about Nebraska’s territorial and railroad history at the Durham Western Heritage Museum, then travel south to the Arbor Day Tree Farm and Orchards and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center overlooking  the Missouri River Valley in Nebraska City. Omaha and Nebraska City.
$85, lunch included. Departs Lincoln’s Embassy Suites at 9 a.m.  Returns at 5 p.m.

Beautiful architecture blends with memories of a time gone by at The Durham Western Heritage Museum. Making its home in Omaha’s Union Station, The Durham Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of the region and offers a broad-range of traveling exhibits covering subjects ranging from history and culture, to science, industry and more through its affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution and strong ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives and the Field Museum.

The Preservation Orchard at Arbor Day Farm. This collection of heirloom-variety apple trees was originally planted in the late 1980s and today consists of 90 rare, antique apple varieties, some dating back to the 1500s and originating in Rome, France, Ireland, Turkey and beyond.

Many varieties of preservation apples are not necessarily “pretty” – many have russeting (discoloration of the skin), odd shapes, or irregular sizes. But just as one shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, one also shouldn’t judge a vintage apple by its outward appearance. Certain varieties of these heirloom apples have exceptional flavor and are prized for baking.

The Lewis and Clark Missouri River Basin Visitors Center.  The three story, 12,000 square foot, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center sits on a scenic 79 acre wooded bluff overlooking the Missouri River. This unobstructed view of the river gives today’s audience a sense for what greeted the captains 200 years ago.