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All Upcoming PGH|DH Events

Workshop: Introduction to Basic Web Design
Starts: November 30, 2017, 10:00 am
Ends: November 30, 2017, 12:00 pm
Location: Sorrells Library Den
Description: REGISTER via: http://cmu.libcal.com/calendar/events

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the the standard markup language used to create web pages and web-based applications. This workshop will cover the basics of creating web pages and simple websites using HTML syntax to structure pages, format content, add lists, tables, links, images, and media, and style their presentation using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). This workshop will also include an overview of client-server interaction, HTTP, and touch on JavaScript for interactivity.
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: November 30, 2017, 12:00 pm
Ends: November 30, 2017, 1:00 pm
Location: Hunt Library Studio B
Description: Preliminary Schedule
September 28th John Ladd
October 5th Stephen Wittek
October 12th Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick
October 26th Ruth Mostern
November 2nd Molly Steenson
November 9th TBA
November 16th Christopher Phillips
November 30th Adam Shear
December 7th Jessica Otis
December 14th Rikk Mulligan
Materialities of Writing Works-in-Progress Symposium, 501 CL
Starts: December 6, 2017, 2:00 pm
Ends: December 6, 2017, 4:30 pm
Location: Progress Symposium, 501 CL
Description: Materialities of Writing
Works-in-Progress Symposium

Weds, Dec 6
2:00-4:30pm
501 Cathedral of Learning

Please join us for a lively, transhistorical symposium focused on different materialities of writing: manuscripts, video, and print.

Associated with Annette Vee’s Materialities of Writing graduate course (EngLit 2570), and the English Literature Media and Material Practices Focal Area.

Snacks will be served!

Ryan McDermott, “Interactive Reading by Professional Scribes”
2:15-3:00

Marginalia can give us a sense of how readers respond to books. In manuscript culture, scribes are readers at the same time that they are producers of text. One scribe of a medieval playtext in a fifteenth-century household manuscript was a particularly involved and creative participant in the work he or she copied. This is a speculative explanation of what this eccentric scribe was up to.


Katie Bird, “Writing with Video: Videographic Play as Embodied Research”
3:00-3:45

Working through my dissertation on the histories of craft workers in Hollywood, I found myself again and again faced with problems of description. As a filmmaker and film scholar, how do I explain what makes a Steadicam shot look a certain way? How do editors utilize intuition to feel where to cut? The only way I found to research, investigate, and think through these questions was to "write with video" utilizing digital non-linear video editing and a range of primary source films. Initially I imagined and intended these video experiments or playful compositions to work merely as adjacent thought experiments or background research. Now I explicitly incorporate my video experiments and the written description of process and practices by which they were constructed into my scholarly writing. This kind of dual writing with my own filmmaking practice about the filmmaking practices of Hollywood technicians has given me new tools to think through and about historical embodied labor practices and more fully illustrate to readers the political, aesthetic stakes of my project. In this demonstration, I will show two brief selections from this video work, walk through my videographic research process, and discuss how these kinds of alternative writing tools can be thoughtfully integrated as scholarly writing.


Matthew Lavin, “Textures of Taste: Uncovering the Material and Linguistic Codes of Historical Book Reviews”
3:45-4:30

In a cultural moment where one can effortlessly locate a review of Spiderman: Homecoming, Plato’s Republic, a Snuggie, and the Grand Canyon, it is perhaps easier than ever before to lose track of the review as a complex genre with material underpinnings. Reviews are so familiar as to seem self-evident, pure expressions of recommendation, condemnation, or something between the two. Book history has sought to put pressure on this kind of assumption by appreciating the book review as a highly rehearsed and performative genre with deep rhetorical and material codes of information transfer. Yet book history to date has charted the book review mainly through close analysis of highly visible case studies, or through laborious cataloguing of relatively small sets of books reviews.

