The IDI in Digital Humanities DH Speaker Series concludes for this year on Thursday!
Simon Harel (Université de Montréal)
“Precarious Mobility and Migration Narratives”
20 March, 2014
Lawson Hall 1218
Discussion is always open and takes many directions. Tomorrow we need to gather ideas on how to showcase Western’s DH classes/projects to the larger HASTAC community, and also ponder what type of DH projects can be done during a 14 hour bus ride! Curious? Come and find out!
Wednesday, March 27th
This term’s Digital Humanities Speaker Series continues on Friday, 1st March, with Professor Anatoliy Gruzd from Dalhousie University!
Director, Social Media Lab, Dalhousie University
“Wired Academia: Why Social Science Scholars Are Using Social Media.”
Friday, March 1st
Room LH 2270C
Wondering how and why social media has become an important part of scholarship? This is your chance to find out!
At 4:00 pm 0n Thursday, February 28th, University College 114, Prof. Gruzd will also be holding a tutorial on mining and analysis of social media for research.
As social creatures, our online lives just like our offline lives are intertwined with others within a wide variety of social networks. Each retweet on Twitter, comment on a blog or link to a Youtube video explicitly or implicitly connects one online participant to another and contributes to the formation of various information and social networks. Once discovered, these networks can provide researchers with an effective mechanism for identifying and studying collaborative processes within any online community. However, collecting information about online networks using traditional methods such as surveys can be very time consuming and expensive. This tutorial will explore automated ways to discover and analyze various social networks from social media data.
This workshop, designed for graduate students and faculty, has limited space available. Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending.
Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd (http://AnatoliyGruzd.com) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Management and Director of the Social Media Lab (http://SocialMediaLab.ca) at Dalhousie University, Canada. His research initiatives explore how social media and other web 2.0 technologies are changing the ways in which people disseminate knowledge and information and how these changes are impacting social, economic and political norms and structures of our modern society. Dr. Gruzd is also actively developing and testing new web tools and apps for discovering and visualizing information and online social networks. The broad aim of his various research initiatives is to provide decision makers with additional knowledge and insights into the behaviors and relationships of online network members, and to understand how these interpersonal connections influence our personal choices and actions.
(And with thanks to Elika Ortega and Kim Martin for organization and the poster!)
The second instalment of Western’s Digital Humanities Speaker Series is starting on Thursday, January 24th with a talk by Glen Worthey, the Digital Humanities Librarian at Stanford University. Last term’s talks were a great success, with the audience and the interest growing with each speaker. As the IDI in Digital Humanities at Western launches its first two classes, please join us in welcoming this semester’s speakers in raising awareness of the importance of technology in humanities education and research.
Come join us on Wednesday, 16 January, 2013, for the first Taking DH Off Campus meeting of the new year!
We’ll be meeting once at the UnLab, 999 Collip Circle in the Convergence Centre, just north of Western University’s campus.
We’ll be meeting shortly after the Faculty of Information and Media Studies’ panel discussion on “Digital Boon or Digital Gloom? The Virtual Future of Higher Education,” and our discussion will commence with a continuation on the theme of online learning. Attendance at the FIMS event is not, however, necessary for those attending this meeting, and discussion will be, as always, open to a variety of subjects relating to the Digital Humanities.
Come be a part of this informal discussion group on all things related to technology and the Humanities!
The IDI in Digital Humanities Speakers Series in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Western University continues this Thursday with a visit and presentation from Christine McWebb, Director, Academic Programmes, at the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus.
“Developing New Approaches to Teaching and Research: The Example of the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus for Digital Media.”
Thursday, 22 November
Lawson Hall 2270C
Dr. McWebb received a PhD in French from the University of Western Ontario, and is an Associate Professor in the Department of French Studies at the University of Waterloo. She serves as the Director, Academic Programs at the Waterloo Stratford Campus. She has published extensively in the areas of late medieval literature/culture, the interaction between text and iconography, scientific discourse in literature, and Digital Humanities, and is director of the MARGOT project (http://margot.uwaterloo.ca). In this last capacity, she heads a number of international collaborative projects in the area of Digital Humanities.
On Thursday, 15 November, 2012, as part of the continuing IDI in Digital Humanities Speakers Series, Brian Greenspan, Director of the Hypertext and Hypermedia Lab at Carleton University will be speaking on the subject of “Digital Humanities and Other Utopias.” The presentation will begin at 3:00 PM, and will be in Lawson Hall 1217.
Later that evening, Dr. Greenspan will be joining us for “Taking DH Off Campus” at the Central Branch of the London Library; for more information, see the post below.