Data Science and Digital Humanities

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Digital Humanities encompass a variety of topics, from curating online collections to data mining large cultural data sets.

Please join us for a 1-day symposium where leading scholars will present and discuss hands-on digital humanities projects both in terms of their conceptual research design and of their infrastructure.

Date: February 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Event Location: Calit2 Auditorium (directions and parking information)

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Organized by Peter Krapp and Geoffrey Bowker.
Co-sponsored by the Data Science Initiative and the Digital Humanities Working Group at the Humanities Commons

Digital Humanities practices incorporate both digitized and born-digital materials and combine methodologies from humanities disciplines (e.g. history, philosophy, linguistics, literary criticism, art history) with tools provided by computing (data visualization, data mining, statistics, computational analysis) and digital publishing. These areas of research, teaching, and creation at the intersection of computing and the humanities receive attention and grant funding, but are rarely discussed in terms of institutional support. Developing from what used to be called humanities computing, Digital Humanities encompass a variety of topics, from curating online collections to data mining large cultural data sets, but there are still observers who feel that its practices are not "humanities" as such. Introducing the question of technology into the humanities shifts the focus to networks of technologies and institutions that allow a given culture to select, store, and process relevant data, but also invites an intervention in the interstice between academic practices, for instance in supplementing spatial models (writing, graphs, illustrations) with time-based modeling (videos, interactive models) of those data.

For more information, please visit the UCI Humanities Commons website.

 

Time Presenter Talk Title
10:00 a.m. Peter Krapp
Professor, Film & Media Studies
School of Humanities, UCI
Welcome and Introductions
10:30 a.m. Katherine D. Harris
Associate Professor Department of English & Comparative Literature, San Jose State University
Using Bootstrap Digital Humanities to Explore Topic Modeling: Ghosts, Haunted Houses, and Heroines in 19th-Century Literature
11:00 a.m. Scott Kleinman
Professor of English & Director, Center for the Digital Humanities, California State University Northridge
Digital Humanities Projects with Small and Unusual Data: Some Experiences from the Trenches
11:30 a.m. Discussion
 12:00 p.m. Break 
1:00 p.m. Kathi Berens
Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and Publishing, Portland State University
Literary/Ludic Reading: Is there a Feminist Poetics of Interface?
1:30 p.m. Maria Pantelia
Professor of Classics & Director of the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, UC Irvine
The Future of the Past: The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae Project
2:00 p.m. Discussion
2:30 p.m. Break 
3:00 p.m. Jeremy Douglass
Assistant Professor of English, UC Santa Barbara
 Graphs in the clouds: DH infrastructure for structured narrative
3:30 p.m. David Bamman
Assistant Professor, School of Information, UC Berkeley
Natural Language Processing for the Long Tail
4:00 p.m. Miriam Posner
Coordinator and Core Faculty, Digital Humanities Program, UCLA
Money and Time: Some Hard Truths about Institutional Support for Digital Humanities
4:30 p.m. Discussion
5:00 p.m. Conclusion

 

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