Tuesday, December 9, 2008

4th Mellon Seminar in Digital Humanities: Jan. 5th

We are happy to announce the 4th of 9 Mellon Seminars in Digital Humanities taking place at UCLA in RL, and "broadcast" via live feed into the Digital Library Federation's (DLF) SL island, Entropia. The RL participants will also see the SL audience, projected on a screen in the RL room at UCLA.

These Seminars, organized and co-taught by Jeffrey Schnapp (Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities, UCLA, and Professor of Comparative Literature, Stanford University; Founder of the Stanford Humanities Laboratory) and Todd Presner ((Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Comparative Literature, UCLA), take place at intervals during the 2008/2009 academic year. To find out more about this series of Seminars: http://www.digitalhumanities.ucla.edu

Please note that the time for each Seminar is U.S. Pacific Time.

DATE & TIME: Monday, January 5, 2009, 2 pm - 5 pm SLT (PST)

SPEAKER: Johanna Drucker, Bernard and Martin Breslauer Professor of
Bibliography in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA

TOPIC: "Humanities Tools in Digital Contexts”
Many of the early approaches to digital humanities have come of age
as substantial repositories and archives have become established. Early
pioneering projects in editing, collections development, and visualization
are now accepted parts of digital humanities' research. But huge
challenges -- cultural and intellectual as much as technical -- remain if
the humanities are to help shape the next generation of scholarly tools
for research and pedagogy. This talk describes a work in progress,
I.nterpret, that aims to engage humanistic concerns in a digital

LINKS TO READINGS & PROJECT LINKS: http://tinyurl.com/6z4o4n

RL LOCATION: Visualization Portal, 5633 Math Science Building—enter
on the ground floor (5th level) and follow the signs to the portal.

SL LOCATION: Digital Library Federation's SL island, Entropia

Anyone interested is welcome to attend at UCLA. The SL audience is limited to 50.
IMPORTANT: SL attendees only:
Please RSVP to Esther Grassian or IM her SL
avatar, Alexandria Knight, to reserve a space on Entropia, and for
instructions on viewing the live feed and adjusting the audio there.

You can teleport directly to Entropia by using the following Second Life url (SLurl), but you must have an SL account in order to do so:

Basic SL accounts are free: http://secondlife.com/

Please let us know if you have any questions or would like any additional information.

Esther Grassian (UCLA) & Deni Wicklund (Stanford)
Co-Managers, DLF's Entropia

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