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Building the Digital Public Library of America

Jeffrey Schnapp
Jeffrey Schnapp
Harvard University
6137 McKeldin Library, Special Events Room
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
12:30 pm
co-sponsored by the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

I will be speaking about extraMUROS/Zeega, metaLAB’s effort to allow anyone to easily explore, visualize and curate collections from public APIs and then use this media to collaboratively create multimedia projects that are accessible online, on mobile devices and in physical spaces. While books (in material and digital form alike) are vital to the future of

By | 2016-07-14T14:30:34+00:00 Tue, Apr 17, 2012|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Making Topics More Human(e)

Jordan Boyd-Graber
Jordan Boyd-Graber
University of Maryland iSchool and University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
MITH Seminar Room
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
12:30 pm
co-sponsored by the Department of Computer Science

Imagine you need to get the gist of what’s going on in a large text dataset such as all tweets that mention Obama, all e-mails sent within a company, or all newspaper articles published by The New York Times in the 1990s. Topic models, which automatically discover the themes which permeate a corpus, are a popular tool

By | 2016-07-14T14:28:53+00:00 Tue, Apr 10, 2012|Community, Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Historical Interactive Visualization: Coaxing Data to Tell Stories

Bill Ferster
Bill Ferster
University of Virginia
2117 Hornbake, South Wing (HCIL)
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
12:30 pm
co-sponsored by the Human Computer Interaction Lab

This talk will take an informal look at interactive visualization projects done at the University of Virginia’sVirginia Center for Digital History (VCDH) and the Sciences, Arts, & Humanities Network of Technology Initiatives (SHANTI) digital humanities centers. The projects were built using an NEH-funded visualization authoring tool,VisualEyes, developed at UVa. VisualEyes enables scholars to present selected primary source materials and

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:08+00:00 Tue, Apr 3, 2012|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Read/i/n/g/ as a Publishing Practice

Craig Saper
Craig Saper
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
12:30 pm

Digital Humanities research has found increased funding and job opportunities, and it has become a center piece of efforts to raise the rankings and profile of universities seeking the highest Carnegie Research status. It also has a blossoming industry that includes “text analytics” widely used in national security studies. That type of DH research usually means

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:09+00:00 Tue, Mar 27, 2012|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

A Conversation about Compulsion, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, and Virtual Reality

Lisa Snyder
Lisa M. Snyder
University of California at Los Angeles
1111 School of Architecture (Building 145)
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
2:00 pm
co-sponsored by the School of Architecture

Is there a place for virtual reality in the digital humanities toolkit? For all of the early hype surrounding the use virtual reality for teaching and learning and the ubiquity of online options for exploring three-dimensional worlds, the challenges inherent in developing and sustaining large-scale academic reconstruction projects limit their viability and likelihood for success.

By | 2016-07-14T14:27:25+00:00 Tue, Mar 13, 2012|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

The Archive’s Shadow

Lynn Cazabon
Lynn Cazabon
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
MITH Seminar Room
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
12:30 pm
co-sponsored by the Digital Cultures & Creativity Program at the Honors College and University Libraries

We regret that the audio is not available for Lynn Cazabon's digital dialogue. However, video and slides are available for viewing.

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:09+00:00 Tue, Mar 6, 2012|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Digital Humanities at Scale: the HathiTrust Research Center

Beth Plale
Beth Plale
Indiana University
MITH Conference Room
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
4:00 pm
co-sponsored by University Libraries

The recently formed HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is dedicated to the provision of computational access to the HathiTrust repository.The center’s mission is to provide a persistent and sustainable structure to enable original and cutting edge research in tools to enable new discoveries on the text corpus of the HathiTrust repository.  In this talk, I will

By | 2016-07-13T10:57:31+00:00 Wed, Feb 29, 2012|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Vocal Visions

Leigh Smiley
Leigh Wilson Smiley
University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
12:30 pm
co-sponsored by the School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies

The Visual Accent Dialect Archive (VADA) was created as a central resource for performers seeking authentic dialects and accents of the English language in which they could see the speakers as well as hear them. The gestural characteristics of the speakers from different regions, while unique to the speaker, are also unique to the culture

By | 2016-07-13T10:58:49+00:00 Tue, Feb 28, 2012|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Shakespeare from the Waist Down

Michael Witmore
Michael Witmore
Folger Shakespeare Library
2115 Tawes Hall
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
12:30 pm
co-sponsored by the Department of English

Using the analogy of a dancer to think about the ways in which poetic and theatrical effects are produced, Michael Witmore will explore the ways in which high-level theatrical effects — what literary critics call “plot” — might be visible in low-level activity at the level of the sentence. We may know a lot about

By | 2016-07-13T10:59:56+00:00 Tue, Feb 21, 2012|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Knowledge and Meaning in the Information Age: A Humanist Perspective on Wikipedia

Melanie Kill
Melanie Kill
University of Maryland
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
12:30 pm
co-sponsored by the Department of English

Over the past decade, Wikipedia has drawn together a community of volunteer editors, translators, and programmers who have created the largest encyclopedia in history and one of the ten most visited websites in the world. But, while Wikipedia was born online, many of the ideas that inform its composition have long histories. Human beings have

By | 2016-02-29T18:57:52+00:00 Fri, Feb 17, 2012|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|