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Digital Humanities: Literary Studies and Information Science Conference Schedule

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“Digital Humanities: Literary Studies and Information Science”

British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 8-9, 2013

Levis Faculty Center, 919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801

Sponsored by the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, the Center for Advanced Study, the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and the departments of English, History, and Political Science.

Friday, March 8th (Levis Faculty Center, First Floor Reading Room)

4:30 pm – Opening Remarks: Ted Underwood (UIUC)
4:45 pm – Keynote 1: Harriett Green (UIUC), “Let the Right Ones In: The Role of Libraries in Building Humanities Collaboratories for the Digital Age”

Saturday, March 9th (Levis Faculty Center, First Floor Reading Room)

9:00 am – Roundtable 1, Collaboration in the Digital Humanities: Michael Simeone (UIUC), Jana Diesner (UIUC), Catherine DeRose (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Harriett Green (UIUC). Moderated by Ted Underwood (UIUC).

10:00 am – Break

10:15 am – Panel 1, Born Digital
Jessica Young (UIUC), “‘Filled With Words': Topic Modeling Personal Stories from the September 11 Digital Archive”
Michael Black (UIUC), “Textmining Software: Modeling the Structural Effects of Transparent Design”
Brandon Jones (UIUC), “Upgrading the Self: Transformations of New Media”

11:30 am – Poster Session: Carl Lehnen and Olivia Petersen (UIUC), “Digitizing Serialized Fiction: Challenges and Opportunities”

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Roundtable 2, Digital Pedagogies: Cheryl Price (UIUC), Elizabeth Tavares (UIUC), Sarah Lehr (Purdue University), Thomas McNamara (UIUC). Moderated by Bruce Erickson (UIUC).

2:00 pm – Break

2:15 pm – Panel 2, Narrative Genres and Topologies
Benjamin O’Dell (UIUC), “David Copperfield and Domestic Fiction: An Exploration of the Utility of Digital Tools for the Purposes of Genre Classification and the Development of Research Questions”
Catherine DeRose (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Digital Tools and World Views: What Literary Maps Can Tell Us About Nineteenth-Century Novels”
Douglas Duhaime (University of Notre Dame), “Land Ho! Navigating the Geospatial Imagination of Nineteenth-Century British and American Nautical Fiction”

3:30 pm – Break

3:45 pm – Keynote 2: Robin Valenza (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “From iHumanities to weHumanities”

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