Humanities Podcasting Symposium 2023

Our annual Humanities Podcast Network Symposium took place on Friday, October 27th.

We held Zoom discussions on the following topics:

You can watch the recordings in this playlist on our YouTube channel.

We also held local meetups at all the places on this list.

poster for HPN 2023 symposium showing hands and a microphone

Scholars, teachers and audio professionals from across the globe joined together for free virtual discussions, and attended in-person meetups in their hometowns!

This year, we focused on how local contexts matter for humanities podcasting. At first glance, podcasts can seem like a placeless medium. Podcast creators routinely remove ambient noise or edit together audio recorded at different times and places. Podcast listeners can consume podcasts anywhere and everywhere.

Yet podcasts are also local in ways both obvious (shows for and about specific places, communities or institutions) and subtle (audio that to the attentive ear bears the traces of the environment in which it was recorded). What do we gain by thinking about podcasts, and communities of podcasters, locally? How do the podcasts we make connect to the places we live? How do the podcasts we assign in class connect to where our students are coming from?

To learn more about the symposium follow us Instagram @hmanitiespodnet, Threads @hmanitiespodnet, and Twitter (X) @HmanitiesPodNet. And help us spread the word! You can repost our posts and/or post this poster yourself.