PGH|DH Calendar

All Upcoming PGH|DH Events

CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: February 22, 2018, 12:00 pm
Ends: February 22, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location: Hunt Library, Studio B
Description: January 18th Jen Keating
January 25th Dave Kaufer
February 1st Susan Tanner
February 8th Richard Jean So
February 15th George Taylor
February 22nd Matt Lavin
March 1st Francesca Torello and Josh Bard
March 8th [TBA]
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th Jared McCormick
April 26th Emma Slayton
May 3rd TBA
May 10th TBA
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: March 1, 2018, 12:00 pm
Ends: March 1, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location: Hunt Library, Studio B
Description: January 18th Jen Keating
January 25th Dave Kaufer
February 1st Susan Tanner
February 8th Richard Jean So
February 15th George Taylor
February 22nd Matt Lavin
March 1st Francesca Torello and Josh Bard
March 8th [TBA]
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th Jared McCormick
April 26th Emma Slayton
May 3rd TBA
May 10th TBA
THATCamp Pittsburgh 2018
Starts: March 3, 2018
Ends: March 3, 2018
Location: Hunt Library, 4909 Frew St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Description: Theme: "Mapping and GIS"

Registration/Website: http://pittsburgh2018.thatcamp.org


Cost: FREE!
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: March 8, 2018, 12:00 pm
Ends: March 8, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location: Hunt Library, Studio B
Description: January 18th Jen Keating
January 25th Dave Kaufer
February 1st Susan Tanner
February 8th Richard Jean So
February 15th George Taylor
February 22nd Matt Lavin
March 1st Francesca Torello and Josh Bard
March 8th [TBA]
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th Jared McCormick
April 26th Emma Slayton
May 3rd TBA
May 10th TBA
Jack Hessel Talk: "Grounding Images from a Digital Library in their Textual Contexts"
Starts: March 15, 2018, 4:00 pm
Ends: March 15, 2018, 5:30 pm
Description: <p>Newly digitized cultural heritage collections contain morethan just text. The availability of image data offers promising opportunitiesfor interdisciplinary work across computer vision, natural language processing,and the digital humanities. In this work, we examine a dataset of 400K imagesderived from scans of 14th-20th century volumes provided by the BritishLibrary. We combine language processing and computer vision algorithms to learna common multi-modal representation of images and the text on pages surroundingthose images. Our results suggest that processing images and text jointly,rather than independently, leads to higher quality models. While this approachmay enable scholars to search for concepts across and between textual andvisual spaces, retrieval performance on digital library datasets lags behindretrieval performance on canonical computer vision datasets. To betterunderstand the success and failure cases of this method, I will discuss recentwork that characterizes the geometric properties of image/text feature spacesin an interpretable manner.</p>
Jack Hessel Workshop: "Getting started with images in the digital humanities: What tools? Which data? And, most importantly: what questions?"
Starts: March 16, 2018, 10:00 am
Ends: March 16, 2018, 12:00 pm
Location: Digital Media Lab, 435 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Description: <p>In this workshop, we will discuss the basics of how toprocess images using state-of-the-art convolutional neural networks. Thanks toopen source toolkits, this can be accomplished in just a few lines of pythoncode on your laptop. Next, we will discuss what image datasets researchers havecompiled and what questions researchers have addressed using image processingtechniques. Finally, we will discuss what sorts of new questions might bepossible to answer, with a particular focus on discussing the work of workshopattendees. Time permitting, we will also explore a handful of"first-pass" questions that one can ask about historical image datawith demos.</p>
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: March 22, 2018, 12:00 pm
Ends: March 22, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location: Hunt Library, Studio B
Description: January 18th Jen Keating
January 25th Dave Kaufer
February 1st Susan Tanner
February 8th Richard Jean So
February 15th George Taylor
February 22nd Matt Lavin
March 1st Francesca Torello and Josh Bard
March 8th [TBA]
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th Jared McCormick
April 26th Emma Slayton
May 3rd TBA
May 10th TBA
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: March 29, 2018, 12:00 pm
Ends: March 29, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location: Hunt Library, Studio B
Description: January 18th Jen Keating
January 25th Dave Kaufer
February 1st Susan Tanner
February 8th Richard Jean So
February 15th George Taylor
February 22nd Matt Lavin
March 1st Francesca Torello and Josh Bard
March 8th [TBA]
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th Jared McCormick
April 26th Emma Slayton
May 3rd TBA
May 10th TBA
Richard So and Hoyt Long, Computational Method and the Critique of Race: Racial Difference and the US Novel at Scale, 1880-2000
