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February 8, 2017: Tara McPherson, “Feminist in a Software Lab”

Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities Wednesday, February 8, 4:10 pm Feminist in a Software Lab Many view the Digital Humanities as a scientific and quantitative endeavor, intent on blending computer science and humanities traditions.  What if we instead imagined the origin story for DH to emerge from the intersection of the arts and the interpretative…

Posted by on February 7, 2017 in News, Spring 2017 Colloquium


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March 15, 2017: Steve Wernke, “Spatial Ethnohistory: Irreducible Landscapes in the Colonial Andes”

Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities Wednesday, March 15, 4:10 pm Spatial Ethnohistory: Irreducible Landscapes in the Colonial Andes If, as Patricia Seed once observed, “Spanish colonialism produced the census, British colonialism the map,” there might seem to be little hope for resuscitating the spatial dimensions of Spanish colonialism in the Americas. But if the Spanish…

Posted by on February 6, 2017 in News, Spring 2017 Colloquium


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March 23, 2017: Jessica Marie Johnson, “Fugitives in the Machine: Teaching Black Resistance in a Digital Age”

Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities Thursday, March 23, 4:10 pm Fugitives in the Machine: Teaching Black Resistance in a Digital Age Enslaved people of African descent imagined that another world was possible–and then sought to “make this world anew.” What does it mean to teach those histories of slavery in a moment where historicized narratives from…

Posted by on February 6, 2017 in News, Spring 2017 Colloquium


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April 5, 2017: Matthew Jockers, “Novel Analytics from James Joyce to The Bestseller Code”

Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities Wednesday, April 5, 4:10 pm Novel Analytics from James Joyce to The Bestseller Code To better understand bestselling fiction, Matthew Jockers and research partner Jodie Archer took the advice of Google researchers who argue that we should “embrace complexity and make use of the best ally we have: the unreasonable…

Posted by on February 5, 2017 in Spring 2017 Colloquium


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April 19, 2017: Lynn Ramey, “Learning Medieval Culture through 3D Immersion: Problems and Possibilities”

Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities Wednesday, April 19, 4:10 pm Learning Medieval Culture through 3D Immersion: Problems and Possibilities 3D modeling has become commonplace in certain academic fields like archeology and art history because of the ability to safely explore and share fragile or inaccessible artifacts and environments. However, literary and language studies have not…

Posted by on February 4, 2017 in Spring 2017 Colloquium