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June 2019

Apply – Fall ’19 DH GSRs

June 14 @ 5:00 pm

The Digital Humanities Program is looking for a 23% GSR (9 hours per week) to assist with Digital Humanities research projects and supporting the program through database development, data visualization, and some light administrative responsibilities. This person will work under direction and mentorship of the Vice Chair of the Digital Humanities program, who is responsible for monitoring hours worked and identifying potential professional development opportunities.   Desired Knowledge and Skills: Familiarity with text mining and analysis  Functional knowledge of data visualization techniques and…

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Apply – DH Undergraduate Assistant

June 14 @ 5:00 pm

The UCLA Digital Humanities Program is searching for a paid undergraduate assistant for the 2019-2020 academic year. The assistant ("Digital Scholarship Fellow") will aid in a variety of DH initiatives, including: Web Design Analytics Event Planning Program Strategy Email Marketing Qualified candidates are enrolled DH Minors with experience with WordPress, Excel, and graphic design. Interested applicants should email their resumes and a paragraph detailing their interest to Professor Ashley Sanders Garcia at asandersgarcia@humnet.ucla.edu. Any student who has completed DH101 is…

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Year End Celebration & Graduation

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come join us for our end of the year festivities, where students will get to showcase their capstone projects and we say a final goodbye to our graduating seniors!    

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Text Analysis Working Group: Applied Word Embeddings

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Scholarly Innovation Lab, Charles E. Young Research Library + Google Map

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, June 5 between 1:00 and 2:00pm in the SIL. We will continue our conversation about word embeddings and experiment with their practical application in our next meeting. In the meantime, feel free to begin playing with the code on your own. 

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May 2019

Moral Code – Ethics in the Digital Age

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Royce Hall 314, 340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The Thomas Mann House and the UCLA Digital Humanities present Conference: Moral Code - Ethics in the Digital Age "The primary political and philosophical issue of the next century will be the definition of what we are," futurist Ray Kurzweil wrote just before the onset of the 21st century. Algorithms and autonomously operating machines have already begun to fundamentally change human beings and their surroundings. Meanwhile, social objectives and ethical standards regulating these developments often remain vague. While, historically and culturally,…

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Faculty Innovation Fellows “Pitch Day”

May 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Engineering VI Auditorium,

The Faculty Innovation Fellows is a new program co-sponsored by the Vice Chancellor of Research, the UCLA Technology Development Group, and Startup UCLA. Its purpose is to support startup culture, innovation, and social entrepreneurship across the campus. This year’s faculty projects come from across north and south campus and include a tech tool to decipher infant cries, an e-commerce site for cultural preservation, and an augmented reality experience platform. We expect that the program will be continued next year and hope…

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DH in Every Language with Quinn Dombrowski

May 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rolfe 2118, UCLA
Los Angeles, United States
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Join UCLA's Excellence in Pedagogy and Teaching (EPIC) Digital Pedagogy Seminar for a discussion of teaching with digital tools in multiple languages. Sponsored by UCLA EPIC. Quinn Dombrowski has been involved with digital humanities since 2004, working on a variety of projects including a medieval Russian database, a digital research environment for Bulgarian linguistics and folklore, a Drupal-based platform for developing digital catalogues raisonnés for art historians, and the financial papers of George Washington. From 2008-2012, Quinn was on the…

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Gregory Flaxman and Anne Sauvagnargues: On the Digital (before the Digital)

May 10 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Kaplan 348,

What does it mean to speak of a pre-­history of the digital?  In response to recent efforts to read the concept back into the history of philosophy or to render it a kind of ontology, this talk suggests that digital develops in the course of what we call “the ecology and evolution of images.”  It’s no coincidence that the “biotechnology” of the hand and its fingers (digits) provide the etymological platform on which the concept of the digital was constructed.  In…

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In Search of the Drowned in the Words of the Saved: Testimonial Fragments of the Holocaust

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Scholarly Innovation Lab, Charles E. Young Research Library + Google Map

The experiences of murdered victims of Nazi persecution perished with them. In this lecture, Gabór Tóth will discuss the ways text and data mining technology has helped to recover fragments of these lost experiences out of oral history interviews with survivors. He will also demonstrate how a data-driven anthology of these fragments have been built. He will begin the lecture by situating the challenge of uncovering lost experiences in historiography, and then demonstrate how text and data mining techniques have been…

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Text Analysis Working Group: Workshop on Word2Vec models

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Scholarly Innovation Lab, Charles E. Young Research Library + Google Map

Learn how to use Word2Vec models in this upcoming workshop! Word2vec is a two-layer neural net that processes text. Read more and try it out! Alina has made all of her workshop materials available at her GitHub site: https://github.com/arsena-k/Word2Vec-bias-extraction. The specific Jupyter notebook she shared in this workshop is available at https://github.com/arsena-k/Word2Vec-bias-extraction/blob/master/Part_A_W2V_training_performance_exploring.ipynb.

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