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Friday, November 11

1:00-2:30pm WORKSHOP: Digital Humanities at the Newberry Library


  • Jen Wolfe, Digital Initiatives Librarian, will provide a brief overview of the Newberry’s digital collections and of a recent digital pedagogy collaboration with Northwestern University.
  • Dr. James Akerman, Director of the Newberry’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography and Curator of Maps will demonstrate and discuss two recent Center projects.
  • Dr. Karen Christianson, Director of Public Engagement, will explore a site developed by the Newberry’s Center for Renaissance Studies to create online tools for the study of early French scripts and manuscripts.

NOTE: Those registered for the workshop should meet at the Newberry. Transportation from UIC will NOT be provided.

Newberry Library – 60 W. Walton St., Chicago

Saturday, November 12

8:30-9:00am Registration & Breakfast Grant Hall lobby
9:00-10:30am Session 1 – Reconstructing the Past
chair: Benn Williams – University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Visualizing the Red Summer: facilitating digital research on the riots and lynchings of the Red Summer of 1919
    Karen Sieber – Loyola University Chicago
  • Southerly Wind: Exploring Chicago Chinese Immigrants’ Struggles in the early 1900’s
    Xi Rao and Jodi Houlihan – Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Bonds of Survival: Reconstructing the Social Networks of Holocaust Survivors
    Paris Papamichos Chronakis – University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center East, room 605
10:45am-12:15pm Session 2 – Audience Analysis
chair: Joe Tabbi – University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Reading Chicago Reading: Capture and Analysis of City-scale Literary Events
    John Shanahan, Robin Burke, and Megan Bernal – DePaul University
  • “The Lannisters send their regards”: Intertextual Tools and Theory in the Age of Fandom
    Christopher Forstall
    and Walter Scheirer – University of Notre Dame
  • What does a literary trend look like? Or, how distribution numbers can help us understand readership, access, and censorship
    Ilana Miller – University of Chicago
Student Center East, room 605
12:15-1:15pm Lunch Grant Hall lobby
1:15-2:45pm Session 3 – Exploring Impacts and Influences
chair: Kyle Roberts – Loyola University Chicagochair: Abigail Stahl – University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Omnia aurea dicta — Examining reception of Lucretius in 18th-century England using ARTFL’s ECCO alignment database
    Charles Cooney and Clovis Gladstone – University of Chicago
  • Visualizing the Impact of Feminist Art Collectives: ARC Gallery and Artemisia Gallery, Chicago (1980-1985)
    Joanna Gardner-Huggett – DePaul University
  • The Problems and Possibilities for Visualizing Historical Journals with GIS: The Case of the German Construction Industry, 1914-24
    Paul Jaskot – DePaul University
Student Center East, room 605
2:45-3:45pm Poster Session and Explore Chicago Collections demo

  • Design Research as Digital Humanities: A Zebra Cakes Post Mortem
    Carly Kocurek and Jennifer L. Miller – Illinois Institute of Technology
  • SourceLab: Building Digital Documentary Publishing into a History Major
    John Randolph and Mary McDonald – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Digital thematic collections: New directions for alternative publishing in the humanities
    Katrina Fenlon – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Redesigning the Ethics Codes Collection at Illinois Tech
    Daniel Martin and Kelly Laas – Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Digital Humanities at the UIC Library: Services, Projects and Collections
    Sandra De Groote, Tracy Seneca, Jane Darcovich, Valerie Harris, Carl Lehnen, and Robert Sandusky – University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Sharing Code Among Academic Researchers: Lessons Learned
    Carol Schmitz and Ameena Khan – Illinois Institute of Technology
  • How to clean “dirty OCR”
    Maria Palacio – Loyola University Chicago
  • Digital Resources for Archaeology: Historic Artifacts and 3D Models
    Effie Athanassopoulos, Kami Ahrens – University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Aaron Pattee – Heidelberg University

Concurrent with the poster session, Kate Flynn, Digital Programs Project Librarian at UIC’s Daley Library will be giving a hands-on demo of the Explore Chicago Collections.

Explore Chicago Collections is the flagship initiative of Chicago Collections, a consortium of libraries, museums, and other institutions with archives that collaborate to preserve and share the history and culture of the Chicago region. Explore is a free, centralized, web-based search engine and record-finding tool where researchers, teachers, and students are able to locate or access over 100,000 maps, photos, and letters held by our member institutions.

Student Center East, room 605
3:45-5:15pm Session 4 – Wrangling with Workflows
chair: Abigail Stahl – University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Supporting Humanists’ Digital Workflow
    Smiljana Antonijievic Ubois and Ellysa Stern Cahoy – Pennsylvania State University
  • Who’s Afraid of Topic Modeling? Proposing a Collaborative Workflow (with Virginia Woolf)
    James Clawson – Grambling State University
  • Maps, Texts, and Possibilities: The Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes’ Geospatial Data and the Oriental Institute’s Digital Repository
    Anne Flannery and Tony Lauricella – University of Chicago
Student Center East, room 605

Information Wants to Be Free, Or Does It?
Ethics in the Digital Humanities

Geoffrey Rockwell – University of Alberta

Student Center East, room 605
6:30-7:30 Light Reception Grant Hall lobby

Sunday, November 13

8:30-9:00am Registration & Breakfast Grant Hall lobby
9:00-10:30am Session 5 – Maps and their Stories
chair: Elizabeth McManus – University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Mapping Patronage Networks in Ancient Pompeii
    Emily Forden – University of Chicago
  • Resurrecting the map: medieval mappa mundi, multi-spectral imaging and deep mapping
    Helen Davies – University of Rochester
  • ‘From the shaken Kremlin to the walls of unmoving China’: Spatializing Russian Student Unrest
    Mark Moll – Indiana University
Douglas Hall
10:45am-12:15pm Session 6 – Delving into Databases
chair: Paris Papmichos Chronakis – University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Systematic Matching of Special Collections to Curriculum: A Pilot Study using Social Justice Courses
    Sonia Yaco and Saleha Rizvi – University of Illinois at Chicago
  • The Visual Text Explorer : A Visual Textual Analytical Framework for Everyone
    Jeffrey Tharsen – University of Chicago
  • Visualizing Orthographic Change in Early English Print
    Anupam Basu – Washington University in Saint Louis
Douglas Hall