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December 2019

TARC: Recovering Women’s Stories in Ottoman Algeria Through Text Mining & Network Analysis

December 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scholarly Innovation Lab, Charles E. Young Research Library + Google Map

This talk will describe how “Early Modern Women in Ottoman-Algeria” employs user-friendly tools, including Recogito, Gephi, and Tableau to recover the experience of marginalized peoples through text mining and network analysis. 

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November 2019

Grad Student Workshop: Crafting Your Digital Identity: What you Should Know

November 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rolfe 2118, UCLA
Los Angeles, United States
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This workshop will discuss the role of one’s digital identity in professional development and the job search. The workshop will address the benefits to crafting a digital identity and the means by which to do so. It will answer questions such as: Do I need a website, and if so, what should go on my website? Participants will be provided with tips on what to avoid and helpful hints for successfully representing themselves online. All levels are welcome.

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EPIC + HumTech Faculty Innovation Lunch: Matthew Fisher on the Annotation Tool

November 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rolfe 2118, UCLA
Los Angeles, United States
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his will explore how to use annotation for students to practice critical response, peer feedback, translation, and creative practice. Attendees will be able to play with the UC Annotate digital annotation tool during the luncheon.

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Text Analysis Research Cluster (TARC): Discussion of Andrew Piper, Enumerations: Data & Literary Study (2018)

November 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scholarly Innovation Lab, Charles E. Young Research Library + Google Map

In this meeting, we will discuss Andrew Piper's Enumerations, with a particular focus on Chapter 5. This book presents Piper's arguments about several methods for distant reading. Chapter 5 in particular looks at distant reading of characterization and character relationships. Also, during this session, we will do some planning for the rest of the year on other research we'd like to look at.

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June 2019

Apply – Fall ’19 DH GSRs

June 14, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
TBD,

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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