Digital humanities

Lecture and workshop series will continue during spring semester

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1:34 p.m., Feb. 4, 2013--"Perspectives on Digital Humanities," a lecture and workshop series hosted by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, in partnership with the University of Delaware Library and IT Academic Technologies, continues this semester.

The lecture series is bringing major figures in the field to campus and showcasing digital humanities projects that UD faculty are undertaking. This spring’s workshops are designed to appeal to faculty, graduate students and staff in a range of humanities disciplines and will offer hands-on training opportunities with digital technologies that support both teaching and research. 

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The speakers and lectures in the series are:

  • Katherine Rowe, chair of the Department of English at Bryn Mawr and co-founder of the Luminary digital press, and Kristen Poole, professor of English at UD, will discuss "iPad Shakespeare," a project that is putting Shakespeare's plays in interactive, multimedia form on the mobile device, along with expert commentary from Shakespeare scholars like Poole. The lecture will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 5-6:30 p.m., in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room of Morris Library.
  • Kenneth Crews, director of Columbia University's Copyright Advisory Office, will speak about "Copyright and the Digital Humanities" on Wednesday, March 6, from 5-6:30 p.m., in the Reserve Room of Morris Library. Crews is an internationally recognized expert on copyright law and copyright issues related to the needs of higher education.
  • Katina Rogers, senior research specialist with the Scholarly Communication Institute at the University of Virginia, will speak on "Humanities Unbound: Careers and Scholarship Beyond the Tenure Track" on Wednesday, April 10, from 5-6:30 p.m., in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room of Morris Library.
  • Ritchie Garrison, director of UD's Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, and Lynne Anderson, director of the Center for Electronic Studying at the University of Oregon, will discuss "The NEH Sampler Archive Project." on Wednesday, April 24, from 5-6:30 p.m., in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room of Morris Library. This project, supported by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is an inter-institutional partnership to build a national digital archive and searchable database of samplers stitched by American girls in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

The workshops are free — and participants can attend any or all of them — but advance registration is required; visit the website to register. 

More information about this lecture and workshop series can be found on the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center's website.

Those who would like to be on the IHRC’s email list can contact IHRC@art-sci.udel.edu.

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