The Past's Digital Presence, February 19-20, 2010

The Past's Digital Presence, February 19-20, 2010

 
The Beinecke Library and the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University, in partnership with several other sponsors, hosted "The Past's Digital Presence: Database, Archive, and Knowledge Work in the Humanities" on February 19-20, 2010. Presenters and attendees considered the following questions, among others: How is digital technology changing methods of scholarly research with pre-digital sources in the humanities? If the “medium is the message,” then how does the message change when primary sources are translated into digital media? What kinds of new research opportunities do databases unlock and what do they make obsolete? What is the future of the rare book and manuscript library and its use? What biases are inherent in the widespread use of digitized material? How can we correct for them? Amidst numerous benefits in accessibility, cost, and convenience, what concerns have been overlooked? For a complete list of sponsors, and to see an archived version of the original website, visit: http://web.archive.org/web/20100317010346/http://digitalhumanities.yale.edu/pdp.

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00 - PDP Program, Conference Organizers

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01 - Colloquium with Jacqueline Goldsby, Jacqueline Goldsby

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02 - Keynote Lecture, Peter Stallybrass

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03 - Digital Politics and Society: "Towards an Ethics of Electronic Research: Accounting for Absence in the Jefferson Digital Archive", Lauren Klein

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04 - Digital Politics and Society: "OutHistory.org: An Experiment in LGBTQ Community History-Making", Lauren Gutterman

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05 - Digital Politics and Society: "On Implementing the Digital Form: an Arabic-English Web-based Archive", Laila Shereen Sakr

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06 - The Material Object in Digital Culture: "The Alternate Medieval Medium: Experiencing Medieval Manuscripts through Digital Technologies", Heather Ball

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07 - The Material Object in Digital Culture: "The Dark Tide: Digital Preservation, Interpretive Loss", Jessica Weare

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08 - Mapping History: "Mapping Eighteenth-Century Intellectual Networks", Julia Mansfield and Scott Spillman

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09 - Mapping History: "Layers of the Past: GIS, Social Process, and Contingency in Historical Mapping", Scott Nesbit

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10 - Mapping History: "Buddhist Authority Databases", Simon Wiles

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11 - The Digital Age Library: "The Scholar as Archivist: A Case Study in Negotiating the Borders between Description and Analysis", Claudia Schlessman

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12 - The Digital Age Library: "University Library Book Acquisitions Policies in an Electronic Age", Sean Morton

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13 - The Digital Age Library: "The Future is Now: Sustainability, Preservation, and Ongoing Access to Humanities Data", Molly Dolan

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14 - Finding the Words: The Digital Linguistics Landscape: "Large-Scale Digital Audio Archiving", Paulina Bounds

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15 - Finding the Words: The Digital Linguistics Database: "Digital Kiksht", Micah Stupak and Garret Voorhees

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16 - Evolving Reading Practices: "Dickinson Meets DoubleClick: Remediating Poetry", Rachael Sullivan

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17 - Evolving Reading Practices: "The Digitized Blues: Listening to Langston Hughes in the Age of the Online Sound Archive", Austin Graham

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18 - How-To Digital Humanities: "Camera, laptop, and what else?: Hacking Better Tools for the Short Archival Trip", Shane Landrum

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19 - How-To Digital Humanities: "Reimagining Ethnic Studies in the Era of Digital Research", April Merleaux

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20 - How-To Digital Humanities: "Accessing Wills: MS Access as a Tool for Historians", Sharon Teague

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21 - Theorizing the Digital Archive: "Eugène Atget and the Digital Archive", Stewart Campbell

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22 - Theorizing the Digital Archive: "Toward a Realization of the n-Dimensional Text", Julie Meloni

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23 - Theorizing the Digital Archive: "What is a Tag: Digital Artifacts as Hermeneutical Devices", Alexandre Monnin

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24 - Closing Roundtable, Rolena Adorno, Edward Ayers, Willard McCarty, and George Miles