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May 2019

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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DH in Every Language with Quinn Dombrowski

May 15, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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April 2019

Call for Graduate Student Applications: Fall 2019 TAship in DH 101

April 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Digital Humanities Program is looking for 2 50% TAs for the DH 101 class in Fall 2019. These individuals will work closely with the course instructor, Dr. Sanders Garcia, and will be responsible for teaching specific digital tools and methods throughout the quarter, assisting students with technical questions, and grading assignments for the students in their sections.

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Call for Graduate Student Applications: Summer 2019-Winter 2020 GSR

April 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The DH Program is excited to announce its application for the Summer Workshop in Online Instruction to create an online Introduction to Digital Humanities course based on its successful face-to-face version. If our application is successful, we will be able to hire two GSRs, each with a stipend of $6000, to assist with the transformation this summer (2019).

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DH Infosession: What Can you do with a DH Minor?

April 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Royce 314, 314 Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Come join us on April 9th to learn about the DH program, the types of skills you will learn, and the directions you can take your career in. The DH Program sits at the intersection of theory and practice. In this program, students learn how to think critically about digital tools and use these tools to tell stories with, and about, data. The resulting projects make excellent work samples for the job market and graduate school applications. Digital methods and…

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DH Research Accelerator Workshop

April 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scholarly Innovation Lab, Charles E. Young Research Library + Google Map

The Digital Humanities Program, in partnership with HumTech, cordially invites you to participate in the 2019-2020 Digital Humanities Research Accelerator Program. This program is designed to advance faculty-led digital research projects through collaborations with graduate student Research and Instructional Technology Consultants (RITCs). To fulfill this mission, the program draws on the available resources of the Digital Research Consortium, including HumTech, IDRE, and the Library. Applications for the 2019-2020 program and are now open! This two hour workshop will help you…

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Text Analysis Research Cluster Meeting: Topic Modeling Projects in Progress

April 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Scholarly Innovation Lab, Charles E. Young Research Library + Google Map

2 talks on topic modeling projects in progress: Todd Presner's talk focuses on topic modeling a multilingual collection of 120 Holocaust survivor testimonies made in 1946 by David Boder (on a wire recorder in Displaced Persons Camps). Dave Shepard will share his topic model of authors writing in English in the first half of the seventeenth century to place Andrew Marvell's “Horatian Ode” in its broader context and to show that, far from being ambivalent, “Horatian Ode” expresses a subtle, but clear, critique of Cromwell.

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