Managing the Record of Research at the Smithsonian Can institutions effectively manage cross-team digital research data in real time? Can it preserve that data so that it can be seamlessly presented in conjunction with publications? To answer those questions, the Smithsonian Institution has built a first pilot system, called SIdora, designed to be used by…. Continue reading “Podcast: Thorny Staples on Managing Smithsonian Research Data”.
Remaking Victorian Miniatures: The Speculative Stitches between 2D and 3D In both digital humanities and popular culture, there is a rapidly growing interest in big data. How not to read a million books? How to wrangle petabytes of data? How to discover and express patterns across thousands of images? Frequently, this research is framed as…. Continue reading “Podcast: Jentery Sayers on Remaking the Past”.
Finding Faultlines: An Approach to Humanistic Design Historically we know that many new technologies have inherited parts from prior technologies. The skateboard remediated the surfboard; the camera pilfered from the gun; the telephone harvested batteries and wires from the telegraph; and early models of the phonograph borrowed the treadle mechanism of the sewing machine. In…. Continue reading “Podcast: Kari Kraus on Humanistic Design”.
Digital Humanities Speaker Micki Kaufman “Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me”: Quantifying Kissinger Scarcity of information is a common frustration for many historians. However, for researchers of twentieth- and twenty-first century history the opposite problem is also increasingly common. In contrast to scholars of ancient history, who base much of their analyses on …. Continue reading “Podcast: Micki Kaufman on Quantifying Kissinger”.
March 10 update: Due to technical difficulties, we are not able to post the podcast of this event. Apologies for any inconvenience! Beyond Tools: The Shared Questions about Interpretation that Link Computer Science to the Humanities Thursday, March 6 at 10:00 am in Alderman Library, Room 421 The phrase “digital humanities” suggests an encounter with…. Continue reading “DH Speaker Series: Ted Underwood on CS and the Humanities”.
Digital Humanities Speakers: Adeline Koh and Roopika Risam Theories and Practices of Postcolonial Digital Humanities Both postcolonial studies and the digital humanities have gained currency within the academy but are subject to strident critiques from interlocutors. Postcolonial studies has been criticized for being overly reliant on jargon and apolitical, whereas the digital humanities have been…. Continue reading “Podcast: Adeline Koh & Roopika Risam”.
Scholars’ Lab Speaker: Meg Stewart A Fulbright Scholar Talks About Participatory GIS, the Caribbean, Google Earth and How a Fulbright Could Be in Your Future On December 3, 2013, Meg Stewart, Academic Technology Consultant and Fulbright Ambassador, spoke in the Scholars’ Lab about her experiences as a geospatial technologist in the Caribbean and about the…. Continue reading “Podcast: Meg Stewart”.
Scholars’ Lab Speaker: Dot Porter Ceci n’est pas un manuscript: How Digitization and Presentation Practices Ignore and Obscure the Physicality of the Object On October 30, 2013, Dot Porter, Curator of Digital Research Services at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies in the Kislak Center for Special Collections at the University of Pennsylvania, spoke in…. Continue reading “Podcast: Dot Porter”.
UVa Library Open Access Week Speaker: Gail McMillan Graduate Student Publishing and Open Access: Understanding the Digital Landscape of Open Access Publishing for Theses and Dissertations On October 29, 2013, Gail McMillan, Director of Digital Libraries and Archives at Virginia Tech, spoke in Alderman Library about her research on the effects of open access for…. Continue reading “Podcast: Open Access Week Speaker – Gail McMillan”.
Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures Speaker: Sukanta Chaudhuri Many Tagores: Travels through a Variorum Website On September 12, 2013, Professor Sukanta Chaudhuri, Professor of English Literature at Jadavpur University and a Digital Humanities scholar, spoke in Alderman Library at the conclusion of his residence at UVa as an Institute of the Humanities &…. Continue reading “Podcast: Sukanta Chaudhuri”.
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- Adventures in 3D Printer Maintenance
- On Sharing Credit and Courting Trolls
- Hearing Silent Woolf
- Novice struggles and expert blindness: How my discomfort with PHP will make me a better instructor
- Printing Things That Print: A Miniature Hand-Press Project
- Watermarking and OCR-ing Your Images
- Neatline 2.4.0