This is a reminder that the 2017 Berkeley Digital Humanities Faire starts tomorrow, and the Library will kick things off at 9:30am with a panel in 180 Doe titled“Undergrads and DH: Collaborations with the Library”. This panel will highlight how the Library and its partners support undergraduate education in the digital humanities. Cody Hennesy will present on how digital humanities and undergraduate education fit into the Library’s Digital Literacy Initiative; Claudia Von Vacano from Digital Humanities at Berkeley and Professor Keith Feldman from the Ethnic Studies Department will talk about Library collaboration on The Digital Sounds of Social Movement project they are working on with undergraduates in Professor Feldman’s Ethnic Studies class; and Owen McGrath from ETS and Jean Ferguson will present on how the makerspace in Moffitt Library is being used this semester in conjunction with an undergraduate class Justin Underhill is teaching in the Art History Department. Mary Elings will moderate.

Also, please note that the reception for the DH Faire will take place in the Morrison Library on Wednesday evening. Below is the complete schedule for the DH Faire. I hope you can join us for some if not all of these events.

2017 DH Faire Schedule

Tuesday, April 11

Undergrads and DH: Collaborations with the Library

9:30-11am, 180 Doe Library

This panel will highlight how the Library and its partners support undergraduate education in the digital humanities with presentations on the Moffitt Library’s makerspace by Jean Ferguson (Doe Library) and Owen McGrath (ETS); The Digital Sounds of Social Movement project by Keith Feldman (Ethnic Studies) and Claudia Von Vacano (Digital Humanities at Berkeley); and the Library’s Digital Literacy Initiative by Cody Hennesy (Doe Library). Mary Elings (Bancroft Library) will moderate.

New Technologies and Archaeology: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

2-5pm, The Visual Resource Center (308A Doe Library)

This event brings together technology innovators, cultural heritage workers, and scholars in a conversation about scanning, visualization, virtual and augmented reality, and other digital tools that are changing the field of Archaeology. There will be lightning talks by Michael Ashley (Codifi), Center for Digital Archaeology, Lynn Cunningham (Berkeley Visual Resources Center), Rita Lucarelli (Berkeley Near Eastern Studies), Matt Naglak (Michigan Classical Archaeology), Ren Ng (Berkeley Computer Science), Oculus Technologies, and Justin Underhill (Digital Humanities at Berkeley), followed by a roundtable discussion and a visit to the newly re-opened Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology.

Wednesday, April 12

DH Pedagogy Panel

2-4pm, The Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)

For this faculty panel, Marti Hearst (School of Information), Elizabeth Honig (History of Art), and Scott Saul (English) will present on lessons learned in teaching DH courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Joining as discussant will be Claudia Von Vacano (Digital Humanities at Berkeley).

DH Faire Reception and Poster Session

5-7pm, Morrison Library

During the reception at the Morrison Library, posters will be on display, featuring research by faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates.

Thursday, April 13

Computing and the Practice of History

4-5:30pm, The Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)

Computing and the Practice of History is an annual lecture series meant to explore the possibilities and challenges that come with the use of digital technology in historical research. This year’s speaker is Christopher Church, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Reno.  Professor Church holds a PhD from the UC Berkeley History Department. During his time at UC Berkeley, he was instrumental in the growth of the digital humanities. His talk will focus on digital methodology in historical research, through the lens of his newest research project, “Visualizing Empire in the Age of Big Data.”