We're very pleased to announce that Scott Bailey, currently a Research Developer in the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR), will be leading CIDR's Social Science Data & Software unit (SSDS), effective immediately. As such, he will manage and expand the workshop and consulting services for which SSDS has been known campuswide for decades, and will continue their integration into CIDR's expanded workshop and consulting program, which now includes digital humanities services in addition to SSDS's traditional focus on the social sciences.
Blog topic: CIDR
Reflexiones HD:DH Reflections
The Digital Humanities in Latin American Studies
Friday, February 2, 2018
8:30 am – 1 pm
Green Library Information Center Classroom, 1st Floor, East Wing, Rm. 166 (Stanford University)
Open to all
In Spring 2016 Anthropology Professor Krish Seetah partnered with the Stanford Libraries to develop an interactive, digital repository of 3D osteological objects to serve as the materials for his teaching.
Recently, I worked with Cécile Alduy, Professor of French, and SUL's Nicholas Taylor and Sarah Sussman to use SUL's Web Archiving Service to generate a corpus of French political websites that we text-mine. The results informed Alduy's latest book, Ce qu'ils disent vraiment: Les politiques pris aux mots.
How can we best make sense of the digital strands and data that comprise a 21st century life? Explore innovative solutions to this challenge and others facing both individuals in the digital age, and scholars in the cultural heritage and digital humanities sectors, at the Personal Digital Archiving (PDA) 2017 Hackathon. The Hackathon is sponsored by Stanford University Libraries and will be held from March 31 - April 1, 2017 at the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center on the Stanford University campus.
Authorial London, one of the latest and greatest in a series of interactive scholarly works developed in the Stanford Libraries, is going on the road this month. Karl Grossner, research developer in the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) and principal architect and developer of Authorial London, will be traveling to Kraków, Poland to present the project at Digital Humanities 2016, the largest international conference in the DH world. He'll be co-presenting with Kenny Ligda, an instructional designer in the Digital Learning Design Team of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) at Stanford.
Earlier this month news agencies around the world began releasing stories based on the largest leak of documents ever, the Panama Papers (https://panamapapers.icij.org/). The data visualization tool that journalists used to uncover connections between people, accounts, shell companies, and assets in this massive data set originated at the Humanities + Design (http://hdlab.stanford.edu) research lab in Stanford’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (http://cesta.stanford.edu) — a product of humanities thinking applied to network analysis.
“And place is always and only place,” writes T.S. Eliot. Is that true? Or is place rather the sum of human experience at a location—“the meeting up of histories” as geographer Doreen Massey has suggested? Does place in literature matter? The truth, usually, is simply that we don’t know. When we read a place name in a text, when we learn that a writer worked at a certain address, we read on—because how much do we know of all these places?