Libraries, Labs, and Classrooms

September 28, 2012 (Friday) / 9:00 am12:00 pm

Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Libraries, Labs, and Classrooms

Locating the Digital Humanities

Nicole Coleman

Academic Technology Specialist
Stanford Humanities Center

Neil Fraistat

Professor of English
Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
University of Maryland

John Unsworth

Vice Provost for Library and Technology Services
Chief Information Officer
Brandeis University

Where does the digital humanities fit in today's research university? What changes need to be made by the faculty, libraries, and administration to accommodate recent digital innovations? Can the rise of digital tools and methods help to foster traditional fields of research? Who are the critics of digital humanities, and how might their objections be addressed? Join us for public presentations by three leaders of the digital revolution in humanistic disciplines.

Nicole Coleman is Academic Technology Specialist at the Stanford Humanities Center, where she collaborates with humanities faculty on innovations in technology-intensive research methods and pedagogy. She is currently co-investigator and technical lead on Mapping the Republic of Letters, an international, interdisciplinary collaboration involving ten case studies in laboratory-based research methods in the humanities. She also co-manages and is a member of the Stanford Libraries Academic Technology Specialist Program.

Neil Fraistat is Professor of English and Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland. He helped found and is co-chair of centerNet, an international network of digital humanities centers, and serves on a number of DH boards, including the Association of Computers and the Humanities, Project MUSE, NITLE Digital Humanities Council, and Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth Century Electronic Scholarship.

John Unsworth is Vice Provost for Library and Technology Services and Chief Information Officer at Brandeis. His achievements in DH include co-founding Postmodern Culture, the first peer-reviewed electronic journal in the humanities, now part of Project MUSE. He also organized, incorporated, and chaired the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium, co-chaired the MLA's Committee on Scholarly Editions, and served as President of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and chair of the steering committee for the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations.