The Andrew W. Mellon Fellows in Digital Humanities are pleased to announce the February 19-20 visit of Dr. Laura Mandell, Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M University. Dr. Mandell is our first-ever Visiting Scholar in Digital Humanities. Her research focuses on visualizing poetry, developing software that will allow all scholars to deep-code documents for data-mining, and improving OCR software for early modern and 18th century texts via high performance and cluster computing. During her time in Rochester, she’ll lead and participate in several thought-provoking events that draw on her wide range of scholarly, pedagogical, and professional pursuits. We’re excited for her visit, and hope you can share the experience with us.
These events are open to the public.
Thursday, February 19
- 10:30am — Presentation: “Big Data and the Humanities” (VISTA Collaboratory)
- 12:30pm — Lunch with graduate students (Digital Humanities Center)
- 5pm — Keynote: “Scaling Up: Search as Research” (Morey 321)
Friday, February 20
- 10:30am — 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.
- 12:30pm — DH Lunch: “The Dark Side of Digital Humanities” (Welles-Brown Room). For this event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 13.
Keep your eyes peeled for more info about each event!