Introduction To Digital Humanities For Libraries, Archives, And Special Collections

Speaker Dr. Amanda French
Dr. Amanda French's career in the digital humanities began at UVA, where, while earning her doctorate in English, she encoded texts in XML for the Rossetti Archive and the Electronic Text Center. Since then, she has held the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship at NCSU and has been an Assistant Research Scholar ...


Dr. Amanda French's career in the digital humanities began at UVA, where, while earning her doctorate in English, she encoded texts in XML for the Rossetti Archive and the Electronic Text Center. Since then, she has held the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship at NCSU and has been an Assistant Research Scholar in the Archives and Public History program at NYU. She is currently “hacking the scholarly conference” as THATCamp Coordinator for the Center for History and New Media.


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Location: National Archives at New York City, 201 Varick Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10014 (Entrance on Houston Street, between Varick and Hudson)
Registration fees: $15 members; $15 myMETRO; $30 non-members

Who should attend:
Librarians, archivists, and scholars interested in learning more about how humanities scholars' work is changing and librarians and archivists are influencing and responding to those changes

Description:
The digital humanities is being recognized as the hot new scholarly discipline in town - “the digital humanities seem like the first ‘next big thing’ in a long time,” wrote William Pannapacker. Yet some maintain that the digital humanities isn’t a scholarly discipline at all. Making matters more complicated is that college and university faculty aren't the only people building digital humanities projects, attending digital humanities meetings, and writing for digital humanities publications. Instructional technologists, programmers, graduate students, computer scientists, museum staff, and, yes, archivists and librarians all participate enthusiastically. In this session, participants will learn what "digital humanities" is, discuss its primary resources, and learn that they must ask themselves one important question: Am I a digital humanist? This event will also include a presentation from National Archives and Records Administration staff on digital initiatives at NARA.

By the end of this program, participants will:
• Understand the chief history, principles, and practices of the digital humanities
• Recognize the chief centers, associations, books, journals, tools, projects, blogs, and Twitter feeds of the digital humanities
• Appreciate how librarians, archivists, and special collections professionals can contribute their specialized knowledge to the digital humanities
 

When?

Thu, Nov. 18, 2010
noon - 3 p.m. US/Eastern

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Where?

National Archives at New York City
201 Varick Street, 12th Floor
New Yord, NY 10014