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14 Mar 2017

Avery Dame Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-01T17:11:26+00:00 Tue, Mar 14, 2017|Uncategorized|

Digitization and online access are often presented as an important tool for making history, particularly those whose histories are rarely told, accessible to a broader audience. However, what happens to born-digital materials which can technically be accessed—but whose content and format may not be accessible in the contemporary media environment? In this presentation, I’ll talk

13 Mar 2017

The Transgender Usenet Archive

By | 2017-03-13T14:25:53+00:00 Mon, Mar 13, 2017|

2016-17 Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Avery Dame spent his fellowship year building the Transgender Usenet Archive, a public archive of posts from five targeted Usenet newsgroups which grew in popularity during the 1990’s upswing in online discussion forums, in this case around groups which were central to the development of a transgender community.

27 Feb 2017

Citations: The Renaissance Imitation Mass (CRIM)

By | 2017-03-27T13:21:45+00:00 Mon, Feb 27, 2017|

Citations: The Renaissance Imitation Mass (CRIM) will extend the idea of the quotable text for music in an innovative and open way. The focal point of our inquiry is the so-called “imitation” Mass, a Renaissance musical genre notable for the ways in which its composers derived new, large-scale works from pre-existing ones.

25 Jan 2017

Tracking Changes With diffengine

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:44+00:00 Wed, Jan 25, 2017|Research|

Our most respected newspapers want their stories to be accurate because once the words are on paper, and the paper is in someone’s hands, there’s no changing them. The words are literally fixed in ink to the page, and mass produced into many copies that are pretty much impossible to recall. Reputations can rise and

26 Oct 2016

Alberto Campagnolo Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-05T22:13:12+00:00 Wed, Oct 26, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Books are primarily physical objects composed of leaves combined in sections, used as writing supports, and bound together. An increasing number of libraries, archives, and other memory institutions are investing considerable amount of money and resources in the digitization of cultural heritage; however, these efforts focus on the text, seldom covering also what material information

12 Oct 2016

Gregory Zinman Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-05T21:24:51+00:00 Wed, Oct 12, 2016|Uncategorized|

This talk describes the discovery and significance of Etude (1967), a previously unknown work by media artist Nam June Paik identified by the author in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s recently-acquired Paik archive. Composed at Bell Labs, in collaboration with engineers, and written in an early version of FORTRAN, Etude stands as one of the earliest works of digital art—although it

20 Sep 2016

Purdom Lindblad Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-05T21:24:51+00:00 Tue, Sep 20, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

In the Republic of the Imagination, Azar Nafisi champions reading as a way to open ourselves to deepen empathy and entice our curiosity. Inspired, I am developing ways of documenting and visualizing not only what I read, but also what caused me to read using linked open data. Through a custom Jekyll plugin, RDFa triples

29 Feb 2016

The Shelley-Godwin Archive Releases the Prometheus Unbound fair copy notebooks

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:54+00:00 Mon, Feb 29, 2016|Research|

The Shelley-Godwin Archive is pleased to announce the public release of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound fair copy notebooks, Bodleian MSS. Shelley e.1, e.2, and e.3. Beyond the fair copy of what is arguably Shelley’s greatest poem, these notebooks contain fair copies of his lyric poems “Ode to Heaven” and “Misery.—A Fragment,” as well as

23 Feb 2016

Maxim Romanov Digital Dialogue

By | 2016-03-08T20:56:51+00:00 Tue, Feb 23, 2016|Uncategorized|

In the course of 14 centuries, Muslim authors wrote, compiled and recompiled a great number of multivolume collections that often include tens of thousands of biographical, bibliographical and historical records. Over the past decade, many of these texts (predominantly in Arabic) have become available in full text format through a number of digital libraries. The