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Working on ENIAC: The Lost Labors of the Information Age

Thomas Haigh and Mark Priestley
Thomas Haigh
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Mark Priestley
Human-Computer Interaction Lab (2105 Hornbake, South Wing)
Thursday, February 18, 2016
12:30 pm
Co-Sponsored by the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL)

Books and shows about the history of information technology have usually focused on great inventors and technical breakthroughs, from Charles Babbage and Alan Turing to Steve Jobs and the World Wide Web. Computer operations work has been written out of the story, but without it no computer would be useful. Information historians Thomas Haigh and

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:19+00:00 Tue, Feb 9, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Making History with the Masses Revisited: History Unfolded and the Realities of Citizen History

Elissa Frankle
Elissa Frankle
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
12:30 pm

In 2013, Ms. Frankle gave her first Digital Dialogue, "Making History with the Masses: Citizen History and Radical Trust in Museums." Three years later, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has taken the theory of citizen history into practice with the launch of a full-scale citizen history project, History Unfolded: US Newspapers and the Holocaust.

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:20+00:00 Thu, Jan 21, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Murder Networks: A New Materialist Look at Violence

Trisha Campbell
Trisha Campbell
Salisbury University
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
12:30 pm

For some time, there has been a pressing need for studies that approach murder as something other than a pathological, criminological, or sociological problem to be explained, analyzed, and resolved. In this talk, I take up a new materialist approach to murder, arguing, first, that we must begin by postponing blame, and, second, that inner-city

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:20+00:00 Tue, Nov 3, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Music, Technology, and Digital Scholarship

Richard Freedman
Haverford College
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
12:30 pm

Putting new media in the service of old scores, the digital environment offers much that will advance the study, teaching, and performance of music. There are on-line image archives, research databases, digital editions, tools for computational analysis, and even social media sites devoted to the serious study of music, in all its richness. But what

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:21+00:00 Tue, Oct 27, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Experimental Models and Art Historical Computing: Networks in the Golden Age of Dutch and Flemish Printmaking

Matthew Lincoln
University of Maryland
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
12:30 pm

"In the context of research, a model is an experimental device, modelling an experimental technique." Willard McCarty, Humanities Computing. What is a research model, and what is an experiment, in the context of art history? As we begin to compute data troves derived from catalogues raisonné and museum collections in new ways, we are challenged

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:21+00:00 Tue, Oct 20, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

The Archipelago of Multimedia Publishing

Cheryl Ball
West Virginia University
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
12:30 pm

As academic publishing turns more and more toward peer-to-peer review, multimedia-rich work, and publication of data sets, the Vega team is developing a modular, open-source platform that can accommodate a broader range of publishing models that scholars and practitioners want to and can publish. Vega will be a free, editorial-management platform that supports peer review, copy-editing,

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:21+00:00 Tue, Oct 6, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

What Counts as Contemporary Fiction? Scale, Value, and Field

James English
University of Pennsylvania
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
12:30 pm

Scholars of contemporary fiction face special challenges in making the turn toward digitized corpora and empirical method. Their field is one of exceptionally large and uncertain scale, subject to ongoing transformation and dispute, and shrouded in copyright. I will present one possible way forward, based on my work for a special issue of Modern Language

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:21+00:00 Sun, Sep 20, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

A Woman's Touch: Manual Labor, Pink Collar Workers, and Feminist New Media Origin Stories

Elizabeth Losh
College of William and Mary
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
12:30 pm

The study of computational media still has far to go when it comes to contradicting the solo white male inventor myths that are often reified in mainstream culture, although recent work in media archaeology that emphasizes the manual labor of participants with the apparatus is changing the narrative about the rise of software culture. It

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:22+00:00 Tue, Sep 1, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Do read the comments: Designing digital editions for a public humanities conversation

Amanda Visconti
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
12:30 pm

Scholarly editors are an integral part of the continuum that keeps the stories of the past available to and understood by the present—but in Taylor’s formulation, the "you" is just as important: that public of readers beyond the academy whose interest keeps the humanities alive and relevant. This talk will explore how we can design digital archives and editions to be more than simply publicly accessible.

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:23+00:00 Tue, Mar 31, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Between the Document and the Digital Map: The Need for the Archive and GIS to Analyze the Nazi Built Environment

Paul Jaskot
DePaul University
Collaboratory for Visual Culture
Monday, March 30, 2015
12:30 pm
Co-sponsored by the Art History & Archaeology Department

Please note that this Digital Dialogue is a special co-sponsored talk in conjunction the Art History & Archaeology Department, and occurs on a different weekday and location. The Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture is located in Room 4213 of the Art and Sociology Building. The Central Building Office at Auschwitz

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:24+00:00 Mon, Mar 23, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|