EVENTS

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Nov
13
Mon
DH Pizza Meetup for Undergrad Students @ Make Central, Main Library 2nd Floor West
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
DH Pizza Meetup for Undergrad Students @ Make Central, Main Library 2nd Floor West | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This is a monthly gathering for undergraduate students who are doing or interested in digital humanities. Anyone is welcome to join once or regularly. We will start with one undergrad student sharing informally about something they are interested in relating to digital humanities. After about 10 minutes, then the rest of the time will be left to the group to share their interests and work, and/or talk about the field and MSU DH generally.

There will be soda and pizza provided. This gathering is meant to be informal, so even if you can only stop by for a few minutes, feel free to do so!

Nov
14
Tue
DH Lunch Meetup for Grad Students @ LEADR, 112 Old Horticulture
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
DH Lunch Meetup for Grad Students @ LEADR, 112 Old Horticulture | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This is a monthly gathering for graduate students who are doing or interested in digital humanities. Anyone is welcome to join once or regularly. We will start with one grad student sharing informally about their work, whether in the classroom or in research. After about 15 minutes, then the rest of the time will be left to the group to share their work, discuss recent or upcoming conferences, and/or talk about the field and MSU DH generally.

There will be soda and sandwiches provided. This gathering is meant to be informal, so even if you can only stop by for a few minutes, feel free to do so!

Distant Reading/Graphesis
Nov 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Distant Reading/Graphesis
Coordinators: Dr. Steve Rachman and Laura McGrath

This workshop is for faculty and graduate students who wish to learn more about two important turns in literary studies and digital humanities: distant reading and graphesis.

Over the two semesters of this academic year we will engage the techniques and theories operating behind these analytical approaches. This workshop will 1.) discuss current work in the fields of distant reading and graphical analysis, 2.) share examples of works-in-progress by scholars on and off campus, and 3.) introduce relevant technologies and programs (Voyant, Gephi, etc., tailored to the interests of participants).

For the distant reading portion of the Workshop, key questions include: Do literary genres possess distinctive features at all possible scales of analysis and to what extent can these features be measured? Should the DH practices associated with distant reading be considered as “science” or “humanities”? How can the techniques of distant reading be applied to questions of gender, class, race, or other problems of identity, representation, and diversity?

The graphic mediation elements of the workshop will deal with a growing array of visual forms of knowledge production and consumption as they intersect with literary forms, and we will be investigating the ways in which diverse fields such as graphic design, mathematics, geography, the natural sciences, rhetoric, and philosophy and disciplines of the digital humanities, rhetoric, art history, architecture, and media studies have transformed and will transform literary study. As with the distant reading parts of the workshop, we will be trying to think through these interdisciplinary questions in terms of critical diversity.

Computational Hermeneutics, Computational Trends with Andrew Piper (guest via skype). Reading, “Novel Devotions” by Andrew Piper. Tentative Voyant workshop.

Nov
15
Wed
Crash Course in Research Data Management @ REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room
Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Crash Course in Research Data Management @ REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Have you ever lost a project file? Been unable to find the most recent version of a document? Suffered hard drive failure or had your laptop stolen? Been unable to open old files? Been told your data management plan wasn’t detailed enough? Forgotten which file was which? Even small research projects can generate enough data and digital material to become confusing and vulnerable to loss. Start your next project (or class) out with a plan to keep your project organized and your data safe, from inception until you are ready to share, reuse, or revisit the project whether next month or years from now. This workshop will provide strategies and insights for managing your data for effective collaboration, to meet funder requirements, or to preserve it for reuse or sharing in the future.

Part of the MSU Digital Humanities Workshop series, this introductory workshop is open to anyone – students, faculty, staff, the public – from any disciplinary background.

An RSVP is encouraged but not required to attend the workshop. RSVP here.

