Slavic DH Workshop: Russian Literary Studies in the Digital Age


May 28 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Center for Digital Humanities
Firestone Library, Floor B

On May 28, the Slavic DH Working Group at Princeton will host a day-long workshop combining discussions, demonstrations and hands-on exploration of cutting-edge digital humanities approaches to the study of Russian literature. Frank Fischer and Boris Orekhov from the Higher School of Economics Centre for Digital Humanities (Moscow) will lead the workshop. Researchers at all levels of familiarity with DH are welcome to attend.

9:30–10:30am Introduction: The State of Digital Humanities in Russia

10:45am–12:15pm Programmable Corpora: A New Infrastructural Concept for Digital Literary Studies
Hands-on work with the Russian Drama Corpus

1:30-3:00pm Tolstoy Everywhere: Unleashing the Information Hidden in the 90-Volume “Collected Works”
An overview and exploration of the 91st Volume Project, a digitized index for the collected works of Leo Tolstoy

3:30- 5pm Neural Network Poetry Meets Distant Reading: Analyzing Computer-Generated Echoes of Russian Literary History

A discussion of the historical origins of computer-generated poetry and an introduction to neural-net approaches as a new practice of distant reading.

RSVP by Thursday May 2. Please note that non-Princeton guests must RSVP for access to Firestone Library.

This event is sponsored by the Princeton Slavic Department and the Center for Digital Humanities.