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Bailey Fernandez on Generating Myth (2017-2018 Five College Digital Humanities Undergrad Fellow)

vadala/ May 19, 2018/ 0 comments

By Bailey Fernandez My project was a hypertext digital thesis built in Twine and scored within MAX/MSP. Over the course of the project, I developed a critical/theoretical text addressing how mythic structures can be interpreted in a “generative” way across various platforms. Synthesizing the works of Levi-Strauss, Frazer, Barthes, and Derrida—I created an interlocking web of small essays on the…

Uncovering a New England Ghost Town (2017-2018 Five College Digital Humanities Undergrad Fellow)

vadala/ May 16, 2018/ 0 comments

The Five College Digital Humanities Undergraduate Fellowship supports innovative digital humanities projects from a variety of academic disciplines including archaeology, anthropology, English, critical studies, computer science and more. In this blog post, Gwendolyn Ruth Jones (Smith College) describes her cutting digital archaeological project that innovates in the use LiDAR for a historical archaeological survey in the Western Massachusetts region. Read…

Collaborative Creativity: What can art and design teach humanists about working together?

vadala/ April 22, 2018/ 0 comments

The Five College Digital Humanities program is pleased to welcome Prof. Tom Scheinfeldt  (University of Connecticut) for his talk/workshop called “Collaborative Creativity: What can art and design teach humanists about working together?” April 27, 2018 5:00 pm 301 Herter Hall University of Massachusetts, Amherst How can art and design-based approaches to the production of new knowledge inform humanities research? What can…

[Rescheduled] Collaborative Creativity: What can art and design teach humanists about working together?

vadala/ April 6, 2018/ 0 comments

The Five College Digital Humanities program is pleased to welcome Prof. Tom Scheinfeldt Ph.D. (University of Connecticut) for his talk called:  “Collaborative Creativity: What can art and design teach humanists about working together?” How can art and design-based approaches to the production of new knowledge inform humanities research? What can these disciplines teach us about deep and meaningful collaboration in…

[Innovatefellows] Summer’18 Innovate@ Symposium (only open to UMass faculty/staff)

vadala/ April 3, 2018/ 0 comments

UMass Faculty/Staff, We are offering Innovate@ Symposium from May 21-24 as a collaboration between TEFD, the UMass Libraries, and IT, and I am hoping you can share this information with your colleagues. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 20. Participation in the Symposium is supported by a $500 stipend, and faculty agree to deploy one new tool used in…

Five College Digital Humanities Program Presents: Visualizing Absence: Broken (hyper)Links between Mary Wroth and Mary Sidney Herbert

vadala/ April 2, 2018/ 0 comments

Five College Digital Humanities Program Presents: Visualizing Absence: Broken (hyper)Links between Mary Wroth and Mary Sidney Herbert By Amanda Henrichs April 3rd 4:30 pm Amherst College Room: Fayerweather 113 The Sidney family is fertile ground for scholars: whether in Early Modern literature, politics, empire building, or cultural formation, some member of the Sidney family is usually found, playing a key…

Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference, held May 23-24, 2018 at Bryn Mawr College

vadala/ March 27, 2018/ 0 comments

Registration is now open for the Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference, held May 23-24, 2018 at Bryn Mawr College. Join us to talk about digital pedagogy, blended learning, and more! Register here. Find out more information about the conference on our website. Full schedule coming soon! Contact Jennifer Spohrer at blendedlearning@brynmawr.edu with questions. This conference is supported by Bryn Mawr…

Digital Commonwealth: Creativity and Accessibility – Digital Trends in 2018

vadala/ February 23, 2018/ 0 comments

Digital Commonwealth will hold its 12th Annual Conference, entitled “Creativity and Accessibility – Digital Trends in 2018” on Tuesday April 10, 2018 at the Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. The keynote speaker will be Professor Joseph Nugent, Professor of the Practice, Department of English at Boston College. Professor Nugent’s presentation will be entitled “Joycestick – Engaging…

No-Tech Intro to Digital Humanities: Network Analyses

vadala/ February 10, 2018/ 0 comments

Feb. 12, 2018 12:00 – 1:30 in CHI (Frost Library 2nd Floor at Amherst College)  Join us at Amherst College to learn about the cutting edge analytical method that is taking humanities, social sciences, and hard sciences by storm! For this semester’s first No-Tech Intro to Digital Humanities, Amanda Henrich will explore the power of network analysis as a digital…

HathiTrust UnCamp 2018: Records, Gaps, and Capsules

vadala/ January 31, 2018/ 0 comments

By Amanda Henrichs- Recently, the HathiTrust held its third semi-annual UnCamp at UC Berkeley: over 2 days, researchers and librarians from all over North America presented research, outreach efforts, and pedagogical strategies using the 16 million digitized volumes in its collection. Beginning in 2008 as a partnership between the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the UC library system, HathiTrust boasts…