Fall 2023 Events at the CDH

We have an exciting lineup of events this fall, starting with our annual Open House on September 18.

CDH Open House

September 18, 4:30–6:00 pm (Floor B, Firestone Library)

Join us for light refreshments and learn about the CDH’s exciting projects and opportunities for students, faculty, and staff!

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John Durham Peters & Shannon Mattern in Conversation

September 21, 12:00–1:30 pm (Floor B, Firestone Library)

Join us for an unconventional conversation with media theorists John Durham Peters, María Rosa Menocal Professor of English and Professor of Film and Media Studies at Yale University, and Shannon Mattern, Penn Presidential Compact Professor of Media Studies and the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. Modeled as a cross-between new media -- an AMA (‘ask me anything’ event online) -- and old media (scraps of paper with single words pulled from a jar), scholars will talk through a wide range of issues having to do with media theory, the data of language, and the invisible infrastructures of our everyday interactions. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited, so RSVPs are required.

Graduate Certificate Information Session

September 27, 2:00–3:00 pm (Floor B, Firestone Library; Zoom)

Join us to learn more about our new Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities, as well as other CDH opportunities for graduate students. RSVP here. Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/5153120307.

Ada Lovelace Day Graduate Mixer

October 11, 5:00–7:00 pm (Yankee Doodle Tap Room)

We invite all Princeton grad students to come raise a glass to Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer. Meet fellow grads with an interest in DH. Ask your burning questions about DH in a relaxed, friendly environment. No previous experience, tech skills, or passwords required.

LLM Forum: Meredith Whittaker with Arvind Narayanan (topic: society)

October 25, 4:30–6:00 pm (Friend Center 101)

The Princeton LLM Forum is bringing together leading scholars and researchers from a variety of disciplines and fields to discuss the implications that large language models (LLMs) have on our understanding of language, society, culture, and theory of mind. Join us for our first panel, a discussion between Meredith Whittaker, president of Signal, and Arvind Narayanan, professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Information and Technology Policy at Princeton, about the implications of LLM technology on society.

LLM Forum: Wai Chee Dimock with Meredith Martin (topic: culture)

November 8, 4:30–6:00 pm (Friend Center 101)

Our second event in the LLM Forum series features a discussion between Wai Chee Dimock, William Lampson Professor Emeritus of American Studies and English at Yale University, and CDH Faculty Director Meredith Martin, associate professor of English at Princeton.

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