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"Communities of DH": Digital Humanities Lab Opening Celebration, October 29

September 29, 2015
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The Libraries will host a reception and series of short lectures marking the official launch of an interdisciplinary Digital Humanities Lab in Alexander Library on Thursday, October 29.

A reception and project demonstrations will be held in the lobby of the Scholarly Communication Center and the Digital Humanities Lab (room 406-407) from 4-5 p.m. The demonstrations will highlight some of the digital projects to be discussed in the latter half of the event, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Teleconference Lecture Hall.

Presenters will include graduate students and faculty from the Departments of American Studies, Childhood Studies, Classics, English, History, Women’s and Gender Studies, as well as the Libraries in Camden, Newark and New Brunswick. Presentations will touch upon the theme of community building in the Digital Humanities.

Projects to be highlighted include the Badian Roman Coins Portal; Signs@40: Feminist Scholarship Through Four Decades, a virtual edition of the journal Signs; Geographies of the Post, a geospatial humanities project; and Newest Americans, a public history project on immigrant experiences.

Digital Humanities is “an array of convergent practices” enveloping print and digital cultures that has had a long history at Rutgers. From the Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities, formed in the 1990s to support literary and linguistic computing, to today’s constellation of digital scholars active within the Digital Humanities Initiative, the Digital Studies Center in Camden, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, the Libraries, and elsewhere, our students, staff and faculty have been engaging with the theories and practices of digital scholarship for decades.

The Digital Humanities Lab is a collaboration between Rutgers’ Digital Humanities Initiative and the Libraries.  It is available to members of the Rutgers Digital Humanities community for use in project consultations, teaching, workshops, and lectures.

For more information about the Digital Humanities Lab or Communities of DH, email Francesca Giannetti, digital humanities librarian.