Starts: April 3, 2018, 12:30 pm
Ends: April 3, 2018, 2:00 pm
Description: <span type="cite"><br><br><br><span face="Calibri">This essay takes up the call, made recently by Roopika Risam, Kim Gallon, Amy Earhart, Lauren Klein, and others, to develop a form of computational criticism and distant reading that is commensurable with the methods and arguments of Critical Race Studies. It takes as its assumption that scientific and quantitative methods often reify race and support racial stratification (eugenics, the Bell Curve, etc). Thus, any “big data” or computational method applied to racial minority authors and texts is in great peril of simply reproducing reified and problematic views of racial identity. However, in this essay, we argue that canonical methods in textual analytics – specifically, sequence alignment – can be productively deformed and reconstructed through an attention to the critique of race to not only produce new “large scale” views of cultural and literary history, but also, advance the work of critique by challenging the assumptions of the algorithm itself. In this particular case, we combine theory and close reading with sequence aligment analysis to critique ideas of racial homogenity and univeralism nominally supported by, indeed, the method of sequence alignment. We pursue this work through a case study focused on the modern American novel and the question of racial difference. And we precisely tell a new story about racial difference and the US novel by testing the limits of the algorithm, which are often the limits of normative literary history itself. That is, a creative use of computation, animated by critique, draws our attention to what has been written out of literary history (often under the guise of a naive racial universalism) and advances the work of racial critique at the same time</span></span>
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: April 5, 2018, 12:00 pm
Ends: April 5, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location: Hunt Library, Studio B
Description: January 18th Jen Keating
January 25th Dave Kaufer
February 1st Susan Tanner
February 8th Richard Jean So
February 15th George Taylor
February 22nd Matt Lavin
March 1st Francesca Torello and Josh Bard
March 8th [TBA]
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th Jared McCormick
April 26th Emma Slayton
May 3rd TBA
May 10th TBA
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: April 12, 2018, 12:00 pm
Ends: April 12, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location: Hunt Library, Studio B
Description: January 18th Jen Keating
January 25th Dave Kaufer
February 1st Susan Tanner
February 8th Richard Jean So
February 15th George Taylor
February 22nd Matt Lavin
March 1st Francesca Torello and Josh Bard
March 8th [TBA]
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th Jared McCormick
April 26th Emma Slayton
May 3rd TBA
May 10th TBA
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: April 26, 2018, 12:00 pm
Ends: April 26, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location: Hunt Library, Studio B
Description: January 18th Jen Keating
January 25th Dave Kaufer
February 1st Susan Tanner
February 8th Richard Jean So
February 15th George Taylor
February 22nd Matt Lavin
March 1st Francesca Torello and Josh Bard
March 8th [TBA]
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th Jared McCormick
April 26th Emma Slayton
May 3rd TBA
May 10th TBA
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: May 3, 2018, 12:00 pm
Ends: May 3, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location: Hunt Library, Studio B
Description: January 18th Jen Keating
January 25th Dave Kaufer
February 1st Susan Tanner
February 8th Richard Jean So
February 15th George Taylor
February 22nd Matt Lavin
March 1st Francesca Torello and Josh Bard
March 8th [TBA]
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th Jared McCormick
April 26th Emma Slayton
May 3rd TBA
May 10th TBA
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: May 10, 2018, 12:00 pm
Ends: May 10, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location: Hunt Library, Studio B
Description: January 18th Jen Keating
January 25th Dave Kaufer
February 1st Susan Tanner
February 8th Richard Jean So
February 15th George Taylor
February 22nd Matt Lavin
March 1st Francesca Torello and Josh Bard
March 8th [TBA]
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th Jared McCormick
April 26th Emma Slayton
May 3rd TBA
May 10th TBA
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: May 17, 2018, 12:00 pm
Ends: May 17, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location: Hunt Library, Studio B
Description: January 18th Jen Keating
January 25th Dave Kaufer
February 1st Susan Tanner
February 8th Richard Jean So
February 15th George Taylor
February 22nd Matt Lavin
March 1st Francesca Torello and Josh Bard
March 8th [TBA]
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th Jared McCormick
April 26th Emma Slayton
May 3rd TBA
May 10th TBA
CMU DH Literacy Summer Workshop
Starts: May 29, 2018
Ends: June 1, 2018
GIS Day 2018
Starts: November 14, 2018
Ends: November 14, 2018
GIS Day 2019
Starts: November 13, 2019
Ends: November 13, 2019