Listen in as Scott Enderle describes his “conversion” to the digital humanities and how many humanists are closer than they think to being able to incorporate text analysis in their research.
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Join CLIR Bollinger Fellow, Jennifer Garcon, for an episode on creating lightweight digital archives from scratch. Jennifer delves into sustainability, tech, and community control with a focus on cultivating equitable community partnerships.
In this episode, Alex Gil, the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Columbia University talks about Minimal Computing. An umbrella term, Minimal Computing describes a broad range of practices that aim to simplify computing to lower costs and provide greater access without relying on institutional resources.
How do we integrate DH into the classroom in ways that are substantive, critical, and inclusive? How do we navigate the always particular and often messy challenges posed by DH instruction? Nabil Kashyap(Digital Scholarship Librarian at Swarthmore College) and Roberto Vargas (Research Librarian for Humanities & Interdisciplinary Studies at Swarthmore College) joined the Price Lab to discuss their approaches to juggling curriculum, technology, assessment, and available resources — the how’s and why’s of DH pedagogy.
Programming is notoriously goal-oriented: if there is a problem you work to solve it. Creative coding is different. Rather than look for a solution, creative coding asks, what happens if coding is a tool to explore and play. In this episode, Dr. Mark Sample discusses his approach to creative coding. Hint- it includes twitter bots and Walt Whitman!
We’re all familiar with tidying up our living spaces, but how can data be tidied up? Matt Lincoln is a research software engineer and Digital Humanities developer at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. His class, Tidy Data focuses on combating data anxiety in the humanities by teaching humanists how to handle complex relationships and uncertainty in data, and format their information tidily so it that can be reshaped to drive databases, websites, analyses, and visualizations.
In our first episode, Managing Director of the Price Lab, Stewart Varner, spoke to Dot Porter, Curator of Digital Research Services in the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. They talked about the course she would have taught at Dream Lab, Digital Surrogates, her background as a medievalist, and the considerations of digitization projects as they relate to paid and unpaid labor.
In this episode, not one, but two former Price Lab Fellows teamed up to talk about digital humanities! Price Lab Research Fellow Emily Hammer (Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, Archaeology and Anthropology of the Ancient World in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations), spoke with Price Lab Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Lisa Poggiali about the ways digital tools have informed her anthropological research in Eastern Africa. They also discuss how Lisa combined digital mapmaking and social justice in her pedagogical work.
The Price Lab podcast was delighted to welcome the founding faculty director of the Price Lab for Digital Humanities, Dr. Jim English (John Welsh Centennial Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania). A specialist in modern and contemporary British fiction, his essays have appeared in PMLA, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Harpers, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Jim discusses the creation of the Price Lab and his forays into incorporating digital humanities tools and methods into his own research and pedagogy.