Greta Swain and Jordan Bratt will be presenting as part of the roundtable “Visualizing Democracy: Voting, Political Parties, and the Mapping Early Americans Elections Project” at the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) in Cambridge,MA, on July 19-21, 2019.
Jessica Otis (& John Simpson) will be offering the course “Fundamentals of Programming/Coding for Human(s|ists) at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria, Canada, from June 3 to June 16, 2019, and the course “Introduction to Network Analysis in the Digital Humanities” from June 10 to June 14, 2019
Jessica Otis will be presenting “Death by Numbers: Quantitatively Analyzing the London Bills of Mortality” at the Shakespeare Association of America Meeting in Washington, DC, on April 19, 2019
The Elizabeth Court Day By Day Encode-a-thing will take place in Fenwick Library 1014B from 10:30am-3.00pm on March 25, 2019.
The Elizabethan Court Day by Day
is a dataset of day-by-day accounts of Queen Elizabeth I’s court for the entirety of her reign. The Folger Shakespeare Library is conducting a project to mark up the dataset in XML using volunteer coders, to enable the easier extraction and analysis of the dataset and shed new light on the quotidian events of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. Participants will learn to use the Folger’s custom transcription and tagging software to encode and create preliminary visualizations of extracted data throughout the course of the event. The dataset, and its derivative projects, are all published under a CC-BY-SA International license (meaning you’re free to take the data and run with it, if something catches your interest.)
RRCHNM is hosting the 2019 Current Research in Digital History conference on March 9, 2019, at the Arlington campus of George Mason University. The conference program features short presentations that offer historical arguments and interpretations rather than showcase digital projects. This year’s conference features two panels sponsored by the African American Intellectual History Society and the Colored Conventions Project. Presentations are peer-reviewed and published in an online publication that accommodates dynamic visualizations and narrative.
Stephen Robertson will be presenting “Law & (Dis)Order in the 1935 Harlem Riot,” at the Center for Law, Society, and Culture, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, February 28, 2019.
Lincoln Mullen will be presenting “Finding Biblical Quotations in Historical Newspaper Corpora” at the Workshop on Quantitative Analysis and the Digital Turn in Historical Studies at the University of Toronto’s Fields Institute on February 27, 2019
Sean Takats will be presenting “Subjectivity and Digital Research” at the Sussex Humanities Lab, University of Sussex, on Mondary, February 18, 4PM.
There are four sessions involving RRCHNM on the program at the 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Chicago:
- Stephen Robertson, “Teaching Digital Humanities Online: George Mason University’s Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities,” The Digital Futures of Graduate Study in the Humanities Roundtable, (joint session with the MLA), Thursday, January 3, 2019, 1.45PM-3.00PM
- Abby Mullen, “Digital Methods for Archival Research with Tropy,” (Workshop), Friday, January 4, 2019, 3.30PM-5.00PM
- Jessica Otis, “Network Analysis and Historical Scholarship: Roundtable,” Saturday, January 5, 2019, 1.30PM-3.00PM & “Death By Numbers: Plague Networks in Early Modern England,” Saturday, January 5, 2019, 4.50PM
Stephen Robertson, with Seth Denbo of the American Historical Association, will be presenting a project briefing on “Promoting a Public Face for Scholarly Journals” at the Coalition for Networked Information Membership meeting in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, December 11 at 10.15am