Upcoming Events


Virtual Victorians: ENG 363

Meredith Martin
Miranda C. Marraccini
February 5 - May 26

Virtual Victorians: ENG 363 (MW, 11:00-12:20)

Are you reading this on a screen? Technology changes how we read, but that has always been the case. In the 19th century, print technology changed the way readers experienced texts; today, technology lets us access 19th-century texts in new ways. How do digital projects reimagine literature as data and metadata? How do we decide what to preserve? We'll explore the print culture of the 19th century, learn techniques of close and distant reading, and think about how people and computers are taught to read poems. No prior experience with digital humanities tools or poetry required.

This course is co-taught through the Collaborative Teaching Initiative by Prof. Martin and graduate student Miranda Marraccini.


Introduction to Digital Humanities: HUM 346

Jim Casey
February 5 - May 26

Introduction to Digital Humanities: HUM 346 (TuTh, 1:30-2:50)

This class, taught by Jim Casey, will explore the public digital humanities. How can the humanities draw on data visualization, mapping and other digital tools? How can those kinds of tools help us to communicate complex ideas to public audiences? How might we engage questions of social justice by balancing the neat precision of digital tools with the messiness of our cultures, histories and identities? Final projects will pair collaborative teams with real-world datasets. Datasets may range in subject from social media during recent protests to debates about how to store, organize, and access our cultural heritages through archives and other public memory sites.


Data Visualization II

Xinyi Li
Nick Budak
March 26 4:30–6:00 PM

Visual display of data and information can be incredibly powerful. Last semester the CDH showed you how to start making your own data visualizations; join Xinyi Li and Nick Budak for this follow-up workshop and learn how to appreciate and critique visualizations critically. This workshop will present a critique framework of key aspects to consider when assessing and constructing visualizations. We will turn a critical eye to various examples, and the framework will be a tool to help you unpack the strengths, weaknesses, and hidden arguments in visual presentations.