Reading the First Books Symposium
Tuesday May 30, 2017 at LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections [Location]
The Reading the First Books symposium brings together invited scholars, librarians, developers, and students for a day-long conversation on the themes of digital scholarship, colonial and early modern history, and Latin American studies. The symposium was organized to celebrate the Reading the First Books project, a two-year effort to develop tools for the automatic transcription of early modern, multilingual printed books funded by the NEH Office of Digital Humanities. The symposium will bring together experts to describe related research and projects, and create a space for conversation about the future of colonial DH.
Sample transcriptions produced for this project have been uploaded to a temporary website for the information of Symposium participants. Feel free to peruse the text – but note that this is not a finalized dataset.
8:30: Light Breakfast & Coffee
9:00 – 9:30: Welcome & Introduction
9:30 – 10:20: Opening Keynote
The promise of digital scholarship in the study of indigenous language texts: access, inclusion, and opportunity.
10:30 – 11:45: Reading the First Books: Showcase & Lessons Learned Roundtable
Moderator: Hannah Alpert-Abrams (UT Austin)
12:00 – 12:45: Catered Peruvian Lunch
1:00 – 2:20: Digital Scholarship Roundtable
Moderator: Kelly McDonough (UT Austin)
2:30 – 3:20: Graduate Student Roundtable
Itza Carbajal (iSchool)
Ignacio Carvajal (Spanish & Portuguese)
Tania Garcia-Pina (Spanish & Portuguese)
Josefrayn Sanchez-Perry (Religious Studies).
Moderator: Albert A. Palacios (LLILAS Benson)
3:30 – 4:20: Closing Keynote
Unsupervised Analysis of Early Modern Documents
5:15: Offsite Social: Salty Sow (1917 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722)