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Digital History, Digital Archaeology, Simulations, Games, AR, Romans. Method & Theory.

Guiding the MA in Digital Humanities 2015/2016 Programme at Carleton University


Who's doing which seminar

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[I've also put the confirmed speakers on this schedule]



Oct 6: How we got here, 'code': Jenna

Oct 13: The Crowd: Marissa

[Oct 20: 5800: Gail Carmichael]

[Oct 23: 5800: Damien Huffer]


Nov 3: Viz & Other ways of seeing: Elise

[Nov 10: 5800: Alban Denoyel]

Nov 17:   **Attention** You are invited to my book launch on this day, at our usual time, in the Paterson Hall History Department Lounge (4th floor). There will be a digital workshop with my co-author Ian Milligan. This will count towards DIGH5000. Which means Jessie's seminar will be moved to a new date (tba).

Nov 24: Maps & Digitized Space: Jessie (11.35 - 1, Discovery Centre rm 481)

[The 5800: DH Maker Bus Crew - Kim Martin et al session is postponed until further notice]


Dec 1: Images & Audio: Richard


Jan 12: Text analysis: Susan

Jan 26: Algorithmic writing: Alex


Feb 9: Sustainability: Beth & Richard

Feb 23: Scholarly Publishing: Sharon


March 8: Archives & Databases: Justin

March 22: Future DH!: Allie


April 5: DH Primers presentation: Tout la gang.


Not on the list?

If you haven't selected a session yet, I think I am going to limit your choices to January 26th, or February 23rd, as there is much there we could cover and two seminar presentations on those days could work nicely. Please consult with the person who has already claimed that spot to ensure that you don't duplicate. Leave a comment on this post to claim your spot!


The Female Perspective of Computer Science: Beyond the Code: A Day of Diversity and Inspiration

This post is by Gail Carmichael, one of our speakers in on the recent 'Beyond the Code' conference. The post contains links to her notes from that day, and will be a useful resource for us as we consider aspects of how tech is gendered, and what digital humanities could/should/might do about these things.



Speakers' Series DIGH5800

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As part of the coursework in the MA in Digital Humanities, students are required to take part in a 'professionalization' course. This will function more like a speakers' series. In some cases, I will ask that everyone have read a particular piece or examined a particular website before the event so that we can get the most out of the encounter.
I have invited speakers from inside and outside academia to talk with you about their own work and/or research, especially within the context of the sometimes hidden challenges that doing that work entails - a kind of 'what I wish I'd known before I started' approach. It's the problem of being professional in a world where the goalposts are constantly shifting, whether those goalposts are technological or social.
For the Fall 2015 term, we will be meeting in the library's Discovery Centre, Rm 481, at 11.25 am.


First meeting reminder: Sept 29th

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Just a reminder folks, we don’t meet in person until Sept 29th. The digh5800 professionalization course is still being set up (it’s just a series of meetings w/ movers & shakers in DH, so much depends on their schedules rather than ours). If anybody wants to meet in person for coffee before the 29th, just ping me.