April 28th, 2016
The shaping of our data shapes modern digital humanities scholarship. This lecture will explore this proposition in detail, looking at the ways in which tools, working practices, research questions, and disciplinary identity intersect with questions of data modeling. As the field matures, we possess increasingly sophisticated models for expressing time, space, cultural formations, language structures, visual forms. What level of knowledge and control over models do we need to engage productively and responsibly as scholars in the digital age? What research and pedagogical agendas emerge at this stage in the development of the field?
Julia Flanders is a professor of the practice in English and the director of the Digital Scholarship Group in the Northeastern University Library. She also directs the Women Writers Project and serves as editor in chief of Digital Humanities Quarterly, an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal of digital humanities.