Variety's Transformations

November 4, 2015 (Wednesday) / 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Meyerson Conference Center, Van Pelt Library

Variety's Transformations

Digitizing and Analyzing a Showbiz Grant

Eric Hoyt

Assistant Professor, Media and Cultural Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

In this presentation for the Price Lab for Digital Humanities, Eric Hoyt discusses the efforts of his research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to, first, digitize Variety’s 1905-1940 run for open access and, second, employ computational analysis to better understand this important entertainment trade paper’s change over time.