Click to register to receive the Zoom link for 'The Fashion and Race Database: Decentralizing Fashion' lunchtime lecture. It will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, from 2 pm to 3 pm CST.
The talk will provide an introduction to the digital humanities project, The Fashion and Race Database, which is "an online platform filled with open-source tools that expand the narrative of fashion history and challenge mis-representation within the fashion system".
Database founder and principal researcher Kim Jenkins (Ryerson University) will discuss the impetus for the project as well as the process of gathering and classifying sources on a large-scale, establishing a team of researchers and contributors. Jenkins will also discuss how the project has established a hybrid model of serving both academia and industry, whilst building community in the public realm through social media.
How did the Black Death impact people’s daily lives? From 1340-1380, Pepo Albizi kept a ledger and memorial book, recording business affairs, accounts of events, personal and family matters, including details of his three weddings, a list of his legitimate and illegitimate children, and a register of family members who died in the black death of 1348. One of the most powerful families of premodern Florence, the Albizi were active members of the wool guild, most prosperous between 1200 and 1550. Pepo’s diary (1340-1380 ca.), now at the Newberry Library in Chicago, provides an unprecedented glimpse into the life of a medieval merchant during the time of a pandemic and tells us a story of survival and of overcoming a tragic personal and public event.
This talk, by Isabella Magni, will present the initial stages of building a digital edition of the Albizi Memorial book. Click to register and receive the Zoom event link.
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 2pm - 3pm CST.
Jessica Mailhot will share the story of CollViz (short for “collection visualization”), an online one-stop resource hub for anyone interested in bringing data viz into their collection work. CollViz is the product of Jessica Mailhot’s graduate thesis at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Museum & Field Studies Program, and she will discuss how to explore interdisciplinary solutions, the crossroads of data viz and museums, and how CollViz could help introduce the power of data viz into your work.
September 23, 2020, 2 pm - 3 pm CST: Seth Perlow talks about his project which develops computerized methods for literary handwriting analysis. It uses forensics software, a pen-wielding robot, and other equipment to read manuscripts from Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allan Poe to recent Instagram poetry. The project situates these methods within an interdisciplinary history of graphology to show how technological challenges help us to rethink the value of seeing literary manuscripts in the first place. Click to sign up.
The Sesquicentennial Scholars are a group of graduate students based at the University Archives and Special Collections and Women and Leadership Archives, working on a series of projects to commemorate Loyola's sesquicentennial. Come listen to project presenters Scarlett Andes, Jennifer Duvall, and Regina Hong, share about their work on timelines, exhibits, oral histories and tweets, on September 9, 2020 from 2-3PM (online). Click to sign up and receive the Zoom meeting ID.
Disclaimer: This session is being recorded and will be posted on our social media channels.
To document life through this historic crisis, Loyola University Archives is seeking the Loyola community’s experiences of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators to keep a journal and to submit any stories, videos, photographs, art, or reflections; ranging from direct observations to artistic reflections on topics such as working from home, the shift to online teaching/learning, changes to daily life, or social distancing. These items will be kept in the University Archives for future generations to experience. Click to participate and submit.
Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Bradshaw for receiving a Research Support Grant from the Office of Research Services. The grant will go towards "The Amy Lowell Letters Project," a digital edition of Lowell's correspondences.
We have curated a limited list of resources for academics now rushing to moving their classes online; from open-access reading material, to shared annotation tools, community access, and more. Take a quick look.
In keeping with the latest University-wide directives to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), all CTSDH events for the Spring 2020 semester, including Lunchtime Lectures and Workshops, have been canceled.
On the Wednesday following spring break, Dr. Melissa Bradshaw from Loyola's Department of English will deliver a lecture on her work for The Amy Lowell Letters Project, an open-access, digital scholarly edition of the letters of American poet, editor, and critic Amy Lowell (1874–1925). The event will run from 12:30 to 1:30 PM and will be held in the conference room on the 3rd floor of Loyola Hall. DETAILS
Congratulations to Dr. Marta Werner, Martin J. Svaglic Chair in Textual Studies, for receiving a Research Support Grant from Loyola's Office of Research Services.The grant will fund her digital project, "Dickinson's Birds: A Public Listening Project."
Join the Digital Humanities Student Association for DH 101, where we'll survey digital editions, timelines, mapping, and more. Students, staff, faculty, and community members from any discipline are welcome; no experience necessary. It will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at Loyola Hall 318. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
As the need and purpose of humanities education raises questions in academia and outside, there is one sector looking at its usefulness; technology. See why two seemingly different branches of education are made for each other.
DHCS 2019 is fast approaching! As last year's hosts, we are excited to see how University of Chicago extends the conversation about the current state of DH. The conference will be held in the David and Reva Logan Center, November 9-10. Make sure to RSVP and we will see you there! DETAILS
Founded in 1973, the Edward Surtz Memorial Lecture year after year has featured innovative trans-historical and cross-disciplinary work in the humanities. Save the date, February 26th, 2020, to participate in the continuation of this tradition. LEARN MORE
The Center for Digital Ethics & Policy at Loyola University Chicago (digitalethics.org) will be holding its 9th annual International Symposium on Digital Ethics on November 7th & 8th, 2019. Abstracts for papers related to digital ethics should be submitted by May 20th, 2019.
Lunchtime Lectures provide talented scholars with the opportunity to share their Digital Humanities work with interested students, faculty, staff, and members of the community over lunch throughout the academic year.
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Caughie, Director of the Man Into Woman Project, and her co-author Dr. Sabine Meyer on the publication of their article based on the scholarly edition of Man Into woman. The article is titled "From Work to Tech: Digital Archives and Queer Narratives." Click to read the article.
"Digital Paxton: Collaborative Construction with Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Collections" by Loyola doctoral student Kelly Schmidt, recent graduate Kate Johnson, and scholar Will Fenton reveals the pedagogical possibilities of digital archives.
The Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, Public History Program, and the University Libraries are the recipients of a three-year grant to help prepare for the university’s 150th anniversary celebration which takes place in 2020.
The Omohundro Institute for Early American Studies has awarded Kyle Roberts, PhD, Loyola University Chicago, and Benjamin Bankhurst, PhD, Shepherd University, with a Lapidus Digital Collections Fellowship for 2019 to provide undergraduate students a chance to develop in-demand skills in the Digital Humanities and create a website that will give online access to rare manuscript records.
The American Association of University Women has awarded Elizabeth Hopwood, PhD, Loyola University Chicago with a Community Action Grant for 2019-20 to provide sixth to twelfth-grade girls with free classes in coding and computer skills through its Girls Who Code chapter.
Karen Sieber MA '18 (History) reflects on the work that went into creating Visualizing the Red Summer digital archive, a comprehensive digital archive, map, and timeline of riots and lynchings across the United States in 1919.