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What is DH?
Digital Humanities is the future of our cultural heritage. The ways in which we archive, search, and access the records of the past are being transformed in the Information Age. Digital Humanities is the interdisciplinary field that seeks both to shape these transformations and to study their effects.
December 11, 2013 - 10:18am
We’ve got a terrific slate of Future Knowledge lectures lined up for the spring, and we hope you’ll start making plans now to join us!
Tony Beavers (University of Evansville) will kick things off on Friday, February 7 with a talk entitled "Moral Machinery and the Threat of Ethical Nihilism." Beavers will explore the possibility of an emerging nihilism of the information age that threatens the very meaning of value itself.
Well-known DHer and game enthusiast Ian Bogost (Georgia Institute of Technology) will delve into the “strange” world of video games on Friday, March 7. His talk, entitled "Strange Games: Computer Gaming and Media Ecosystems,” will investigate the differences between video games and other types of popular media, such as novels or film, and what these differences tell us about how video games circulate within media ecosystems.
Chris Meatto (Condé Nast Digital Archive Group) will deliver our final lecture on Friday, April 11. “The Vogue Archive: Leveraging Images and Metadata for Fashion and Cultural Research” will discuss the growing need for information specialists and cultural heritage professionals in the private sector, as well as trends in data management and intellectual property rights.
We hope you’ll join us!
All lectures will be held in the Hollings Library Program room and are scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. on the dates listed above.
November 12, 2013 - 11:49am
Paul McLean entertained a packed house Friday afternoon with his talk on personal lending networks in Renaissance Florence. In addition to McLean's dynamic presentation, audience members were wowed by his intimate knowledge of Florentine history and current trends in social network analysis.
October 20, 2013 - 11:34am
Ted Underwood delivered a fantastic talk in which he addressed this very question. In his lecture, Underwood outlined the challenges and opportunities presented by new computational methods such as probabilistic topic modeling, one of the hottest trends in computational text analysis.