On February 4, 2017, the GW Digital Humanities Symposium entitled Global Chaucer and Shakespeare in a Digital World was held at the National Churchill Library & Center in Gelman Library. Co-sponsored by the GW Digital Humanities Institute and the Department of English, this international event (including presenters from across the US as well as Argentina, Abu Dhabi, and Brazil) explored the global legacy of literary icons Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare in contemporary culture and digital media. The featured speaker was award-winning translator José Francisco Botelho who addressed the intricacies of translating Chaucer and Shakespeare into Brazilian Portuguese.
Thank you to everyone who made this symposium a success! We extend our sincere appreciation to DH Graduate Assistants Haylie Swenson and Gabrielle Bychowski for handling so many of the logistics for the event.
More information about this symposium:
Abstract networks of coffee cups. Original image here.
TODAY at noon in Phillips 411. CCAS Faculty CAN (Coffee And Networking) event of interest to digital humanists!
Faculty Coffee and Networking (Faculty CAN)
Title: Big Data, Machine Learning, and Frontiers of Data Science
Date / Time: Wednesday, November 16, 12 – 1pm
Location: Phillips 411
Sign Up: Registration site (optional but encouraged)
Event Description: The explosion of data is rapidly changing our everyday life and is impacting every aspect of our society, including higher education. This leads to a great deal of needs for university faculty to work together to explore fresh ideas, to develop new tools to understand big data, and to produce the next generation of workforce for the society. Over the past several years, our colleagues have already worked together to obtain fruitful results, including the creation of the Data MASTER Program, the new Master of Data Science Program, as well as several university seminars related to data-driven computation. With that, we would like to invite you for a gathering so we can learn each other’s interests in this direction and explore collaborative opportunities.
Announcement: The born-digital artistic and literary compilation Out of Sequence: The Sonnets Remixed (previously discussed on this very blog) now exists in print! D Gilson, now an alumnus of The George Washington University, was its editor, and the collection includes contributions by GW faculty and gradute students. You can read the entire collection online at Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies or purchase a hard copy of the collection at Parlor Press.
Digital humanists participating in a library workshop [image originally posted here].
As previously announced on this blog, GW has been awarded a substantial Andrew W. Mellon grant to support “Resilient Networks to Support Inclusive Digital Humanities
.” Competitive jump-start grants of $5000 are now being offered to member-institution faculty pursuing digital humanities projects!
Read more about the scale and scope of the Mellon grant here. If you wish to apply for one of these jump-start grants, visit the official link and online application at the GW Libraries site.
Announcement: GW Libraries has been awarded a $500,000 collaborative two-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support networked projects in the digital humanities. Congratulations to CCAS Dean Ben Vinson, GW Librarian Geneva Henry, and XD@GW (Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration at GW) Director Diane H. Cline! Read more about this grant at GW Today.
Call for Proposals:
2nd Annual GW Digital Humanities Showcase
February 20, 2015
Gelman Library, Room 702
Hosted by GW Digital Humanities Institute & GW Libraries
Are you launching a Digital Humanities (DH) project and figuring out the next steps? Do you want to meet other people in GW who are interested in how the arts and humanities interact with digital media?
We invite members of the GW community to join a DH Showcase at Gelman Library. Each person (or team) will present a DH project or endeavor (in any stage of its production). This event will provide a venue to introduce your project to other people and receive feedback or advice while also making connections with people across GW community who might share similar interests. We hope that new conversations will open up about methods, tools, challenges, questions, and possibilities arising across projects.
Our definition of DH is broad and can entail anything from a database or tool to a blog or creative work, and we welcome presentations integrating online media or digital cultures into teaching in (or beyond) the space of the classroom.
If you are interested in taking part in this event, please contact Prof. Jonathan Hsy (Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Institute) at jhsy at gwu dot edu with your name, email, affiliation/title, and title of project(s) by January 10, 2016.
You can also find more information about the first DH Showcase at GW, check out this blog posting with previous schedule and abstracts.
It’s Open Access Week at GW (and nationwide)! Here’s a message to GW faculty about some events underway this week from Dolsy Smith, Humanities Librarian & Interim Coordinator of Research Services at Gelman Library.
On October 21 and 27 the GW Libraries will host two Open Access Salons: coffee hours for faculty to learn more about Open Access at GW and about GW’s new institutional repository, GW ScholarSpace, which we have recently launched in support of the open access resolution and in an effort to take the lead on campus in making GW scholarship accessible to a public audience. Drop by to chat with a member of the GW Libraries Scholarly Communications Committee and, if you have time, stick around for a brief presentation.
As you may know, the faculty senate approved a new open access resolution for the university in February, and the GW Libraries have been working ever since to put the structures in place for faculty participation. The events during OA Week are designed to offer you an opportunity to learn more about how to protect your rights, preserve your work, and increase the impact of your scholarship.
Learn more about Open Access Week events by visiting our website, go.gwu.edu/oaweek.
If you cannot make it in October, don’t worry! Open Access Week will be the kick-off for a campaign to share information about Open Access publishing with faculty and students across campus. If you have ideas for events, or would like me to come speak to you or your department, please let me know.
More questions about Open Access at GW? Visit our FAQs or let me know. I look forward to being in touch!