[Humanist] 30.19 pubs: Enchanting the Desert

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 19.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 22:54:54 -0700
        From: Glen Worthey <gworthey at stanford.edu>
        Subject: "Enchanting the Desert" project launch

"Enchanting the Desert": A Facebook Livestream Event
Monday, May 16, 2016 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. (PDT)

Please join the Stanford University Press, in person or on Facebook, as 
it launches its first digital-only project, "Enchanting the Desert," by 
Nicholas Bauch. The event will be streamed live from the newly-opened 
David Rumsey Map Center in the Green Library on the Stanford University 

Author Nicholas Bauch will showcase his groundbreaking work that expands 
our collective understanding and appreciation of one of our greatest 
natural landmarks -- the Grand Canyon.

"Enchanting the Desert," the pilot project in SUP'™s Mellon-funded 
digital publishing initiative, enriches Henry Peabody's 1905 slideshow 
of the Grand Canyon by using complex GIS mapping overlays and virtual 
recreations of the Canyon'™s topography. Peabody's images were formative 
for today'™s experience of the Canyon, as the views shown on his slides 
have become the vista points of today's national park. Eighty essays 
accompany the historic slideshow, exploring the history and geography of 
the landmark.

Through his skillful interplay of subject matter and technical features, 
Bauch raises and answers questions only a digital-born project could 
make possible and reveals a hidden geography of a landmark that has come 
to define the American West.

For more information about this event, visit 
 http://www.sup.org/about/events .
For more information about the "Enchanting the Desert" project, visit

Glen Worthey, Digital Humanities Librarian
Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR)
Stanford University Libraries
(ph) +1-650-213-6759; (f) +1-650-723-9383

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