May 2, 2016  

Symposium on humanities research, education set for Thursday

Purdue's new Supporting Humanities Online Research and Education (SHORE) initiative will hold its first symposium on Thursday (May 5) in Stewart Center, Room 310.

SHORE, an initiative from the College of Liberal Arts and Purdue University Libraries in association with the North American Victorian Studies Association, supports platforms for humanities research and education. The symposium is being sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University Libraries and Digital Education (Office of the Provost). The symposium is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Dino Franco Felluga, associate professor of English, will provide the introduction and welcome at 9 a.m. The symposium will feature the following panels and speakers:

Digital Research I, 9:15-10:45 a.m.

* Laura Mandell, director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M University, "New Modes of Scholarly Research: How Libraries Can Help, Part II."

* Natalie Houston, associate professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, "Exploratory Data Analysis and the Digital Archive."

* Susan Brown, professor of English, University of Guelph, "Networking the Literary."

Digital Research II, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

* Paul Conway, associate professor of information, University of Michigan, "Aggregating the Great Lakes: Challenges in Adapting Collex for a Loosely Coupled Theme."

* Timothy Stinson, associate professor of English, North Carolina State University, "Ghosts in the Medieval Machine:  Artifacts and their Digital Afterlives."

* Margaret Linley, associate professor of English, Simon Fraser University, "Placing Digital Humanities: The Case of the Lake District Online."

Digital Editing and Curation, 2-3:30 p.m.

* Amanda Visconti, assistant professor and digital humanities specialist in Purdue University Libraries, "The Participatory Edition: Where Editing Values and Public Needs Overlap."

* Carl Stahmer, director of digital scholarship of University Library, University of California, Davis, "Curating the Catalogue:  Social Curation in the ESTC21."

* Michael E. Sinatra, associate professor of English at Université de Montréal, "Editing Leigh Hunt: Exploring New Possibilities."

Digital Pedagogy, 4-6 p.m.

* Paul Fyfe, associate professor of English at North Carolina State University, "Digital Pedagogy from Handwriting to Critical Making."

* Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, director of the Centre in Digital Humanities at Ryerson University, "Undergraduate Research and the Digital Classroom."

* Jason Camlot, associate professor of English at Concordia University, "Teaching with Early Sound Recordings:  Performance-Media-History."

* Michael Widner, academic technology specialist at Stanford University Libraries' Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research, "Social Reading with Lacuna, a Platform for Connected Learning."

For more information, contact Felluga at

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