Past Events

Events related to digital humanities research are happening all around campus. Below are past events that have been self identified as dh. Be sure to keep an eye on the events happening at Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Franklin Humanities Institute, as many dh-related events often take place in those spaces.

Event Speaker(s):
Katherine Desplanque, Andrew Van Horn Ruoss, Victoria Szabo
Amadieh Family Lecture Hall (Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:00pm

Talk and moderated discussion with advanced PhD students Andrew Van Horn Ruoss (History) and Kathryn Desplanque (Art, Art History, and Visual Studies) about challenges to managing and analyzing their research data and the ways in which digital tools (DEVONThink and NVivo, respectively) helped...

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Gross Hall Ahmadieh Family Atrium (3rd Floor)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 4:30pm

Archaeology deals with the study and interpretation of human activity through the excavation of sites and the analysis of material culture, the paleo-environment and cultural landscapes.In the last decades, digital technologies, radiocarbon dating and the study of paleo-environments have...

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Event Speaker(s):
Edward Triplett and Todd Smith
None
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 9:30am

A discussion around adding the Z to digital humanities mapping/HGIS projects:* Ed Triplett, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow / Future Lecturing Fellow AAHVS on "Historical Mapping in Three and Four Dimensions: Obstacles and Opportunities"* Todd Smith, Product Manager for Cesium on "An open-source...

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Event Speaker(s):
Edward Triplett and Brian Norberg
None
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:30pm

What have other universities accomplished with spatial methods in thehumanities? What do we have at our disposal at Duke to accomplish different kinds of spatial projects? How do we jump the gap between desktop GIS and Web-GIS? What are the unique features that we need as humanists that software...

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Event Speaker(s):
Jim Davies, Carleton University (CN)
Smith Warehouse - Bay 10, 2nd Floor
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 4:30pm

Imagination is a crucial process for hypothetical thinking, planning, dreaming, counterfactual thinking, and creativity. In this talk Davies will present how imagination can be studied scientifically, and the various endeavors he is currently pursuing in the Science of Imagination Laboratory in...

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Event Speaker(s):
Meredith Goldsmith
The Edge / Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock Library Level 1, West Campus)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 4:00am

The open, inclusive philosophy that infuses Digital Humanities work can sometimes belie the significant and often rarified resources necessary to sustain it, not least of which are technical infrastructure. The development of open source tools has put more of this work within the reach of...

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Event Speaker(s):
Bryce Gessell
The Edge / Murthy Digital Studio
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 4:00am

LATeX is a mark-up language, used predominantly by math and science scholars to more elegantly present equations and other mathematical arguments. Duke graduate student Bryce Gessell uses it to generate multiple editions of translated philosophical texts. At this talk, he’ll talk about how he...

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Event Speaker(s):
Luke LeGrand, Computational Media MA Candidate, Duke
Smith Warehouse - Bay 10, 2nd Floor
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 4:30pm

This week, CMAC Rendez-Vous welcomes Luke LeGrand, Computational Media MA Candidate, Duke.

Event Speaker(s):
Michael Faber and Sally Hall (Duke Innovation Co-Lab)
The TEC - Technology Engagement Center
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:00pm

Smart Water Bottles! Wifi Connected Refrigerators! Smart Floss Dispenser! Everything seems to be getting a chip and a wifi connection these days as part of what is being dubbed the "Internet of Things." In this presentation, Michael Faber and Sally Hall will discuss what exactly that means, why...

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Event Speaker(s):
Tessa Joseph-Nicholas, UNC-Chapel Hill
Smith Warehouse - Bay 10, 2nd Floor
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 4:30pm

This week, CMAC Rendez-Vous welcomes guest speaker Tessa Joseph-Nicolas, UNC-Chapel Hill.The aim of Tessa Joseph-Nicholas' recent collaboration, "Coding Diversity, Diversities of Code", was ostensibly to develop a low-threshold online interface that would allow data-naive humanists to explore...

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