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TALK: Leigh Lieberman

Fowler A222

"All the Small Things: Artifacts in Urban Context" Dr. Leigh Lieberman, Visiting Professor of History and Director of the Digital Research Studio at the Claremont Colleges. In recent years, the study of ancient artifacts has moved beyond straightforward typologies, descriptions, and quantifications. New approaches to the analysis of material culture have drawn attention to the myriad...

TALK: Using Technology to Visualize Textual Instability

Rolfe 2118 UCLA, Los Angeles, United States

This talk describes the process of creating a digital visualization tool, based on Hugh Olmstead’s plectogram, to help the critical editor (Romanchuk) recover the original shape of the first episodes of the epic Digenis Akritis from the “reshuffled” abridgment, and identify variant readings from the Amazonian “cento” or patchwork quilt and incorporate them in their original places; and to help readers follow the critical reconstruction and understand pre-modern editing practices more generally.

Workshop: The digital edition as a computational pipeline

Scholarly Innovation Lab Charles E. Young Research Library

A computational pipeline is a way of modeling the flow of information through a sequence of programs or operations, so that the output of each step becomes the input to the next. The decomposition of complex operations into discrete individual steps, each of which does only one thing, and none of which depends on knowing how the others operate, supports distributed, modular development; enhances maintenance and sustainability; and enables reusability. In this workshop we will examine how the concept of computational pipelines can be extended to model the planning, development, and deployment of digital textual editions. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to discuss their own digital edition plans and projects.

Text Analysis Research Cluster Meeting: Topic Modeling Projects in Progress

Scholarly Innovation Lab Charles E. Young Research Library

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.

Text Analysis Working Group: Applied Word Embeddings

Scholarly Innovation Lab Charles E. Young Research Library

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. 

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

Scholarly Innovation Lab Charles E. Young Research Library

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...

TALK: Homegoing: The Technology of Living Data and Black Public Mourning in the Age of COVID-19

A lecture by Professor Kim Gallon (Purdue University) Registration Required (click here) Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:00pm-5:00pm (PST) Kim Gallon is an Associate Professor of History. Her work investigates the cultural dimensions of the Black Press in the early twentieth century. She is the author of many articles and essays as well as the book,...

Critical Conversations: Social Media

Carnesale Commons Hermosa 251 Charles E Young Drive West, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Join Frances Haugan and Jeff Orlowski-Yang to discuss today's most pressing questions about social media platforms, design, data, analytics, and ethics. Register to attend this event in person! https://tinyurl.com/SocialMediaConvo22