Documenting DH: Bronwen Masemann and LIS 640, Digital Humanities Analytics

Written by Laura Schmidt

Documenting DH is a project from the Digital Humanities Research Network (DHRN), which consists of a series of audio interviews with various humanities scholars and students around the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Each interviewee is given a chance to talk about how they view data and how they manage data or how they teach data to others. In February, we interviewed Bronwen Masemann, an instructor in the School of Library and Information Studies and her interview will be accessible to the public on the DHRN website starting February 24, 2017. She is currently teaching LIS 640: Digital Humanities Analytics, which provides upper-level and graduate students the “technology skills to analyze and plan data-driven projects in the humanities, social sciences and other fields.” (more…)

Documenting DH: Deidre Stuffer and the Visualizing English Print Project

Written by Heather Wacha

In last month’s RDS newsletter, the Digital Humanities Research Network (DHRN) announced its new project “Documenting DH”, which consists of a series of audio interviews with various humanities scholars and students around the University of Wisconsin, Madison campus.  Each interviewee is given a chance to talk about what they see as the project’s data and how that data is managed.  In November we interviewed our first digital humanist, Deidre Stuffer from the English Department here at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her interview will be accessible to the public on the DHRN website starting December 12th, 2016.  She has been working on the Visualizing English Print project (VEP), which involves encoding 61,000 early printed literary texts and finding interesting and significant ways to visualize and analyze all or part of that corpora.

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Exploring Humanities Data: A Series from DHRN and RDS

By Laura Schmidt and Heather Wacha

 

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The 2016-17 academic year marks the third year of the Digital Humanities Research Network (DHRN), an organization that aims to create a community for UW scholars who are interested in the intersection between the humanities and computing. Following two successful years as a Borgesi-Mellon workshop hosted by the Center for the Humanities, this year DHRN became part of the Center for Print and Digital Culture. With this transition, the coordinators have made the decision to shift our energies to building a strong virtual DH community at UW, including enhancing our existing web presence: dhrn.wiscprintdigital.org.

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