Visualizing St. Petersburg

Working Group

Nov 13 12:00 – 1:20 pm
Center for Digital Humanities
Firestone Library, Floor B

This work-in-progress talk will present the Visualizing St. Petersburg project, an open-source-software-based web application containing historical and cultural heritage data about key landmarks of St. Petersburg, Russia. With input from scholars of history, library science, cultural studies and information technologies, the project team has conducted semantic analysis on a large, multilingual textual corpus that includes memoirs, documentaries and periodicals, and uses Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) to encode information about people, relationships, and events, and Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) to identify locations. All landmarks are being mapped onto an interactive city map of St. Petersburg with a user-friendly interface to facilitate easy navigation and filtering.

 

Speaker:

Antonina A. Puchkovskaia, PhD, works as an Associate Professor at ITMO University (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), where she teaches Digital Humanities and Digital Culture courses. She is a director of the International DH Lab co-directed by Professor Kimon Keramidas from NYU. As a PI she manages two interdisciplinary projects funded by Russian Humanities Foundations. She regularly participates in various international conferences in the USA, Canada, Malta, Finland, Estonia etc. giving workshops and presentations on different aspects of Digital Humanities. She is an author of more than 15 publications and currently working on a book “Generation Z on Digital Culture”.

Light lunch will be served

This talk is presented by the Slavic Digital Humanities Working Group.