Upcoming Events

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Managing Research Data in the Humanities

Grant R. Wythoff
Wind Cowles
November 20 12:00–1:20 PM

Data in the humanities can take many forms -  Grant and Wind will explore the joys and challenges of working with humanities research data, leading a discussion of how to approach data management in the humanities, using specific examples of humanities datasets.

Guest Lecture

The Greek Revolution of 1821 online: A Digital Archive and a Research Project

Ada Dialla
December 5 12:00–1:15 PM

Presented by Ada Dialla, Associate Professor of European History at the Department of Theory and History of Art, School of Fine Arts (Athens) and Visiting Fellow in the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton, Fall 2019.

Professor Dialla's presentation aims to discuss the collaborative and the interdisciplinary research project “The Greek Revolution of 1821: Digital Archive” (organized and implemented by the Research Center for the Humanities based in Athens). The project seeks a) to build a digital archive b) to provide a platform for researches and the broader public with a variety of material (archives, collections, works of art, everyday objects, folk songs, and other historical artifacts) c) to raise new research questions with an emphasis on the European, transnational and global
context of the Revolution. Professor Dialla will also present a) material concerning Greek-Russian trans-cultural relations and b) examples of using the archival content to produce digital historical narratives, scenarios, and exhibits.

This event will be co-sponsored by Hellenic Studies, the Slavic Digital Humanities Working Group, and the Center for Digital Humanities


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HathiTrust and the Princeton Prosody Archive

Rebecca Sutton Koeser
Eleanor Dickson Koehl
January 22 12:00–1:20 PM

HathiTrust is a massive digital library accessible to Princeton researchers. It is both a resource for close reading and a trove of textual data. Join us as we explore one use case of HathiTrust, the Princeton Prosody Archive, as well as learn more about the tools and data for computational text analysis provided by HathiTrust and the HathiTrust Research Center.

Past Events


Ada Lovelace Day Graduate Mixer

October 10 5:00–7:00 PM

The Center for Digital Humanities, in partnership with the Graduate Student Government, invites you to a celebration of Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer. Come meet fellow students with an interest in DH and learn more about the CDH’s opportunities for grads. No previous experience, tech skills, or passwords required. Drinks and dinner from Nomad will be provided!


Graduate Fellowship Deadline

October 15 12:00–12:00 AM

Graduate students are invited to apply for semester-long CDH Graduate Fellowships in Digital Humanities to explore a field of DH research or professional development. 

Deadline: October 15, 2019

The award is $750/semester, and no previous experience with DH or specific technical skills are required. Fellows are expected to be active participants in the life of the CDH by attending events and workshops and reaching out to CDH staff and fellow students. Fellows attend monthly cohort meetings that provide the opportunity to workshop ideas with peers.

Please see https://cdh.princeton.edu/graduate-fellowships/ for details and application requirements.

Guest Lecture

The Auctioneer’s Genre: Digital Approaches to Category Construction and the Rhetoric of the 18th Century Art Market

Matthew Lincoln
October 17 4:30–5:30 PM

What makes a painting “British”? What makes an artist an “Old Master”? We know that these are highly constructed categories, their definitions less a function historical fact than of rhetoric and the position of the one doing the describing. As part of a larger project in the history of the art market, we combine close and distant reading techniques to examine a large corpus of auction catalogs. What simulation and statistical modeling gets right when trying to chart these categories, as well as what it gets wrong, give crucial insights into the historicity of these modern categories, and demonstrates how the history of the art market can be about much more than price alone.


Critical Art Historical Data Visualization

Matthew Lincoln
October 18 10:00–12:00 PM

This workshop will introduce the use of mapping, network analysis, and other data visualization methods in art historical research. Using provenance data from the Getty Research Institute, attendees will learn how to use the freely-available Palladio platform, and will also learn how to critically assess the decisions behind a dataset generated from archival source.

Reading Group

Building Communities of Data-Curious Humanists: The Test Case of Slavic DH at Princeton (and Beyond)

Natalia Ermolaev
Thomas F. Keenan
October 30 12:00–1:20 PM

How can PUL’s collections and staff expertise be leveraged to advance digital scholarship in the humanities? This session will discuss how Princeton’s Slavic Collections and the Slavic Digital Humanities Working Group have helped make Princeton one of the leaders in DH for Slavic Studies and a crucial node in a developing international network of DH scholarship focused on Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Topics covered will include: grants & funding, working with students, international partnerships, professional/scholarly organizations, conferences & events. This session will provide ideas for engaging audiences through digital collections and building new partnerships with faculty and students. 

Please RSVP.


Seed Grant Deadline

November 1 12:00–12:00 AM

Faculty, staff and post-doctoral fellows are invited to apply for CDH Seed Grants to support individual or collaborative research projects.

Deadline: November 1, 2019 

Awards of up to $1,000 are intended to support exploratory thinking and early-stage development for projects that may eventually become CDH collaborations. 

Please see https://cdh.princeton.edu/grants/seed-grants/ for details and application requirements.

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