Digital humanities methods present an opportunity to revisit histories of reading practices, reader response, and literary taste-making. Using a proof-of-concept dataset of approximately 1,000 New York Times book reviews from 1905, Lavin’s presentation focuses on how the perceived gender of the reviewed book’s author shaped trends for evaluating and characterizing literary work. Corpus-based analysis of historical book reviews can deepen existing scholarship on the role that book reviews played in mediating capitalist functions of an increasingly international and corporate marketplace of print and publishing, as well as their role in constructing a gendered notion of middlebrow reading. Lavin’s talk will also touch upon the implications of moving from a relatively small corpus of New York Times book reviews to a corpus of potentially hundreds of thousands of reviews covering a fifty-year time frame and hundreds of periodicals.
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: December 7, 2017, 12:00 pm
Ends: December 7, 2017, 1:00 pm
Location: Hunt Library Studio B
Description: Preliminary Schedule
September 28th John Ladd
October 5th Stephen Wittek
October 12th Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick
October 26th Ruth Mostern
November 2nd Molly Steenson
November 9th TBA
November 16th Christopher Phillips
November 30th Adam Shear
December 7th Jessica Otis
December 14th Rikk Mulligan
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: December 14, 2017, 12:00 pm
Ends: December 14, 2017, 1:00 pm
Location: Hunt Library Studio B
Description: Preliminary Schedule
September 28th John Ladd
October 5th Stephen Wittek
October 12th Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick
October 26th Ruth Mostern
November 2nd Molly Steenson
November 9th TBA
November 16th Christopher Phillips
November 30th Adam Shear
December 7th Jessica Otis
December 14th Rikk Mulligan
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: January 18, 2018, 12:00 pm
Ends: January 18, 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 TBA
March 1st TBA
March 8th TBA
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th TBA
April 26th TBA
May 3rd Matt Lavin
May 10th TBA
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: January 25, 2018, 12:00 pm
Ends: January 25, 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 TBA
March 1st TBA
March 8th TBA
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th TBA
April 26th TBA
May 3rd Matt Lavin
May 10th TBA
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: February 1, 2018, 12:00 pm
Ends: February 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 TBA
March 1st TBA
March 8th TBA
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th TBA
April 26th TBA
May 3rd Matt Lavin
May 10th TBA
Shannon Mattern Talk: Ether/Ore: An Atlas of Urban Media
Starts: February 1, 2018, 4:00 pm
Ends: February 1, 2018, 5:30 pm
Location: Sorrels Library Den, Wean Hall, CMU
Description: Studded with sensors, optimized by algorithms, interfaced via dashboards and apps, cities are imagined as computers writ large, planned “from the Internet up.” Yet this new age of sentient urbanism — in which place-based intelligence is reduced to “smartness” — has a long and deep lineage. This talk, drawing on my new book, Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: 5000 Years of Urban Media, will take us on a world tour of cities that embody various materialities of intelligence: both code and clay, data and dirt, ether and ore.
Shannon Mattern Workshop: "Willful Transgressions: Transdisciplinary Teaching"
Starts: February 2, 2018, 10:00 am
Ends: February 2, 2018, 12:00 pm
Location: Digital Scholarship Observatory, Hillman Library, Ground Floor
Description: Both disciplinary and its transgression have a long and fraught history. In this workshop, we’ll look at the various motivations and ambitions behind campaigns for transdisciplinarity — and we’ll explore the opportunities and challenges of transforming trans- or post-disciplinary aspirations into program building, curricular design, and pedagogical practice.
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: February 8, 2018, 12:00 pm
Ends: February 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 TBA
March 1st TBA
March 8th TBA
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th TBA
April 26th TBA
May 3rd Matt Lavin
May 10th TBA
CMU Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group
Starts: February 15, 2018, 12:00 pm
Ends: February 15, 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 TBA
March 1st TBA
March 8th TBA
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th TBA
April 26th TBA
May 3rd Matt Lavin
May 10th TBA
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 TBA
March 1st TBA
March 8th TBA
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th TBA
April 26th TBA
May 3rd Matt Lavin
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 TBA
March 1st TBA
March 8th TBA
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th TBA
April 26th TBA
May 3rd Matt Lavin
May 10th TBA
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 TBA
March 1st TBA
March 8th TBA
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th TBA
April 26th TBA
May 3rd Matt Lavin
May 10th TBA
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 TBA
March 1st TBA
March 8th TBA
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th TBA
April 26th TBA
May 3rd Matt Lavin
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 TBA
March 1st TBA
March 8th TBA
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th TBA
April 26th TBA
May 3rd Matt Lavin
May 10th TBA
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 TBA
March 1st TBA
March 8th TBA
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th TBA
April 26th TBA
May 3rd Matt Lavin
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 TBA
March 1st TBA
March 8th TBA
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th TBA
April 26th TBA
May 3rd Matt Lavin
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 TBA
March 1st TBA
March 8th TBA
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th TBA
April 26th TBA
May 3rd Matt Lavin
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 TBA
March 1st TBA
March 8th TBA
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th TBA
April 26th TBA
May 3rd Matt Lavin
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 TBA
March 1st TBA
March 8th TBA
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th TBA
April 26th TBA
May 3rd Matt Lavin
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 TBA
March 1st TBA
March 8th TBA
March 22nd Avery Wiscomb and Dan Evans
March 29th George Taylor
April 5th Lara Putnam
April 12th TBA
April 26th TBA
May 3rd Matt Lavin
May 10th TBA
GIS Day 2018
Starts: November 14, 2018
Ends: November 14, 2018
GIS Day 2019
Starts: November 13, 2019
Ends: November 13, 2019