EMDA News

Below are some of the research outputs, accolades, and academic adventures that our participants and faculty (names bolded below) have brought to our attention:

 

The “Six Degrees of Francis Bacon” project (through Carnegie Mellon University) and the Folger Institute have both been selected to host two-year CLIR postdoctoral fellows in Early Modern Data Curation for 2014-2016.

Institute staff have uploaded three-minute “lightning round” videos of four EMDA participants introducing their DH projects during the summer of 2013:

Daniel Powell on “REKN: Renaissance English Knowledge Networks”: http://flic.kr/p/iiptTz

Kim McLean-Fiander on “Map of Early Modern London”: http://flic.kr/p/iiouD6

Christopher Warren and Dan Shore on “Six Degrees of Francis Bacon”: http://flic.kr/p/iioxvP and http://flic.kr/p/iiosbv

Jacque Wernimont reports the publication of a collaborative digital book, Performing Archive: Edward Curtis + the “vanishing race.” While not an early modern project, this effort has resulted in the development of an experimental new interface within Scalar that enables gallery views of objects—great for viewing an early modern cabinet of curiosities or a large set of manuscript images!

Kim McLean-Fiander reports that the “Map of Early Modern London” project has undergone some major renovations

In early December 2013, Christopher Warren gave invited talks at the Oxford Culture of Knowledge project and at the Center for Early Modern Mapping, News, and Networks at Queen Mary University of London: “Bacon and Edges: Reassembling the Early Modern Social Network.”

Brett Hirsch delivered a guest lecture at Strathclyde University on 2 December 2013.

Jacob Heil presented an invited lecture at Carnegie Mellon University on 21 November 2013 entitled “Connecting History of the Book and Digital Humanities: Typography, the Book Trade, and the Early Modern OCR Problem.”

On 12 November 2013, Robin Camille Davis presented on EMDA  at LaGuardia Community College as part of the Grace-Ellen McCrann Memorial Lecture, sponsored by LACUNY: http://www.robincamille.com/presentations/reassignment-emda/

Brett D. Hirsch and Hugh Craig, ” ‘Mingled Yarn’: The State of Computing in Shakespeare 2.0.” Digital Shakespeares: Innovations, Interventions, Mediations, ed. Brett D. Hirsch and Hugh Craig. Special issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook 14 (2014): in print. [Article refers to EMDA as an example of "dedicated institutes and workshops to facilitate formal knowledge transfer in this area".]

On 8 November 2013, Scott Trudell gave a lecture titled, “Multimodal Sidney: Digital Curation and Early Modern Poïesis,”  at a colloquium called Digital Humanities / Early Modern Texts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. His presentation showed how audio- and image-rich web interfaces offer a means of exploring early modern poetic and musical culture, including William Byrd’s musical settings of Philip Sidney’s verse. The digital humanities present an opportunity to bring out the kinds of interactivity among media sites that would have been intuitive to the Sidney Circle. You can view the links mentioned in his presentation here.

Jonathan Hope, Michael Witmore, and Lynne Magnusson have been invited as plenary speakers for an Australian Research Council symposium on corpus-based approaches to early modern literature that Hugh Craig and Brett Hirsch are convening at the University of Newcastle, NSW, in 2014.

Doug Duhaime and Erica Zimmer are co-authoring a journal article on her St Paul’s book stalls project.

The “Six Degrees of Francis Bacon” project received a second Faculty Research Award from Google for 2013-14.

Doug Duhaime has been invited to co-author a chapter with Gary Taylor for the companion volume on authorship attribution for the New Oxford Shakespeare in 2016.

Jacque Wernimont reports that she and a research assistant have begun presenting on the PoemAlgObject project, which takes a transhistorical set of poems from text through algorithmic transformation into a physical object. The first instance had to be realized in a Lego mock-up because we ran out of processing capacity! More on this effort soon.

Scott Trudell has invited Brett Hirsch to guest lecture via Skype to his class on digital early modern studies in the spring.

On 9 October 2013, Erica Zimmer gave an invited talk on the bookstalls project during the University of Maine’s “Surfacing: THATCamp Maine 2013″ Digital Humanities Week (http://maine2013.thatcamp.org/2012/09/27/dh-week/). The talk was entitled “Affordances of the Digital: Mapping, Modeling, and Early Modern Methodologies.”

EMDA was very well represented at the September EEBO-TCP conference at Oxford 16-17 September 2013.

On 9 September 2013, Christopher Warren gave a keynote lecture at the HathiTrust Research Center Uncamp 2013 entitled “Inky Data: Reassembling the Early Modern Social Network.”

About Owen Williams

Dr. Owen Williams is the Folger Institute's Assistant Director for Scholarly Programs.
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