What is happening with DH at Carleton?
In May 2012, Carleton, Macalester, and St. Olaf Colleges received a $100,000 collaborative planning grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to support faculty projects in the Digital Humanities. The Mellon Foundation funded “Collaborative Planning for the Digital Humanities” grant will run for two years. During this time, all three campuses will host a rich array of workshops and presentations, and new funding opportunities will be made available to faculty. (Goals of Digital Humanities grant.)
- THIS WEEK Thursday, January 17, 2013, 4:00-5:00 p.m., CMC 206 - Computer Science-Digital Humanities "Speed Dating" event: Computer Science faculty and majors will be available to consult on Digital Humanities Projects. Even if you just have a vague idea regarding a curricular or research based project in the humanities, arts and social sciences that would benefit from an early conversation or consultation with a CS expert, this is your chance to make that connection! Please e-mail David Liben-Nowell (email@example.com) to let him know you plan to attend.
- Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Weitz Center 235 (Weitz Sandbox Room). Workshop: Demystifying Copyright: Successful Strategies with Intellectual Property in the Digital Age. Andrea Nixon, Matt Bailey and Iris Jastram will demystify copyright requirements and discuss fair use relative to Digital Humanities projects and concerns.
- Thursday, February 28, 2013, 4:00 p.m. Regents 390 St Olaf. Digital Humanities Applications for the Language and Culture Classroom. Rachael Huener from the Department of German and Russian Studies at Macalester College will present will present on her use of digital technology in the development of multimedia writing for interdisciplinarity in foreign language and cultural studies courses. Her project stems from a seed grant for Digital Humanities to explore various digital environments that support "multimediality". Organized by Kristina I. Medina-Vilariño, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Spanish, Romance Languages, St. Olaf College.
- Early Spring Term 2013, late afternoon event at Carleton. George Vrtis (History), Carly Born (ITS) and Heidi Eyestone (Art History) and Hsianghui Liu-Spencer (Library) - all from Carleton - will present a workshop on two of the most popular emerging digital tools – OMEKA and Curatescape – as well as discuss embedding metadata.
- Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m., Gould Library Athenaeum, Carleton. Doug Casson and Dick Brown (PoliSci & CS, St. Olaf), Developing Plagiarism Detection Software for the Analysis of Political Philosophy: John Locke and the King James Bible. Light refreshments will be served.
- Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Public Scholarship on the Web and in the World: Toward Effective Faculty/Staff Collaborations, Sayles Hill 251. (Carleton faculty/staff event) Sponsored by the CCCE Program in Public Scholarship. In recent years, conversations about curricular academic civic engagement and, more recently, public scholarship and digital humanities, have consistently generated deep interest not only among faculty, but also among staff in academic technologies, the web team, the library, the Weitz Center and in Laird. This half-day workshop aims to convene these communities together to explore through guided discussion, the possibilities of faculty/staff collaboration for more, and more effective, public scholarship on the web and in the world. We'll begin with generative questions over hot coffee, and conclude over a light lunch with some new collaborative relationships, and ideally, with some concrete next steps.