Deadline for Applications: Ongoing
Digital Scholarship Workshop for REEE Scholars
When: March 9, 2018, 10:00 am (Central Time)
Dr. John Randolph (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Presentation title: What Would Digital Area Studies Look Like and How Could it Be Made: Reflexions from Teaching DH
In this presentation, John Randolph will discuss his attempts to bring REEES expertise and concerns into more general conversations within the Digital Humanities about the future of documentary publishing. Where and how can we combine the teaching of both area studies and DH skills? How do we manage the balance of needing to work on digital skills with the need to also build skills in the world’s languages and cultures? John is part of a larger, multi-university project called “The Classroom and the Future of the Historical Record,” combining historians and information scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Michigan State University.
Dr. Inna Kizhner (European Association for Digital Humanities)
Presentation title: Digital Humanities in Russia
This presentation links the quantitative methods used in previous trends in scholarship, including mathematics, Russian editorial practices, and the development of museum computing in the country. By doing so we can consider the individual societal contexts which encourage a field to emerge, and although that field may look similar to outsiders, identify the lineage of intellectual approaches which still influence methods and cultures within the discipline. Moreover, this presentation will also outline the development of current DH projects and centers relating them to previous scholarship, including establishing the Russian Association for Digital Humanities, Associated Organization within the European Association for Digital Humanities.
Dr. Petr Plecháč (Institute of Czech Literature, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
Presentation title: Corpus of Czech Verse and its online tools
The talk will present the Corpus of Czech Verse, which is a lemmatised, morphologically, metrically and strophically annotated corpus of Czech poetry containing ~75,000 poems. Dr. Plecháč will introduce several online tools that enable users to work with these data – this includes graphical interfaces for statistical analysis of rhymes, verse meters, keywords etc. Finally Dr. Plecháč will show how such statistical findings on versification may be used for the purpose of automatic recognition of authorship.