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.@RRCHNM
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.RRCHNM@
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, 2019RRCHNM@
Sean Takats will be presenting “Subjectivity and Digital Research” at the Sussex Humanities Lab, University of Sussex, on Mondary, February 18, 4PM.RRCHNM@
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 10.15amRRCHNM@
Sara Collini will be presenting “Eagle Eye Citizen: Online Civics Interactive” in a poster session at the National Council for Social Studies Annual Conference in Chicago on November 30, 2018 at 11.30 am.RRCHNM@
On Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 12 noon in the RRCHNM lounge Jens Pohlmann, the 2018-19 Gerda Henkel Fellow in Digital History at RRCHNM, will present on his project “Mapping the German Tech Blog Sphere and its Influence on Digital Policy.”
The goal of this project is to build a corpus consisting of German tech blogs that will allow researchers to identify important actors and their networks in the tech blog sphere and to trace whether their arguments have an impact on public discourse in the mainstream media and eventually on the development of digital policy. In our first study of this tech blog corpus, we will focus on the public discussion of the German Network Enforcement Act or “NetzDG,” also called the “Facebook Law”. This controversial law with its implications for basic rights such as freedom of expression, for the democratic decision-making process in elections, as well as for global internet governance represents a very rich and extremely relevant use case for the analysis of the ways in which the political and societal implications of technology are discussed and negotiated in different fields of the public sphere.
Lincoln Mullen will be presenting “Finding biblical quotations in historical newspaper corpora” to the Department of Mathematics Colloquium at the University of Richmond on October 29, 2018, at 4.30 pm.RRCHNM@
Jessica Otis will be presenting “Six Degrees of Francis Bacon: Gender, Social Network Analysis, and Early Modern Britain” at Reconstructing Historical Networks Digitally: New Approaches, Opportunities and Epistemological Implications of Social Network Analysis, the Third Annual German Historical Institute Conference on Digital Humanities and Digital History, in Washington, DC, on October 26, 2018.