Digital Humanities Calendar.


Digital Humanities – Spring 2020 Schedule of Events

Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Thursday, January 30th — 4:00-5:00 pm

Danielle ReayDigital Scholarship Technology Manager

An Introduction to the HathiTrust Research Center and JSTOR Data for Research
This workshop will introduce participants to text analysis tools and services available from both the  HathiTrust, a digital library and repository of over 17 million items digitized through a network of partner libraries, and JSTOR Data for Research, a service that provides datasets including metadata, and n-grams for content in JSTOR.

Monday, February 10

Jacqueline Wernimont, Inaugural Chair of Digital Humanities and Social Engagement and Associate Prof. of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Dartmouth College

4:00 pm – BC-120
Faculty Workshop: “Performing Archives: Digital, Sonic, and Haptic Representations”

Wernimont has drawn on a number of different media, from textiles to text analysis, in order to “perform archives.” In this workshop, she will lead participants in some hands-on work with haptic and sonification tools, as well as looking at several examples of digital performing archives.

7:00 pm – LC-28
Talk: “Early Data Bodies and Anglo-American Empire”

Drawing from her recent book, Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media, Wernimont will discuss the imperial logics of “quantum media,” particularly the earliest self-tracking technologies from 16th century “waywisers” to colonial pedometers and the gendered use of self-tracking in elite dance and athletic cultures in Anglo-America. Discussion will include ideological connections between 21st devices and those of the pre- or early modern era.

Tuesday, February 11 – 12:00-1:00pm – Archives classroom

Gareth Lloyd, Archivist, John Rylands Library. “Digitization at the John Rylands Library”
This presentation will cover the Rylands library’s new digital preservation system, public access platforms, and digital collections. Open to the whole Drew community.

Thursday, Feb 20 – 4:15 pm – DH Space, Library

Ellie Small, Data Science, Norma Gilbert Junior Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science,
“Abstract Mining and Event Relationships”

Thursday, Feb 27 – 4:15 pm – DH Space, Library

Information Session for faculty interest in participating in the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2020

Wednesday, March 11

DHSI Applications Due for Summer 2020; Applications for Fall 2020 DH funding due

Thursday, March 12-Friday, March 13

Victoria Szabo, Research Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University

Thursday, March 12 – 6:00 pm 

“The Humanities in 3D: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Digital Knowledge”

Friday, March 13 – 1:15 pm

Faculty Workshop: “Bringing 3D and XR into the Humanities Classroom”

Monday, March 16 – 4:15 pm – BC-120

Integrating Digital Approaches and Domains of One’s Own into Courses

Rebecca Soderholm, Art, DSEM
Sandra Jamieson, English
Susan Rosenbloom, Sociology
Josh Kavaloski, German

DHSI 2020 — May 18th through June 12th

Spring 2020 Working Groups
In addition to the above events, we are forming working groups, which will be informal, self-directed groups for faculty with shared interests. They are open to anyone with an interest in the topic no matter your level of expertise.  Each group will have a convener whose name is listed below. If you have an idea for another working group topic, please propose it.

R — Yi Lu, Mathematics and Computer Science

Mapping — Lisa Jordan, ESS