Dec
4
Mon
DH Pizza Meetup for Undergrad Students @ Make Central, Main Library 2nd Floor West
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
DH Pizza Meetup for Undergrad Students @ Make Central, Main Library 2nd Floor West | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This is a monthly gathering for undergraduate students who are doing or interested in digital humanities. Anyone is welcome to join once or regularly. We will start with one undergrad student sharing informally about something they are interested in relating to digital humanities. After about 10 minutes, then the rest of the time will be left to the group to share their interests and work, and/or talk about the field and MSU DH generally.

There will be soda and pizza provided. This gathering is meant to be informal, so even if you can only stop by for a few minutes, feel free to do so!

Dec
5
Tue
Distant Reading/Graphesis
Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Distant Reading/Graphesis
Coordinators: Dr. Steve Rachman and Laura McGrath

This workshop is for faculty and graduate students who wish to learn more about two important turns in literary studies and digital humanities: distant reading and graphesis.

Over the two semesters of this academic year we will engage the techniques and theories operating behind these analytical approaches. This workshop will 1.) discuss current work in the fields of distant reading and graphical analysis, 2.) share examples of works-in-progress by scholars on and off campus, and 3.) introduce relevant technologies and programs (Voyant, Gephi, etc., tailored to the interests of participants).

For the distant reading portion of the Workshop, key questions include: Do literary genres possess distinctive features at all possible scales of analysis and to what extent can these features be measured? Should the DH practices associated with distant reading be considered as “science” or “humanities”? How can the techniques of distant reading be applied to questions of gender, class, race, or other problems of identity, representation, and diversity?

The graphic mediation elements of the workshop will deal with a growing array of visual forms of knowledge production and consumption as they intersect with literary forms, and we will be investigating the ways in which diverse fields such as graphic design, mathematics, geography, the natural sciences, rhetoric, and philosophy and disciplines of the digital humanities, rhetoric, art history, architecture, and media studies have transformed and will transform literary study. As with the distant reading parts of the workshop, we will be trying to think through these interdisciplinary questions in terms of critical diversity.

Presentation of Works in Progress.

Dec
6
Wed
DH Lunch Meetup for Grad Students @ Linton Hall, Room 9 (Basement)
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
DH Lunch Meetup for Grad Students @ Linton Hall, Room 9 (Basement) | Goldonna | Louisiana | United States

This is a monthly gathering for graduate students who are doing or interested in digital humanities. Anyone is welcome to join once or regularly. We will start with one grad student sharing informally about their work, whether in the classroom or in research. After about 15 minutes, then the rest of the time will be left to the group to share their work, discuss recent or upcoming conferences, and/or talk about the field and MSU DH generally.

There will be soda and sandwiches provided. This gathering is meant to be informal, so even if you can only stop by for a few minutes, feel free to do so!

Dec
7
Thu
Locus Mini-Symposium: Social Media Analysis @ Main Library, 3W Instruction Room
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Locus Mini-Symposium: Social Media Analysis @ Main Library, 3W Instruction Room | 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.

Jan
12
Fri
Info Session: Tech, Humanities, & the Arts in London Study Abroad @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Info Session: Tech, Humanities, & the Arts in London Study Abroad @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Drop in anytime during this 2 hour window to learn more about to learn about this exciting study abroad opportunity!
Technology Humanities, and the Arts in London
25 May – 23 June 2018
In this program, students will explore changes in arts and humanities through hands-on workshops, attend plays and performances, visit museums and galleries, converse with guest speakers, go on a day trip outside the city, and immerse themselves in the culture of London, one of the creative capitals of the world!
Jan
24
Wed
Info Session: Tech, Humanities, & the Arts in London Study Abroad @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Info Session: Tech, Humanities, & the Arts in London Study Abroad @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Drop in anytime during this 2 hour window to learn more about to learn about this exciting study abroad opportunity!
Technology Humanities, and the Arts in London
25 May – 23 June 2018
In this program, students will explore changes in arts and humanities through hands-on workshops, attend plays and performances, visit museums and galleries, converse with guest speakers, go on a day trip outside the city, and immerse themselves in the culture of London, one of the creative capitals of the world!