Want a break from your homework? Looking for something interesting to do this weekend that would give you some interesting perspective on our course? Consider attending either the reception or the gallery talk for this photo exhibit on antebellum slave plantation homes in East Texas. If you are able to make it and want to write a comment on this post about what you saw and heard, I am willing to add two extra credit points to one of your grades from Homeworks 1 to 3.
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Our final meeting of the year will be this Thursday with Sharon Leon, who blogs at [bracket] and tweets at @sleonchnm. The plan is to meet for dinner at 6:30, after which we will have a hands-on workshop with Sharon at 7:30 p.m. in Sewall 133. Sharon will also be giving a public talk on Friday at noon in Huma 328.
Next week we have a very special event on campus: a three-day workshop on various topics having to do with Digitization in the Humanities. I encourage you register to attend at least one of the six sessions, each of which will consist of a two-hour how-to tutorial followed by a one-hour open lab. You must RSVP!!
Next Thursday, we will be having dinner together, followed by a video conference with several special guests. Click below to find out more about them!
This Monday there will be a digital history related “brown bag” lecture in the History Department. Our speaker will be Lauren Lippiello on “Innovations: The Origins of Ancient Egyptian History and Digital Technology.” Background readings are available upon request from Professor Mody, but you don’t have to read anything to come. The “brown bag” is at noon this Monday in Humanities 327.
Don’t forget that we will be having our first meeting of the semester this Friday at 5:30 in Keck Hall, Room 101 (the building with Valhalla). Dinner will be provided for everyone at the beginning.
Our guests for the workshop this Friday afternoon are Natalie Houston and Neal Audenaert. They have received a start-up grant from the NEH Office of Digital Humanities to build a program they are calling The Visual Page.
Our next speaker Jo Guldi will be here next Thursday for a talk at 5 p.m. and a workshop to follow at 7:30 p.m., per our usual schedule. Jo is the author of Roads to Power: Britain Invents the Infrastructure State, and she will be talking about a new digital history project called Paper Machines. You can read more about how it works on Profhacker.
This Friday at 2:30 p.m., Andrew Torget will be delivering a talk on digital history at the University of Houston entitled, “The Promise and Perils of Doing History in the Digital Age.”
Torget has come up before on this blog, since he also participated with Scott Nesbit in this Interview on Digital History. As an alumnus of the Valley of the Shadow Project, the founding director of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, and leader of several other digital history projects, Torget’s interests are right in line with this course. Hope some of you can make it!