Past Schedule

2020 – 2021 Schedule:

May 28, 12:00 – 2:00pm CST
“Landscapes of U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Digital Humanities”
Sylvia Fernandez, Public and Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Kansas

April 30, 12:00 – 2:00pm CST
“Recovering Black Speculative Space: Digital Humanities and the Re-Construction of a Black Future Industry”
Julian Chambliss, Professor of English, Michigan State University

November 20, 12:00 – 2:00pm CST
“Africa and the Debates in the Digital Humanities”
James Yeku, Assistant Professor, Department of African and African-American Studies, University of Kansas

2019 – 2020 Schedule:

Cancelled: May 8, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Dhanashree Thorat, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Mississippi State University

Cancelled: April 24, 12:00 – 2:00pm
James Yeku, Assistant Professor, Department of African and African-American Studies, University of Kansas

October 4, JRL A-11, 12:00 – 2:00pm
“Approaches to the Measurement of Time”
Jo Guldi, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Southern Methodist University

2018 – 2019 Schedule:

November 30, JRL 122, 12:00 – 2:00pm
“Minimal Computing for Maximal Impact”
Stacie Williams, Director, Center for Digital Scholarship, University of Chicago Library

February 8, JRL 122, 12:00 – 2:00pm
“Acoustic Traces of Poetry in South Asia”
Sean Pue, Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, Michigan State University

May 3, JRL A-11, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Josephine Miles: English 1A and the Origins of Distant Reading
Rachel Buurma, English Literature Department, Swarthmore College and Laura Heffernan, Department of English, University of North Florida

2017 – 2018 Schedule:

October 6th, JRL 122B, 12:00 – 2:00pm
The Geometry of Culture
James Evans, Professor, Department of Sociology and Director, Knowledge Lab, University of Chicago

November 10th, JRL 122B, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Corpus-Based Analyses of Western Peripheral Akkadian in the OCHRE Database Environment
Colton Siegmund, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

March 9th, JRL A-11, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Digital Humanities at the Actually Existing University
Miriam Posner, Department of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

May 18th, JRL 122B, 12:00 – 2:00pm
The Textual Optics Lab: An Introduction
The Textual Optics Lab, University of Chicago

May 25th, JRL 122B, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Laptop Improvisation in a Multi-Dimensional Space
Sam Pluta, Department of Music, University of Chicago

2016 – 2017 Schedule:

November 11th, JRL 122, 12:00 – 2:00pm
The Ten Thousand Rooms Project and Collaborative Digital Sinology
Michael Hunter, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures, Yale University

December 2nd, JRL A-11, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Elizabeth Hopwood, Instructor in Digital Humanities and Textual Studies, Loyola University Chicago

May 12th, JRL 122, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Imagining Humanities in the Machine Age
Steve Jones, UIC Distinguished Professor of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago

June 2nd, A-11, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Michael Weaver, Collegiate Assistant Professor and Harper-Schmidt Fellow, University of Chicago

2015 – 2016 Schedule:

October 2th, Zar Room, Crerar Library, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Text Analysis with the HathiTrust Research Center: Tools and Datasets for Research and Teaching
Sayan Bhattacharyya, CLIR Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and Eleanor Dickson, Visiting Digital Humanities Specialist, HathiTrust Research Center. Abstract available here.

November 20th, JRL 122, Regenstein Library, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Quantitative Historical Imagination: Late Ming and Early Qing Chinese Unofficial Histories, Novels, and Dramas
Paul Vierthaler, Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston College.

February 12th, JRL 122, Regenstein Library, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Graduate Student Roundtable
Paul Gauthier (NELC), Sarah Kunjummen (English), Tytus Mikolajczak (NELC), and Jonathan Schroeder (English)

March 10th, JRL 122, Regenstein Library, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Large-Scale Digital Collections as the Foundation for New Forms of Research
Dan Cohen, Executive Director, Digital Public Library of America

April 8th, JRL 11-A, Regenstein Library, 12:00 – 2:00pm
On Data & Computation: An Artist’s View
Jason Salavon, Associate Professor, Department of Visual Arts

May 13th, JRL 11-A, Regenstein Library, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Ancient Magical Gems and a Computational Antidote
Walter Shandruk (Ph.D., Classics)

2014 – 2015 Schedule:

October 27th, JRL-122, 12:00 – 2:00pm
The Venice Time Machine Project
Michele Petochi, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. Abstract available here.

November 14th, JRL A-11, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Strategies for Managing Digitized Texts using the Online Cultural and Historical Research Environment (OCHRE)
Sandra Schloen and Miller Prosser, University of Chicago. Abstract available here.

February 6th, JRL 122, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Distant Reading of Closely-Read Texts: Case Studies in Computational Research on Biblical Hebrew Poetry
Drayton Benner (Ph.D., Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations). Abstract available here.

March 6th, TBD, 12:00 – 2:00pm
An Introduction to PhiloLogic 4
Clovis Gladstone and Richard Whaling, ARTFL, University of Chicago

April 16th, JRL 122, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Elements of Style: Modeling Mannerism in Classical Arabic Poetry
Elias Muhanna, Department of Comparative Literature, Brown University

May 29th, JRL 122, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Digital Mapping with Historical Sources: Uncovering New Research Problems in German Architecture, from World War I through Auschwitz
Paul Jaskot, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art (2014-2016), and Department of the History of Art & Architecture, DePaul University

2013 – 2014 Schedule:

February 7th, JRL-A-11 (Basement of Regenstein), 12:00 – 2:00pm
Nostalgia: A Digital History
Jonathan Schroeder (Ph.D., English) and Rebekah Baglini (Ph.D., Linguistics), University of Chicago.

March 7th, JRL 122, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Quantitative Approaches to Literary Attention
Matthew Wilkens, Assistant Professor of English, University of Notre Dame.

May 16th, JRL-A-11 (Basement of Regenstein), 12:00 – 2:00pm
Beyond Tools: The Questions about Interpretation that Link Computer Science to the Humanities
Ted Underwood, Associate Professor of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

June 6th, JRL 122, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Jon Goldsmith, Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science, University of Chicago