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Two Pre-Fall Semester Workshop Programs on Digital Humanities Scheduled for August 14-17

Two new pre-semester workshop programs for Vanderbilt faculty and graduate students—A Quick and Useful Guide to Digital Humanities and a Digital Humanities Bootcamp—will be held August 14-17 at the Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities, 344 Buttrick Hall. A Quick and Useful Guide to Digital Humanities is addressed to faculty who want a general orientation but…

Posted by on August 2, 2017 in Events, HART, Technology, VRC

Millie Fullmer Reviews Google Arts & Culture’s Exciting New Features for Visual Resources

Millie Fullmer, director and curator of HART’s Visual Resources Center, has contributed a critique of the latest version of Google Arts & Culture for ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America), which can be found in the multimedia and technology reviews section of their website.  Also included are reviews of the David Rumsey Map Collection,…

Posted by on June 30, 2017 in HART, Technology, VRC

HART VRC to Collaborate with 2017-2018 HASTAC Scholars Program

Each year Vanderbilt University appoints a number of graduate students as HASTAC Scholars.  HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) is a global network of individuals and institutions brought together by their shared interest in the intersections of digital media, 21st-century education, the digital humanities, science, technology, and the arts through online forums,…

Posted by on June 26, 2017 in HART, Student/Alumni, Technology, VRC

Visual Resources Director Millie Fullmer Describes SEI 2017 As Rewarding Experience

Travelling to UNC Chapel Hill, NC, for SEI 2017 (Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources & Image Management) proved an incredibly rewarding experience. Over the course of three and a half days, we were exposed to experts in the fields of visual resources and image management. The attendees ranged from recent graduates to early, middle,…

Posted by on June 23, 2017 in Conferences, HART, Technology, VRC

Crowd-Sourcing with a Human Face

Visual Resources staff recently attended the “Cultural Heritage at Scale” symposium sponsored by Vanderbilt University Libraries. The event was open to scholars of any description and the crowd was a mix of the science-minded and humanities-minded alike. The “big idea” that directed the symposium was “crowd-sourcing with a human face”, and talks revolved around how…

Posted by on June 7, 2017 in Conferences, Events, HART, Technology, VRC

Vanderbilt Libraries Hosts ‘Cultural Heritage at Scale’ Symposium on June 2

Exploring the ethical dimensions of “crowd-sourcing with a human face” is one of the goals of the “Cultural Heritage at Scale” symposium sponsored by Vanderbilt University Libraries and held Friday, June 2. The all-day event is open to scholars, students and other interested individuals, and HART’s VRC staff attending are Millie Fullmer, Shelby Merritt, and…

Posted by on June 2, 2017 in Events, HART, Lectures, Technology, VRC

Millie Fullmer Awarded Kress Foundation Scholarship to Attend SEI Workshop in June

Millie Fullmer, director of HART’s Visual Resources Center, has received a Kress Foundation scholarship to support her attendance at the 2017 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 6-9. The SEI is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America…

Posted by on April 14, 2017 in Conferences, HART, Technology, VRC

Recognizing Women Artists: Wikipedia ART+FEMINISM Edit-A-Thon at Heard Library on Tuesday, March 14

“Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented,” said Mary Anne Caton, senior consultant for educational and interpretive programs at the Heard Library. “Art+Feminism is an initiative to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage female editorship.” HART faculty, staff and students are invited to join other faculty and librarians on Tuesday, March…

Posted by on March 14, 2017 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, Technology, VRC


Tracy Miller Among Inaugural Mellon Faculty Fellows for Vanderbilt’s Center for Digital Humanities

More than 100 faculty and students recently filled Vanderbilt’s new Center for Digital Humanities to celebrate a dynamic hub in Buttrick Hall for scholarly projects using digital tools. The center will be home each year to a cohort of faculty, postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students seeking digital approaches to humanistic scholarship. In addition, it will…

Posted by on February 10, 2017 in Events, HART, Technology, VRC


Katy Börner Curates “Places & Spaces” Exhibition Opening January 23 and Delivers Inaugural Lecture January 27

Vanderbilt’s Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibition, which makes a beautiful case for the importance of data visualization, opens Monday, January 23, and is on display through April 23 at several venues on the Vanderbilt campus—the Central Library, Sarratt Student Center/Rand Hall, and the Wond’ry. Curated by Katy Börner and Lisel Record at the Cyberinfrastructure…

Posted by on January 23, 2017 in Events, HART, Lectures, Technology, VRC

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