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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
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|

Performing the Digital Edition: Textual Scholarship and the Digital Consumption of Music Scores

Raffaele-Viglianti
Raffaele Viglianti
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
12:30 pm

What is the future of sheet music? The flexibility of the digital medium, as opposed to the rigidity of the printed form, calls for a more modern concept of the music score. Even digital sheet music, in most cases, is designed to be printed; it is either produced with typesetting software, or made of images

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:24+00:00 Tue, Mar 17, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Head-and-Shoulder Hunting in the Americas: Exploring Lobotomy's Visual Culture

Miriam Posner
University of California, Los Angeles
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
12:30 pm

Walter Freeman, the world’s foremost proponent and practitioner of lobotomy, was also an obsessive photographer. He almost invariably took photos of his patients before and after surgery, often tracking them down years after the operation to capture their images. These cross-country trips to photograph patients, which Freeman called head-and-shoulder hunting expeditions, consumed the physician during

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:25+00:00 Mon, Mar 2, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|