Upcoming Digital Humanities Events

Posted on Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Written by Dan Gillis

The DG@Guelph group, with support from the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences, and the School of Computer Science, are happy to announce the following events related to the Digital Humanities.

DigiCafé II: Living Large: Biographical Data, Life Writing, and Computing with Jason Boyd (Ryerson), February 23, 3-4:30, 246 McLaughlin Library (Whitelaw Room)

  • Jason Boyd is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Ryerson, and the Associate Director of Ryerson's Centre for Digital Humanities. He is also an Assistant Director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria. Jason has been a leading collaborator on the online theatre history research tools produced by an international scholarly project, Records of Early English Drama (REED), which include the Patrons and Performancesdatabase, Early Modern London Theatres (EMLoT), and The Fortune Theatre Records: A Prototype Digital Edition. He is currently working on the Texting Wilde Project, which will explore computer-assisted methods for the analysis of large collections of life-writing texts. His research and teaching interests include: digital innovation and scholarly practice (particularly developing online research collaboratories), work emerging at the intersection of the digital and the literary, critical code studies, computer games and gaming in social, literary, and scholarly contexts, and 'digital lives' in its broadest sense. He is also interested in the role of digital technology in the shaping of LGBT communities and cultures.

DigiCafé III: Media Studies Meets Digital Humanities: Transmedia Storytelling Presentation + workshop = play, with Mark Lipton (SETS), March 1st, 12-1:30pm, Library Room 384 (Florence Partridge Room)

  • Refreshments Provided
  • In what ways might media studies and digital humanities collide? At its core, digital or transmedia storytelling is the use of digital media to help tell stories. I am interested in applying storytelling as a methodology for learning about such contemporary issues as youth, identity, and difference. Also, digital storytelling functions as knowledge mobilization, knowledge transfer, and knowledge translations. This digital sharing of information, I suggest, will become more primary as access to the tools and techniques becomes more quotidian. Digital storytelling appeals to scholars of media and digital humanists for its ability to engage traditional storytelling, academic research, creative practice, and computational technologies so to prompt multiplatform, interactive, immersive narratives.

DigiWorks: Research Centre in the Works: Planning Discussions with Susan Brown:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 3-4pm 384 Library (Florence Partridge Room)>
  • Tuesday, February 23rd, noon-1pm, Library Conference Room 359
  • In connection with Susan Brown’s Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Digital Scholarship, an interdisciplinary research centre will be built in the heart of the planned Research Collaboratory space in McLaughlin Library. This larger Collaboratory will eventually house the public-facing digitization activities of Archives and Special Collections, and the Data Centre, in addition to the StatsCan Data Centre and offices of the Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communications group which are already located in that area. Please come out to a series of informal meetings at which Susan Brown will provide a quick overview of plans for the centre, which to date have focused on layout and furnishings, and then open up discussion on the centre’s programming and organization so it can benefit broadly those interested in digital scholarship connected to humanities research. Format will be a brief presentation followed by discussion that will lead into discussions of both principles and practices related to setting up a vibrant, open centre that will support a wide range of research and activities.

DigiReads Winter 2015 withKim Martin

  • Feb. 25, March 10, March 24; 5:30-7pm, Library Conference Room 359
  • The DH reading group returns with a selection of readings introducing various aspects of DH. Sessions will be led by Ridley Postdoctoral Fellow Kim Martin. Come to one or come to all.
  • Feb. 25: Serendipity, Search and Visualization
  • March 10: Critical Making
  • March 24: DH and libraries
  • Details of readings can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pjCj77UbprV-puwCMd5tcZrt5SVKVzTOzs6k8Wt6RqY/edit

DH@Guelph Summer Workshops

  • May 9-12, 2015,
  • Getting Going with Omeka
  • You’ve Got Data!: Introduction to Data Wrangling for Digital Humanities Projects
  • 3D Modelling for the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Minimal Computing for Digital Humanists
  • Spatial Humanities: Exploring Opportunities in the Humanities
  • Online Collaborative Scholarship: Principles and Practices (A CWRCshop)

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