Please join DSPH and Dr. Stephen Voyce for a launch and reading to celebrate the publication of two books: Voyce’s edited volume of bpNichol’s poetry, a book of variations: love – zygal – art facts (Coach House Books), and his study of contemporary poetry, Poetic Community: Avant-Garde Activism and Cold War Culture (Univ. of Toronto Press).
The launch and reading takes place on Wednesday, May 15th from 7 to 9 pm at Prairie Lights Café. Continue reading
The Public Digital Humanities for Lunch (PDH4L) series concludes its Spring 2013 semester schedule of presentations with a graduate student digital humanities research showcase on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 12:30 to 1:30 in 1117 University Capitol Center, Conference Room A.
Multiple graduate students across a variety of disciplines will be presenting micro-sized, lightning presentations featuring public digital humanities projects from across the campus. Students were limited to a two-minute, two-slide report of their research for this symposium. Continue reading
However, since we want to reward your time and energy, we’d like to offer you a chance to engage in a discussion about the future of digital humanities in different areas. Our research staff will be setting up in the same room (1117 UCC, conference room A) and presenting a roundtable discussion on the following topics:
Gaming | Social Media | Digital Humanities | Digital Arts
How are these being changed by each other, and by outside forces? We’ll be taking a look at research being done by various persons at universities, including the Microsoft IllumiRoom table projector designed by Microsoft Research and scholars at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign!
On May 6 and 7, the Department of English at the University of Iowa will be offering a performance, colloquia, and discussion with writer, performer, criminal appellate attorney, co-director of Les Figues Press, and the woman who, it is said, “killed poetry,” Vanessa Place. She is the author of Boycott, The Guilt Project: Rape, Morality, and Law, and, with Robert Fitterman, Notes on Conceptualisms.
The noted performer will be giving a colloquium titled “‘I is not a subject’: Conceptualisms, Radical Evil, and Writing Now” on Monday, May 6th from 12:30 to 1:45 pm in EPB 304 (The Gerber Lounge).
Place will be offering a performance and discussion on Monday, May 6th from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm in EPB 304.
On Tuesday, May 7, Place will be featured in her second colloquium “Statements of Fact: A Q & A with Vanessa Place.” It takes place from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in EPB 427.
All information can be found on DSPH’s events calendar.
This event is sponsored by the University of Iowa, the Department of English, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Provost’s Office.
Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr. Lavin’s PDH4L for today has been canceled. We will work to reschedule this presentation for the Fall 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, and we sincerely hope you return for our final PDH4L of the semester. Details forthcoming soon.
The Public Digital Humanities for Lunch (PDH4L) series continues its look at information technologies and archives with an examination of how print artifacts transition to databases. Dr. Matthew Lavin will be presenting “Digital Biographies of Books: Death Comes for the Archbishop as a Case Study” on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 12:30 to 1:30 in 1117 University Capitol Center, Conference Room A.
Dr. Lavin’s presentation will focus on the Willa Cather Archive at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and will provide attendees with a visually rich and critically rigorous publishing history of Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927). Continue reading
The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and the Digital Studio for Public Humanities invite applications from graduate students engaged in digital media & learning. Continue reading
What is GIS? How can it be used for humanities research? And how does one begin to use it? These are questions that many academics inside and outside of humanities disciplines often ask.
In preparation for tomorrow’s first University of Iowa “GIS-a-palooza,” DSPH wants to make sure that every possible attendee feels comfortable with the language of GIS and the possibilities for digital humanities. Therefore, we have created a handy set of definitions, guides, and links for users to use as a reference sheet. We anticipate that a version of this will appear in our Technology Toolbox in the future. We strongly encourage that persons curious or interested in GIS attend GIS-a-palooza! since research experts will be there to answer questions and guide you on specific forms of digital humanities GIS scholarship.
The Public Digital Humanities for Lunch (PDH4L) series examines how the digital revolution in information has pushed deep reading into a form of counterculture. Dr. David Dowling will be presenting “Escaping the Shallows: Deep Reading’s Revival in the Digital Age” on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Brownell Board Room (E254 Adler Journalism Building) on the University of Iowa campus.
Dr. Dowling’s presentation explores the collective readings of complex long-form journalism and books that are taking place through social networking and in digital formats rather than offline and in isolation. Continue reading
Thousands of years ago, the Iowa landscape was home to fantastic creatures – mammoths, saber-toothed cats, even giant sloths. Learn more and see fossils of these amazing local animals at the Iowa’s Ice Age Giants exhibit in the Old Capitol Museum. Displaying from April 18 until August 5, this exhibit is a collaboration of the University of Iowa Paleontology Repository, the Department of Geoscience, the Museum of Natural History, and the Old Capitol Museum. You can also check out parts of the exhibit and submit your questions about Iowa’s ice age on the Iowa’s Ice Age Giants website, built in partnership with DSPH.