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February 2019

Behind the Scenes: “Inauthentic” Uses of Authentic Materials, Visual and Linguistic Analysis of Manga—Sayaka Abe

Thursday, February 21 , 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
CTLR Lounge, 110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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Sayaka Abe presents her analysis of Japanese emotion concepts drawn from mangaas a possible medium for language pedagogy. In contrast to traditional textbooks, her research imagines authentic materials such as manga as rich sources of social situations captured through words, images, and stories. Informed by theories of lexicon, grammar, and cognition, this talk will explore two aspects of digital technology: first, how it can contribute to a more systematic understanding of language and affect within linguistic study; and second, how it can help…

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Digital Fluencies Series: What’s Fair (and What’s Not) in Digital Fair Use?—Terry Simpkins & Hannah Ross

Thursday, February 28 , 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
CTLR Lounge, 110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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The "fair use" section of the U.S. Code (17 U.S. Code §107) contains barely 170 words, and yet these few words have enormous consequences for many crucial spheres of activity in our society.  Fair use allows journalists to quote sources in their reporting, reviewers and commenters to reproduce portions of works under discussion, and provides researchers with the freedom to build upon ideas and discoveries that have preceded them.  In other words, it is a key component in the promotion…

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March 2019

Digital Fluencies: Got Access? Integrating Inclusive Design Into Our Digital Practices—Advisory Group on Disability Access and Inclusion (AGDAI)

Thursday, March 14 , 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
CTLR Lounge, 110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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Digital environments can robustly foster access, inclusion, and full participation. They also can disadvantage and exclude. This interactive session spotlights simple ways to reduce barriers using digital tool and spaces, and ways to promote accessibility within digital worlds. No prior experience or preparation required. Curiosity and lived wisdom welcome. Please sign up. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored with DLINQ, Advisory Group on Disability Access and Inclusion, and Middlebury’s Universal Design for Learning Collective.

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April 2019

Behind the Scenes: Exploring Musical Phylogeny with Deep Learning—Jason Grant & Peter Sergay ‘22

Thursday, April 11 , 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
CTLR Lounge, 110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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Please sign up. Lunch will be served.

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Digital Fluencies Series: Wikipedia as Digital Public Humanities—Amy Collier & Karin Hanta

Tuesday, April 30 , 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
CTLR Lounge, 110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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Please sign up. Lunch will be served.

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May 2019

DLA Spring Conference

Friday, May 17 , 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Davis Family Library, 110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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Davis Family Library Lightning Round Presentations—Faculty Project Workshops More information to be announced.

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