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Big Data and the Humanities

February 19, 2015 - February 20, 2015
University of Rochester

Visiting scholar will address Big Data and the Humanities

Laura Mandell, Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M University, will be here Feb. 19-20 as the University's first-ever Visiting Scholar in Digital Humanities. Her research focuses on visualizing poetry, developing software that will allow all scholars to deep-code documents for data-mining, and improving OCR software for early modern and 18th century texts via high performance and cluster computing.

Her visit, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellows in Digital Humanities, will include these events, which are open to the public:

Thursday, Feb. 19:
Presentation: "Big Data and the Humanities," 10:30 a.m., VISTA Collaboratory.
Lunch with graduate students, 12:30 p.m., Digital Humanities Center.
Keynote: "Scaling Up: Search as Research," 5 p.m., Morey 321.

Friday, Feb. 20:
Panel: "Archives in Between: Cultural Preservation, Material to Digital," 10:30 a.m., Welles-Brown Room, with Joanne Bernardi, Associate Professor of Japanese and Film & Media Studies, and author/editor of ReEnvisioning Japan; Daniela Currò, Preservation Manager, Moving Image Department, George Eastman House; and Jim Kuhn, Joseph N. Lambert and Harold B. Schleifer Director of Rare Books and Special Collections.
DH Lunch: "The Dark Side of Digital Humanities," 12:30 p.m. at the Welles-Brown Room. For this event, RSVP to by end of today. 

Category: Talks