Digital Scholarship Commons
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Emory University’s Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC) offers faculty members and graduate students the space, expertise, and project management assistance they need to develop innovative multidisciplinary projects. Located in the Research Commons of the Robert W. Woodruff Library, DiSC will be formally launched in October 2011 with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Whether working solo or as part of a group, DiSC patrons can: build projects using the latest digital scholarship tools and software, partner with DiSC staff to add depth and insight to works of scholarship, connect with a community of scholars, or reflect on the possibilities and challenges of these new technologies.
||Alternative Academic Careers in the Humanities||On Tuesday, February 21, 2012, a panel of four PhDsthat have taken their humanities degrees outside the traditional academic career path shared their lessons learned along the way. Participants included: Cheryl Oestreicher, Project Archivist, Andrew J. Young Papers and NAACP-Atlanta Branch Records, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History Donna Troka, Assistant Director, Emory’s Center for Faculty Development and Excellence and Adjunct Professor, Institute of Liberal Arts Erica Bruchko, Humanities Librarian, African American Studies and U.S. History, Emory Library Brian Croxall, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory’s Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC) This event is co-sponsored by the Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC) and Pathways Beyond the Professoriate.||4/16/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Robert K. Nelson, Topic Modeling and the Aims of Civil War Patriotism||Robert K. Nelson, Director of the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond, analyzes Civil War era newspaper articles from the North (New York Times) and South (Richmond Daily Dispatch) thru topic modeling to better understand the ways in which the rhetoric of patriotism is constructed. Nelson delivered this talk on 31 January 2012.||2/27/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Edward L. Ayers, Seeing Time||Digital humanities pioneer and noted historian of the South, Ed Ayers, discusses the value of digital scholarship in his own work and the work of his colleagues at the University of Richmond's Digital Scholars Lab. Digital scholarship, Ayers argues, is a transformative pedagogical tool insofar as it gives us a glimpse of time and space in a dynamic, enriching manner. This talk marked the grand opening of the Research Commons at Emory University's Robert W. Woodruff Library.||2/1/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ed Finn, "American Networks, American Nerds"||This talk explores changing systems of literary reputation in contemporary American fiction through two case studies--Junot Díaz and David Foster Wallace--through the use of network analysis conducted on professional literary reviews and Amazon customer reviews. Finn delivered this talk on 1 November 2011.||11/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoThe Civil War Papers Project III: Presenting Research on the Web||--||4/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoThe Civil War Papers Project I: Encoding Texts||--||4/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoThe Civil War Papers Project II: Mapping Artifacts||--||4/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|