Digital Libraries Round Table Programs 2013: #453, Exploring the Digital Humanities


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Thursday, April 25, 2013 
2:00-3:50 p.m.
Fort Worth Convention Center
Room 113 B, level 1


For a new generation of researchers in the humanities, libraries and archives are much more than repositories of books. Come learn about the "digital humanities" and new tools that give us computational access to archival and other digital collections. We will focus on ways that librarians can support the needs of digital humanities researchers and learn about new models of publishing in the humanities.


Lisa Spiro works with the liberal arts community to explore emerging technologies and develop collaborative approaches to integrating learning, scholarship and technology. Lisa has presented and published widely on the digital humanities, including contributions to Debates in the Digital Humanities,Collaborative Approaches to the Digital in English Studies#alt-academy: Alternate Academic Careers for Humanities ScholarsThe American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age, and Archival Management Software: A Report for the Council on Library and Information ResourcesShe is the founding editor of Digital Research Tools (DiRT)and authors the Digital Scholarship in the Humanities blog. You can follow her on Twitter @lisaspiro.

Andrew J. Torget is a historian of nineteenth-century North America at the University of North Texas, where he also runs a digital humanities lab. His work has revolved around two intersecting themes: the expansion of the American South into the West, and developing new digital methods for research, scholarship, and teaching. He is a principle investigator for the Mapping Texts project, a collaboration between scholars, staff, librarians, and students at Stanford University and the University of North Texas and has also worked on the Voting America: United States Politics, 1840-2008, Texas Slavery, and Valley of the Shadow projects. Find him at or on Twitter @andrewtorget.

Tanya Clement is an assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin's School of Information, where she teaches on digitization, information in its social and cultural context, and digital humanities topics. She is a co-author with Wendy Hagenmaier and Jennie Levine Knies of the recent article "Toward a Notion of the Archive of the Future: Impressions of Practice by Librarians, Archivists, and Digital Humanities Scholars," The Library Quarterly Vol. 83, No. 2 (April 2013), pp. 112-130. She is currently organizing the first NEH-funded High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and Scholarship (HiPSTAS) Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities. Find her at or on Twitter @tanyaclement.  

Created on Apr 16, 2013 | Last updated April 17, 2013