[Humanist] 26.647 events: MLA sessions; mapping Harlem

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 647.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (47)
        Subject: digital history lecture

  [2]   From:    "Young, John K" <youngj at MARSHALL.EDU>                     (96)
        Subject: MLA Sessions of Interest for STS Members

        Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2013 09:51:13 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: digital history lecture

-------- Original Message --------
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 09:39:58 +0000
> From: Seth Denbo <sdenbo at gmail.com>

*We are welcoming in the new year and kicking off the Digital History
Seminar for this term early with a special session to take advantage of a
visit to London from a far-flung colleague in digital history. See below
for the full details. *

Digital History Seminar  http://ihrdighist.blogs.sas.ac.uk/

*Stephen Robertson (University of Sydney) 'Mapping Everyday Life: Digital
Harlem, 1915-1930'*

Tuesday, 8 January, 2013, 5:15 pm (GMT)
Holden Room 103, Senate house, South block, First floor, and and live
online at HistorySpot

Digital Harlem is the online form of a project to explore everyday life in
America'€™s leading black neighbourhood in the 1920s. It grew from a
desire for a more detailed understanding of Harlem as a place and from a
concern to find ways to examine a large and diverse set of archival and
published sources. The site employs a database that integrates a diverse
range of material on the basis of geographical location, and connects that
material with a real estate map of the neighborhood overlaid on Google

The site is dynamic, allowing the results of users’ searches for
events, places and individuals to be displayed on the map, searches to be
limited in various ways, including by date, and different searches to be
layered on the same map to allow comparisons and show change over time.

The site promotes a spatial analysis that highlights the variety of
different places that made up the neighborhood, and locating the events and
individuals found in 1920s Harlem in the context of those places, capturing
something of the complexity of everyday life.

*Stephen Robertson* is Associate Professor of American history in the
Department of History at the University of Sydney. Since 2003 he has
collaborated with Shane White and Stephen Garton to study everyday life in
1920s Harlem. One product of that project is Playing the Numbers: Gambling
in Harlem Between the Wars (Harvard University Press, 2010). Another is the
Digital Harlem site, awarded the American Historical Association’s Roy
Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History and the ABC-CLIO Online
History Award of the American Library Association in 2010. With the support
of an Australian Research Council grant, the site is currently being extend
to examine the 1935 Harlem riot.


The Digital History Seminar is part of the extensive programme of seminars
http://www.history.ac.uk/events/seminars  hosted by the Institute for
Historical Research, and receives additional sponsorship from IHR Digital 
http://www.history.ac.uk/digital .

        Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 16:33:02 +0000
        From: "Young, John K" <youngj at MARSHALL.EDU>
        Subject: MLA Sessions of Interest for STS Members

Dear Members of the STS Community,

For those of you attending the MLA convention in Boston this week, please note that the STS-sponsored session, No. 445, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 8:30-9:45 in the Beacon A room at the Sheraton. Titled “Mobile Texts to Performative Adaptations: Fresh Looks at Editing Medieval and Renaissance Poetry and Music,” this panel will feature talks by H. Wayne Storey (Indiana U), Daniel E. O’Sullivan (U of Mississippi), Victor Coehlo (Boston U.), and Keith Polk (U of New Hampshire), with Dario Del Puppo (Trinity College) serving as chair.

In addition, the following sessions should be of interest to STS menbers (numbers refer to program order):

January 3
2.            Digital Pedagogy: An Unconference Workshop
3.            Evaluating Digital Work for Tenure and Promotion: A Workshop for Evaluators and Candidates

15.          Transatlantic Book History in the Eighteenth Century
18.          Old Wine in New Wineskins: The Collected Works Project in the Digital Age
22.          Expanding Access: Building Bridges within Digital Humanities

52.          Issued from Boston: The National Impact of a Local Print Culture on Slavery-Related Politics

84.          Publishing Indigeneity: Future, Fact, and Fiction
102.        Digital Diasporas

130.        Archive Fever: New Methodologies and New Questions for United States Literary and Cultural Studies
133.        Reading the Invisible and Unwanted in Old and New Media
137.        Printing Science

148.        Surface Reading by Hand: The Manual Turn in Nineteenth-Century British Literature
165.        Beyond the PDF: Experiments in Open-Access Scholarly Publishing
167.        Digital Humanities and Theory

January 4
186.        Fraud and Forgery in Literary Texts
198.        Convenient Histories of the Book: From Manuscript to Digital

239.        Representing Race: Silence in the Digital Humanities

260.        Open Sesame: Inoperability in Digital Literary Studies
285.        How Many Copies Is Enough? Too Many? Libraries and Shared Monograph Archives
294.        The Work of Editing: A Workshop for New and Old Scholarly Editors

307.        The Dark Side of Digital Humanities
321.        Digital and Analogue Critical Editions of Continental Literature? Pros, Cons, Discussion
326.        Digital Approaches to Renaissance Texts
328.        African American Print Culture Studies

339.        Sovereignty and the Archive
350.        Puerto Rican Print Cultures
353.        Avenues of Access: Digital Humanities and the Future of Scholarly Communication
369.        The Poetics of Print, 1961-Present

371.        Visual Literacies: Word and Image in Tudor and Stuart Women’s Works
383.        The Archival Turn
384.        What Is a Journal? Toward a Theory of Periodical Studies
401.        Digital Archives and Their Margins

January 5
440.        How I Got Started in Digital Humanities: New Digital Projects from DHCommons
450.        Archaic Returns: Alchemies of Old and New Media
451.        Scholarly Journals: New Challenges and Opportunities

473.        Print and Beyond: Publishing Rossetti, Morris, and the Aesthetes
485.        Inventing New Journals: The Pressures for and against New Scholarly Publications
488.        Answering the Challenge: The New Variorum Shakespeare in the Digital Age

500.        Undergrounds and Counterpublics in Nineteenth-Century American Print Culture
507.        New Archives, Renewed Access: Research Methodologies in Latin American Collections
522.        Crossed Codes: Print’s Memory of the Digital Age, Digital’s Memory of the Age of Print

540.        The Third Degree: Joint Programs in Languages, Literature, and Libraries

574.        Problems and Prospects for a Native American Literary Recovery Project
584.        Accessing Race in the Digital Humanities: An E-roundtable
586.        Scaling and Sharing: Data Management in the Humanities

621.        Reading, Reading Machines, and Machine Reading
637.        Open Access? ECCO, EEBO, and Digital Resources
639.        Two Tools for Student-Generated Digital Projects: WordPress and Omeka in the Classroom

January 6
659.        Women Writing in Early Modern Manuscript Studies
667.        Beckett’s Manuscripts
669.        Social Media and Scholarship: The State of Middle-State Publishing
670.        Romantic Media Studies: Means of Reading and Reading for Means
687.        British Romantic Books
693.        Theorizing Digital Practice, Practicing Digital Theory

702.        South Asian-izing the Digital Humanities

747.        Oscar Wilde in Print and Visual Culture
755.        Contested Receptions: The Battle of the Books as Battles over Books
760.        Bibliography in the Digital Age

763.        Digital Technology, Environmental Aesthetics, Ecocritical Discourse
795.        Literature and Digital Pedagogies

Happy new year,

John Young
Professor of English
Marshall University
(304) 696-2349
youngj at marshall.edu

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