April 6, 2018
Michael Gamer and Scott Enderle discuss their playbill database in Omnia
Price Mellon Research Fellow, Michael Gamer, and Price Lab Associate Scholar, Scott Enderle were recently featured in Omnia discussing their English Playbill Project.
Price Mellon Research Fellow, Michael Gamer, and Price Lab Associate Scholar, Scott Enderle were recently featured in Omnia discussing their English Playbill Project. You can read the article here.
English Playbills from the 18th and 19th-century are filled with valuable information for researchers, but, the rich data in these documents have yet to be captured by a digitized database. The English Playbill Project will create a valuable searchable database and online data-entry form to tag and classify playbills for dramatic performances. For Gamer, the project has exciting possibilities. “What else can playbills tell us other than what they are designed to tell us?” he asks.
February 24, 2016
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.
January 21, 2016
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
November 19, 2015
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.
September 16, 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.