EVENTS

Calendar

Sep
19
Wed
Colloquium: Daniel Fandino, Erica Holt, & Kate Birdsall @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library)
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Colloquium: Daniel Fandino, Erica Holt, & Kate Birdsall @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library) | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Hear from recipients of Digital Humanities Summer Seed Grant funding. Learn about The Longhua Civilian Assembly Center project, and the Digital & Community Publishing Collective.

Sep
25
Tue
Tool Time: Chronicling America @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library)
Sep 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tool Time: Chronicling America @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library) | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Library of Congress’s Chronicling America project has digitized and published 13.5 million pages of US newspapers from 1789 to 1963. Many people use their interface to search and browse images of the pages, but did you know that you can download the text from those pages in just a few steps using their API? This Tool Time session will show you how you can turn your Chronicling America search results into a folder full of text files in just a few minutes. Led by Brandon Locke.

Oct
5
Fri
Playing and Breaking Games @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library)
Oct 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Playing and Breaking Games @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library) | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

At this workshop, we will carry out rubric-guided test playing with a set of browser-based games. This will, in turn, help us gain an experiential understanding of game design, which we will then discuss through the lens of game theory and game development. Led by Catherine Ryu.

Oct
17
Wed
Colloquium: Alexandra Hidalgo & Jon Keune @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library)
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Colloquium: Alexandra Hidalgo & Jon Keune @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library) | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Hear from recipients of Digital Humanities Summer Seed Grant funding. Learn about The Weeping Season film and the Bhakti Virtual Archive project.

Oct
23
Tue
Tool Time: TAGS – Twitter Archiving @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library)
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tool Time: TAGS - Twitter Archiving @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library) | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Stop by for a short workshop that will introduce you to a simple tool that you can get started using during the workshop. This Tool Time’s focus is on TAGS: The Twitter Archiving google Sheet. Using Google Sheets and a Twitter account, you can start archiving lists of users, hashtags, and search terms. This tool can help facilitate faculty research as well as undergraduate class projects. Led by Kristen Mapes.

Oct
25
Thu
Renée Mussai Visiting Scholar Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Renée Mussai Visiting Scholar Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

RENEE MUSSAI / OCTOBER 25 / 107 S KEDZIE / 6PM

London-based curator, writer, and art historian, Renée Mussai is Curator and head of Archive at Autograph ABP, an arts charity that works internationally in photography and film, addressing themes of cultural identity, race, representation and human rights.

 

Nov
7
Wed
Regular Expressions for Digital Humanities @ REAL Classroom, 3 West Instruction Room (Main Library)
Nov 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Regular Expressions for Digital Humanities @ REAL Classroom, 3 West Instruction Room (Main Library) | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This workshop explores Regular Expressions, a programming tool for batch editing text and code. Participants will get an overview and an opportunity to experiment with Regular Expressions techniques. Led by Megan Kudzia and Tianyi Kou.

Nov
13
Tue
Tool Time: Snappy Summaries @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library)
Nov 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tool Time: Snappy Summaries @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library) | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This is a time to get a quick demo of a digital scholarship tool; today we’re turning Tool Time over to the group for a rapid fire roundup of tools. Facilitated by Megan Kudzia.

Nov
15
Thu
“Do Computers Participate in Meaning-Making?” – N. Katherine Hayles @ Green Room (Main Library)
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
"Do Computers Participate in Meaning-Making?" - N. Katherine Hayles @ Green Room (Main Library) | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Biosemiotics, as developed by Jesper Hoffmeyer, Wendy Wheeler, Terence Deacon and others, has made a convincing case that all lifeforms participate in the exchange, interpretation, and circulation of meanings, even for organisms that do not have brains or central nervous systems.  However, Hoffmeyer, Wheeler and Deacon all insist that computers do not participate in the circulation and interpretation of meanings through sign exchanges, an increasingly problematic position given the complexity of contemporary networked and programmed machines.  This talk will critically examine the reasons given by biosemioticians for excluding machines and make the contrary argument that computers do indeed generate, interpret, and circulate meanings.  The implications of this claim for ethical theories will also be explored.

Nov
29
Thu
Locus Mini-Symposium @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library)
Nov 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Locus Mini-Symposium @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library) | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

LOCUS is a forum for students, faculty and researchers to present works in progress, share ideas, and build relationships. Each LOCUS is built around a broad yet distinct theme, method, or topic. It is offered by MSU Libraries, the College of Arts and Letters, and LEADR, and it is intended to help foster a vibrant, collaborative, and active research community interested in digital humanities and social sciences.