2017 - 2018 Schedule:

October 6th, JRL 122B, 12:00 - 2:00pm

The Geometry of Culture
  • James Evans, Professor, Department of Sociology and Director, Knowledge Lab, University of Chicago

November 10th, JRL 122B, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Corpus-Based Analyses of Western Peripheral Akkadian in the OCHRE Database Environment
  • Colton Siegmund, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

March 9th, JRL A-11, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Digital Humanities at the Actually Existing University
  • Miriam Posner, Department of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

May 18th, 12:00 - 2:00pm

The Textual Optics Lab: An Introduction
  • The Textual Optics Lab, University of Chicago

May 25th, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Laptop Improvisation in a Multi-Dimensional Space
  • Sam Pluta, Department of Music, University of Chicago

2016 - 2017 Schedule:

November 11th, JRL 122, 12:00 - 2:00pm

The Ten Thousand Rooms Project and Collaborative Digital Sinology
  • Michael Hunter, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures, Yale University

December 2nd, JRL A-11, 12:00 - 2:00pm

  • Elizabeth Hopwood, Instructor in Digital Humanities and Textual Studies, Loyola University Chicago

May 12th, JRL 122, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Imagining Humanities in the Machine Age
  • Steve Jones, UIC Distinguished Professor of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago

June 2nd, A-11, 12:00 - 2:00pm

  • Michael Weaver, Collegiate Assistant Professor and Harper-Schmidt Fellow, University of Chicago

2015 - 2016 Schedule:

October 2th, Zar Room, Crerar Library, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Text Analysis with the HathiTrust Research Center: Tools and Datasets for Research and Teaching
  • Sayan Bhattacharyya, CLIR Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and Eleanor Dickson, Visiting Digital Humanities Specialist, HathiTrust Research Center. Abstract available here.

November 20th, JRL 122, Regenstein Library, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Quantitative Historical Imagination: Late Ming and Early Qing Chinese Unofficial Histories, Novels, and Dramas

  • Paul Vierthaler, Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston College.

February 12th, JRL 122, Regenstein Library, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Graduate Student Roundtable

  • Paul Gauthier (NELC), Sarah Kunjummen (English), Tytus Mikolajczak (NELC), and Jonathan Schroeder (English)

March 10th, JRL 122, Regenstein Library, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Large-Scale Digital Collections as the Foundation for New Forms of Research

  • Dan Cohen, Executive Director, Digital Public Library of America

April 8th, JRL 11-A, Regenstein Library, 12:00 - 2:00pm

On Data & Computation: An Artist's View

  •  Jason Salavon, Associate Professor, Department of Visual Arts

May 13th, JRL 11-A, Regenstein Library, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Ancient Magical Gems and a Computational Antidote

  • Walter Shandruk (Ph.D., Classics)

2014 - 2015 Schedule:

October 27th, JRL-122, 12:00 - 2:00pm

The Venice Time Machine Project
  • Michele Petochi, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. Abstract available here.

November 14th, JRL A-11, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Strategies for Managing Digitized Texts using the Online Cultural and Historical Research Environment (OCHRE)
  • Sandra Schloen and Miller Prosser, University of Chicago. Abstract available here.

February 6th, JRL 122, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Distant Reading of Closely-Read Texts: Case Studies in Computational
Research on Biblical Hebrew Poetry
  • Drayton Benner (Ph.D., Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations). Abstract available here.

March 6th, TBD, 12:00  - 2:00pm

An Introduction to PhiloLogic 4
  • Clovis Gladstone and Richard Whaling, ARTFL, University of Chicago

April 16th, JRL 122, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Elements of Style: Modeling Mannerism in Classical Arabic Poetry
  • Elias Muhanna, Department of Comparative Literature, Brown University

May 29th, JRL 122, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Digital Mapping with Historical Sources:  Uncovering New Research Problems in German Architecture, from World War I through Auschwitz
  • Paul Jaskot, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art (2014-2016), and Department of the History of Art & Architecture, DePaul University

2013 - 2014 Schedule:

February 7th, JRL-A-11 (Basement of Regenstein), 12:00 - 2:00pm

Nostalgia: A Digital History
  • Jonathan Schroeder (Ph.D., English) and Rebekah Baglini (Ph.D., Linguistics), University of Chicago. Abstract available here.

March 7th, JRL 122, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Quantitative Approaches to Literary Attention
  • Matthew Wilkens, Assistant Professor of English, University of Notre Dame. Abstract available here.

May 16th, JRL-A-11 (Basement of Regenstein), 12:00 - 2:00pm

Beyond Tools: The Questions about Interpretation that Link Computer Science to the Humanities
  • Ted Underwood, Associate Professor of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Abstract available here.

June 6th, JRL 122, 12:00 - 2:00pm

  • Jon Goldsmith, Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science, University of Chicago