2019 Distinguished Scholar
This program is co-sponsored by the Department of History, the Department of Art and Art History, the Department of English, the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, the Center for Learning in the Digital Age (LiDA), the Digital Scholarship Lab, and the University Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Past Visiting Scholars
/ March 2-3, 2017
Dr. Victoria Szabo is Associate Research Professor of Visual and Media Studies; Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative; and the Director of Graduate Studies for the PhD program in Computational Media, Arts, and Cultures at Duke University.
- Omeka Workshop in the Vista Collaboratory
- Lunch with graduate students: Careers in the Digital Humanities
- Keynote: “Cultural Approaches to Digital Heritage”
- Digital Humanities Round Table: “Tuning In: Sound in the Digital Humanities.” Victoria Szabo in conversation with University of Rochester’s Darren Mueller (Assistant Professor of Musicology), Oliver Schneller (Professor of Composition), Ming-Lun Lee (Assistant Professor of Audio and Music Engineering), and Paul Fess (Predoctoral Fellow at the Frederick Douglass Institute)
- DH Lunch: “Zooming Out”
- Game Demo and Concluding Conversation: “Psychasthenia“
Recap: Omeka Workshop
Recap: Psychasthenia 2
/ February 19-20, 2015
Dr. Laura Mandell is the Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M University.
- Presentation: “Big Data and the Humanities”
- Lunch with graduate students
- Keynote: “Scaling Up: Search as Research”
- Panel: “Archives in Between: Cultural Preservation, Material to Digital” (Welles-Brown Room), with Joanne Bernardi (Associate Professor of Japanese and Film and Media Studies, and author/editor of ReEnvisioning Japan), Daniela Currò (Preservation Manager, Moving Image Department, George Eastman House), and Jim Kuhn (Joseph N. Lambert and Harold B. Schleifer Director of Rare Books and Special Collections)
- DH Lunch: “The Dark Side of Digital Humanities”
/ March 17-19, 2015
Dr. Edward Ayers is President of the University of Richmond.
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