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Digital Humanities Working Group

August 10th, 2012

Humanities News

Interested faculty, staff, and graduate students at Brandeis are forming a working group in the digital humanities. David Wedaman gives the details at the LTS blog:

The Brandeis Digital Humanities Working Group is a confederacy of faculty, staff, and graduate students interested in applying the computational, analytical, and representational power of information technology to their teaching and research in History, English, Literature, Classics, Linguistics, and other fields.

We formed in Spring, 2012, met roughly monthly over the summer, and will continue to meet regularly during the coming academic year. Topics of discussion have included seminal Digital Humanities texts, text encoding, markup languages, relational databases, textual analysis, digital publishing, Digital Humanities infrastructure, Digital Humanities competences, and the history of computing in the humanities.

We have begun to network with Digital Humanities groups and centers at peer institutions and envision developing collaborative research, events, courses, or professional development opportunities in the coming months.  We also plan to organize speakers on Digital Humanities themes in the coming year.  Local institutions whose faculty and staff have shown interest in collaborating include Harvard, Northeastern, MIT, Providence College, Tufts, Wellesley, Wentworth, and Wheaton.

Brandeis community members interested in learning more about Digital Humanities, joining the working group, or being subscribed to the Digital Humanities mailing list can contact group administrator David Wedaman (wedaman@brandeis.edu).

There is more background information about the digital humanities and Brandeis in the rest of the post. In particular, Brandeis hosted the 2011 THATCamp New England.

Please consider joining the digital humanities working group and send David Wedaman an e-mail.

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