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Nov. 7-30: Digital humanities series

Digital humanities series brings speakers to campus, supports research


8:50 a.m., Nov. 1, 2012--The University of Delaware Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center’s Digital Humanities Working Group is hosting a lecture and library workshop series, "Perspectives on Digital Humanities," in 2012-13. 

The lecture series will bring major figures in this emerging interdisciplinary field to campus and feature digital humanities projects that UD faculty are undertaking. The library workshop series will give faculty and students opportunities to learn more about University of Delaware Library resources supporting digital research and teaching in the humanities. 

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The first speaker in the lecture series is Jeffrey Schnapp, faculty co-director of Harvard University’s MetaLab, a “community of artists, designers, journalists, technologists, architects, and students engaged in team-based experiments that merge research, teaching, publication, social action and the use and development of digital tools.” 

Schnapp’s talk is entitled “Teaching (Design) Thinking” and will take place in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room, Morris Library on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 5-6:30 p.m.

The second speaker in the lecture series is Simon Tanner, an internationally recognized author, consultant and teacher on library and cultural heritage digitization. He serves as the senior manager in the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King’s College; leads the Digital Futures Academy for managers on creating, delivering and sustaining digital resources; and has consulted on projects such as the digitization of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Theatre of Memory for the National Library of Wales. 

His talk is on “Measuring the Impact of the Digital for the Humanities: The Possibilities of a Balanced Value Model,” and will take place in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room, Morris Library, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5-6:30 p.m.

Additionally in November, the University of Delaware Library staff will host two digital humanities workshops:  “Digital Humanities Sampler,” Friday, Nov. 9, 3:30-5 p.m., Class of 1941 Lecture Room; and “Getting Started with Digital Humanities Tools,” Friday, Nov. 30, 3:30-5 p.m., Class of 1941 Lecture Room. 

More information about spring 2013 events in this series can be found on the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center’s calendar.

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