Michael J. Price Lab for Digital Humanities

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  • 3D-printed Arduino-powered replica of a Macintosh computer running a graphical adventure game based on William Gibson's novel Neuromancer. Model by DB Bauer, University of Maryland. Used with permission.

    2016 A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures by Matthew Kirschenbaum (MITH), March 14–17

    The 2016 Rosenbach Lectures, "BitStreams: The Future of Digital Literary Heritage," will be delivered by Matthew Kirschenbaum, Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the Maryland

    The 2016 Rosenbach Lectures, "BitStreams: The Future of Digital Literary Heritage," will be delivered by Matthew Kirschenbaum, Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland. Lectures are March 14–17, 2016 in the Class of 1978 Pavilion in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manusctipts at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library and are free and open to the public. Details and registration: www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/lectures/rosenbachs.html.

    The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures are the longest continuing series of bibliographical lectureships in the United States. The series began in 1931, with Christopher Morley as the first Rosenbach Fellow. Over the years, lecture topics have included fifteenth-century printing, the relationships between print and manuscript, papermaking, book illustration, American reading and publishing, and medical and scientific texts. Among recent lecturers are Robert Darnton, Anthony Grafton, Peter Stallybrass, David D. Hall, Paul Saenger, Michael Warner, Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, Alberto Manguel, Paul Needham, and most recently William Zachs.

  • Price Lab Announces Spring 2016 Mellon Fellows

    The Price Lab for Digital Humanities is pleased to announce our Spring 2016 Andrew W. Mellon Fellows.

    The Price Lab for Digital Humanities is pleased to announce our Spring 2016 Andrew W. Mellon Fellows. Eight Faculty Fellows have been selected from the School of Arts & Sciences, PennDesign, and the School of Social Policy and Practice and two Research Fellows from Penn Libraries and Penn Museum have been selected to participate in the Price Lab's biweekly Mellon Seminar. Price Lab Spring 2016 Mellon Fellows

  • Romanesque Spain

    Historic Churches & Saints in Stunning 3D

    Prepare yourself for an immersive experience in stunning 3D of medieval architecture and sculpture in Northern Spain.

    Prepare yourself for an immersive experience in stunning 3D of medieval architecture and sculpture in Northern Spain. Through the award-winning website RomanesqueSpain created by Liz Lastra, a Penn PhD student in art history, it is now possible to see historic Romanesque monuments and sites in detail once only conceivable if inches away on a scaffold. Lastra uses Gigapan Stitch and 123D Catch to aggregate her photos into gigapixel and 3-D images, allowing the viewer to zoom in on the mythical animals that decorate the top of the South Portal of Santa María de Abajas, or rotate a three-dimensional image of a carved saint to experience the width and depth of the sculpture.

    Her project has been supported by the Penn Humanities Forum's former Digital Humanities Forum, the Price Lab for Digital Humanities, Penn's History of Art Department, and the Penfield Endowment. She also received the Delaware Valley Medieval Association's first Digital Project Prize for her work. Media coverage: "Seeing the Saints - Up Close," by Susan Alhborn, SAS Frontiers, Nov. 6, 2015.

  • AHA Issues Guidelines for Evaluation of Digital Scholarship in History

    The American Historical Association has published guidelines for how digital scholarship should be counted toward tenure and promotion.

    The American Historical Association has published guidelines for how digital scholarship should be counted toward tenure and promotion. Many issues may useful for other disciplines as well. The full text of AHA's Guidelines are available here.

  • Mellon Foundation $2 Million Grant to Support DH Training and Research

    The School of Arts & Sciences has been awarded a four-year, $2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support Humanities in the Digital Age, an initiative led by SAS in partnership with the Price Lab, Penn Libraries, and Penn Museum.

    The School of Arts & Sciences has been awarded a four-year, $2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support Humanities in the Digital Age, an initiative led by SAS in partnership with the Price Lab, Penn Libraries, and Penn Museum.

    The grant will be used to help train Penn faculty and students in the latest digital tools and methods. This will include building the Penn Libraries' capacity for providing expertise in DH research and teaching using Penn's special collections. Through the Price Lab, it will include the creation of new fellowship programs for students, faculty, and postdoctoral scholars, as well as a new summer certificate program in DH for select faculty, graduate students, and staff. In addition, the grant will help foster experimental faculty-student research and classroom projects through Price Lab project incubation seed funding.