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Upcoming Digital Humanities Workshop with Alisa Beer

Last week was NYCDH Week 2017 — the week each year when the NYC Digital Humanities (DH) community gets together to discuss their projects, run workshops, and bring the NYC DH community together.

One feature of the kick-off meeting on Monday was a series of Lightning Talks: five minute mini-presentations about DH projects in the works. Presentations ranged from personal research to new departmental makerspaces and showed the breadth of DH projects and interests in the greater NYC area!

Fordham History Department Ph.D. student Alisa Beer gave a lightning talk about a DH project she is running at Columbia University as part of her spring 2017 internship with the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library at Columbia.

The workshop, called “Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Roll” will take place on March 24-25 for Columbia University graduate students. Participants will learn the fundamentals of digital editing while tackling the codicological challenges posed by medieval manuscripts. Practical sessions will inform collective editorial decision-making: participants will undertake the work of transcription and commentary, and tag (according to TEI 5 protocols) the text and images of one medieval manuscript roll from the Columbia collection. The workshop will result in a collaborative digital edition of Plimpton Add. Ms. 04, a roll of the Fifteen Oes of Saint Bridget.

Plimpton Add. Ms. 04

Click here for more information on the workshop and its goals, structure, and outcomes.

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What is Digital Literacy and Why Does it Matter to History?

Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 9.43.36 AMThis session will introduce faculty and graduate students to key concepts of digital literacy in the humanities.  Johnathan Pettinato will discuss digital literacy and its relation to a range of literacies, as well as to new information and communication technologies. Alisa Beer will present on the state of digital literacy in library instruction for the humanities. Both presenters will discuss the ways in which developments in the field of digital literacy can be adapted to fit the needs of the History classroom, and participants are strongly encouraged to share their ideas and concerns in this interactive session.

Light refreshments will be provided, and attendees are welcome to bring food of their own.

Thursday February 27, 1:00pm, Dealy 102.

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