Fall 2018 Digital Humanities Reading Group Schedule

We are pleased to announce the schedule for the Fall 2018 Digital Humanities Reading Group. If you’re following along at home, we’ve set up a hypothes.is group for annotations.

 

September 11 & 12: Digital Humanities in the Popular Press

Allington, Daniel, Sarah Brouillette, and David Golumbia. “Neoliberal Tools (and Archives): A Political History of Digital Humanities.” Los Angeles Review of Books, May 1, 2016.

Marche, Stephen. “Literature Is Not Data: Against Digital Humanities.” Los Angeles Review of Books, October 28, 2012.

 

September 25 & 26: Mapping

Edelstein, Dan, Paula Findlen, Giovanna Ceserani, Caroline Winterer, and Nicole Coleman. “Historical Research in a Digital Age: Reflections from the Mapping the Republic of Letters Project.” The American Historical Review 122, no. 2 (April 2017): 400ā€“424.

Gregory, I.N., and Patricia Murrieta-Flores. “Geographical Information Systems as a Tool for Exploring the Spatial Humanities.” In Doing Digital Humanities: Practice, Training, Research, edited by Constance Crompton, Richard J. Lane, and Raymond George Siemens. Routledge, 2016.

Theibault, John. “Visualizations and Historical Arguments.” In Writing History in the Digital Age, edited by Kristen Nawrotzki. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2013.

 

October 9 & 10: Editions

Stauffer, Andrew. “My Old Sweethearts: On Digitization and the Future of the Print Record.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2016.

Earhart, Amy E. “Can Information Be Unfettered? Race and the New Digital Humanities Canon.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2016.

Pierazzo, Elena. “Textual Scholarship and Text Encoding.” In A New Companion to Digital Humanities, 307ā€“21. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.

 

October 23 & 24: Textual Analysis

Brett, Megan R. “Topic Modeling: A Basic Introduction.” Journal of Digital Humanities 2, no. 1 (April 8, 2013).

Schmidt, Benjamin M. “Plot Arceology: A Vector-Space Model of Narrative Structure.” In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, 1667ā€“72. Washington, DC: IEEE Computer Society, 2015.

Jockers, Matthew. “A Novel Method for Detecting Plot.” Matthew L. Jockers (blog), June 5, 2014.

Jockers, Matthew. “Revealing Sentiment and Plot Arcs with the Syuzhet Package.” Matthew L. Jockers (blog), February 2, 2015.

Swafford, Annie. “Problems with the Syuzhet Package.” Anglophile in Academia: Annie Swafford’s Blog (blog), March 2, 2015.

Swafford, Annie. “Continuing the Syuzhet Discussion.” Anglophile in Academia: Annie Swafford’s Blog (blog), March 7, 2015.

Swafford, Annie. “Why Syuzhet Doesn’t Work and How We Know.” Anglophile in Academia: Annie Swafford’s Blog (blog), March 30, 2015.

 

November 6 & 7: Critique

Liu, Alan. “Where Is Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities?” In Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Gibbs, Fred. “Critical Discourse in Digital Humanities.” Journal of Digital Humanities 1, no. 1 (March 9, 2012).

Drucker, Johanna. “Humanistic Theory and Digital Scholarship.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

 

November 20 & 21: Professional/isms

Braunstein, Laura. “Open Stacks: Making DH Labor Visible.” dh+lib (blog), June 7, 2017.

Flanders, Julia. “Time, Labor, and ‘Alternate Careers’ in Digital Humanities Knowledge Work.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries. “Research Agenda: Valuing Labor in Digital Libraries.” Digital Library Federation, 2018.

Select one interview to read from The Digital in the Humanities: A Special Interview Series in the Los Angeles Review of Books.