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An Introduction to DH Theory Tue. December 2nd, 2014
1:30 pm-1:00 pm

A Baker-Nord Digital Humanities Event
This talk will offer a general introduction to the theoretical debates in the field of digital humanities in addition to exploring some of the ways digital practitioners have used their skills and projects to advocate for the humanities across disciplines. …Read more.

Screening of “The Unknown Known” Mon. December 1st, 2014
1:00 pm-1:00 pm

Errol Morris’ documentary — a riveting extended interview with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld — is a cat-and-mouse game in which each player – interviewer & interviewee – thinks he’s the cat, making it both thrilling and disconcerting to watch. …Read more.

Faculty Work-in-Progress: Electric Baton: Science, Sound, and the Romantic Conductor Thu. November 20th, 2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Hector Berlioz — along with Louis Spohr and Felix Mendelssohn — is often cited as the first of the modern conductors, a larger-than-life figure at once magisterial, quasi-magical and military. …Read more.

DH in the Classroom: A Primer Tue. November 18th, 2014
1:00 am-1:00 am

A Baker-Nord Digital Humanities Event
In this general discussion and presentation of a broad range of digital humanist tools, this workshop will offer instructors, faculty and graduate students an overview of technology that can be integrated into humanist pedagogy. …Read more.

Metamorphoses of Medea Fri. November 14th, 2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

 
A Baker-Nord Cosponsored Event
 
“Killer!” “Barbarian!” “Witch!” “Madwoman!” “Heroine!” Ever since Euripides staged his drama Medea in 431 BCE Athens — a play about marital passion, betrayal, and explosive revenge — the character of Medea has been called all these names and much more. …Read more.

Exhibits & Collections Thu. November 13th, 2014
1:00 am-1:00 pm

A Co-presented Digital Humanities Event
A general introduction for students, faculty, and staff to the processes of digitizing text and images, building collections/exhibits/archives using the Omeka platform, and writing Dublin Core metadata for the items contained therein. …Read more.

The Richard N. Campen Lecture in Architecture and Sculpture: Across Art and Architecture Thu. November 13th, 2014
1:00 am-1:00 am

Using examples from her own creative practice, Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean and Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Michigan, will discuss the ever-shifting relationship between artistic production and the architectural project. …Read more.

Shakespeare in America Wed. November 5th, 2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Shakespeare has played a significant role in American literary and political culture since the time of the Revolution. Drawing upon his recent anthology for the Library of America — “Shakespeare in America”– James Shapiro, Larry Miller Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, considers the alternative history of our nation conveyed in the work of representative American authors, exploring how Shakespeare has served a means to confront some of the issues that have long divided us as a nation. …Read more.

What Can We Learn about Language by Reading Millions of Books? Thu. October 30th, 2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

A Faculty Works-In-Progress
The dramatic growth of linguistic corpora enables the quantitative study of language on a scale that would have been unimaginable even five years ago. In this talk, Harsh Mathur, Associate Professor of Physics, will describe what we might learn about the evolution of language from such studies, using the regularization of verbs as a concrete example. …Read more.

Digital Project Management Fri. October 24th, 2014
12:30 pm-3 pm

A Baker-Nord Digital Humanities Event
This presentation will propose a transformation of the digital humanities so that innovations are sociological and not only technical. Martha Nell Smith — Distinguished Scholar-Teacher and Professor of English at the University of Maryland and Founding Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities — will offer critical observations re digital archives related to the poems of Emily Dickinson. …Read more.

TEI Without Tech: An Introduction to TEI Concepts Thu. October 23rd, 2014
1 pm-3 pm

A Baker-Nord Digital Humanities Event
 
Text encoding allows researchers to closely explore texts using the XML mark-up language. Prior to processing the works they want to examine, tagging parts of speech, themes, places, characters, historical figures and more, scholars work to understand the key questions that undergird material texts as they are transformed into machine readable data. …Read more.

Visibility, Exclusion, and Futures of Digital Humanities: Time for a Thaw Thu. October 23rd, 2014
6 pm-7 pm

 
 
 
A Baker-Nord Digital Humanities Event
This presentation will propose a transformation of the digital humanities so that innovations are sociological and not only technical. Martha Nell Smith — Distinguished Scholar-Teacher and Professor of English at the University of Maryland and Founding Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities — will offer critical observations re digital archives related to the poems of Emily Dickinson. …Read more.

I Do and I Don’t: A Discussion of Marriage in the Movies Mon. October 13th, 2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

As long as there have been feature movies there have been marriage movies, and yet Hollywood has always been cautious about how to label them–perhaps because, unlike any other genre of film, the marriage movie resonates directly with the experience of almost every adult coming to see it. …Read more.

What is College For? Thu. October 2nd, 2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm


Educators at all levels–from early childhood through college and university– are contending with rising public anxiety about the cost and value of education. Andrew Delbanco, Director of American Studies and Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and author of College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be?, will speak about the past, present, and future of a distinctive institution that is under growing pressure: the American college. …Read more.

Screening of “The Square” Mon. September 22nd, 2014
6 pm-8 pm

A nominee for best documentary feature at the 2014 Oscars, The Square is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deep into the intense emotional drama of the ongoing Egyptian Revolution. …Read more.

An Afternoon with Anthony Marra Wed. September 10th, 2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Author Anthony Marra will read from and discuss “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena”, winner of the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction. His novel – set in a nearly abandoned hospital in war-torn Chechnya – tells the story of eight-year-old girl Havaa, the neighbor who rescues her after her father’s disappearance, and Sonia, the doctor who shelters her over five dramatic days in December 2004. …Read more.

The Historical and the Metaphysical in George Oppens’ “Route” Fri. October 18th, 2013
1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Robert Baker’s fields of interest are modern poetry from the romantic period through the present, twentieth-century and contemporary literature, and the relationships among literature, philosophy, and religion. His first book, “The Extravagant: Crossings of Modern Poetry and Modern Philosophy,” includes detailed discussions of Kant, Wordsworth, Lyotard, Rimbaud, Nietzsche, Bataille, Kierkegaard, Dickinson, Mallarme, and Derrida. …Read more.


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