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David Jianwei Zhang to Present Digital Humanities Lecture on March 27

In 2016 Peking University established its own Experimental Teaching Center for Virtual Reality and Simulation in Archaeology. Faculty and students in Peking University’s Department of Cultural Heritage Studies are now systematically investigating and documenting historical buildings in China using such technologies as panoramic photography, photogrammetry, and 3D scanning. They hope to incorporate these technologies in…

Posted by on March 21, 2018 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Technology, VRC


Lisa Reilly to Lead February 16 Roundtable Discussion at Digital Humanities Center

Faculty and graduate students are invited to participate in a roundtable discussion on “Architecture and Environment Research in the Digital Age” with Lisa Reilly, School of Architecture, University of Virginia. The event will be held on Friday, February 16, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the Center for Digital Humanities in Buttrick Hall 344. Reilly, a…

Posted by on February 14, 2018 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, News, Technology, VRC


HART Major Ellen Dement’s Online Exhibit Highlighted At Celebration of Learning Event

“Cass Gilbert’s Woolworth Building,” an online exhibit designed by Buchanan Library Fellow Ellen Dement focused on 150 architectural drawings of New York City’s famous building—the tallest building in the world when it was completed in 1913— that were recently acquired by the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery. For her project Dement, HART major and 2017 Downing…

Posted by on February 2, 2018 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Technology, VRC


Neuroscientist Uses the VRC’s 3D Scanner for Science Outreach and Research

Alexandra Wright, a post-doctoral scholar in the lab of neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel, the Departments of Psychology and Biological Sciences, recently visited the HART Department’s Visual Resources Center to learn more about our 3D scanner and to scan the brain of an elephant shrew, a small insectivorous mammal native to Africa—certainly the smallest object the VRC…

Posted by on December 14, 2017 in Digital Humanities, HART, News, Technology, VRC


Mireille Lee Participates in “Demo Day” at the Wond’ry on December 12

Tuesday, December 12, is “Demo Day” for the Wond’ry’s University Course “Virtual Reality for Interdisciplinary Applications” taught by Professors Bobby Bodenheimer and Ole Molvig. An end-of-semester demonstration of student-faculty projects was held late afternoon on the second floor of the Wond’ry. Bodenheimer and Molvig were joined by eight other Vanderbilt faculty, including Mireille Lee, assistant…

Posted by on December 12, 2017 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Technology, VRC


World GIS Day Celebrated November 15 at the Heard Library with Workshop, Lecture by Karl Grossner

Karl Grossner, co-founder of the GeoHumanities SIG within the Alliance for Digital Humanities Organizations and an active member of that global and trans-disciplinary community, will be the keynote speaker at World GIS Day celebrated Wednesday, November 15, and hosted by Vanderbilt’s Central Library. Grossner will lead a morning workshop, Introduction to GeoJSON and GeoJSON-T, from…

Posted by on November 13, 2017 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Technology, VRC


Bettina Bergmann to Offer Imaginative View of Roman Art in November 2 Goldberg Lecture

Bettina Bergman, a leading expert on Greek and Roman art and the art of landscape, explores the visual and intellectual world of the ancient Romans.  Bergmann will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History on Thursday, November 2, in 203 Cohen Memorial Hall.  Her presentation, which begins at 4:10 pm,…

Posted by on October 30, 2017 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Vanderbilt THATCamp Scheduled for October 27-28 at The Wond’ry

The Vanderbilt THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp) is an annual unconference co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities, the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, the Center for Teaching, The Wond’ry, and the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.  All events will be held October 27-28 at The Wond’ry. An unconference is an informal, loosely…

Posted by on October 26, 2017 in Conferences, Digital Humanities, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Technology, VRC


Using Digital Humanities to Interpret Early Christian Iconography on Doors of Santa Sabina

Vanderbilt University recently hosted ReLACS (Regional Late Antiquity Consortium Southeast), an annual workshop on Late Antiquity. I attended a talk held in the Center for Digital Humanities, “Using Digital Humanities to Solve Early Christian Mysteries: A Re-Examination of the ‘Ascension’ Panel on the Doors of Santa Sabina, Rome.” Lee M. Jefferson, NEH Associate Professor of…

Posted by on October 25, 2017 in Digital Humanities, HART, Lectures, News, Technology, VRC


Wond’ry Exhibit Translates Scientific Discoveries into Art Celebrating Vanderbilt’s Nobel Laureates

A new exhibit on display at the Wond’ry honors the scientific discoveries of Vanderbilt’s six Nobel laureates by translating them into beautiful works of art. Vanderbilt’s Nobel Laureates: A Visual Tribute to Discovery and Innovation is on the second floor of the Wond’ry at the Innovation Pavilion, adjacent to the new Engineering and Science Building. The exhibit’s…

Posted by on October 24, 2017 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, News, Technology, Vanderbilt University, VRC

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