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November 2017

Diversity and Digital Pedagogy Workshop (11/7/17)

November 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Gabrielle Foreman, Ned B. Allen Professor of English and Professor of Black American Studies & History at The University of Delaware, will lead a workshop on Diversity and Digital Pedagogy, Tuesday, November 7, 2-3:30pm, at The University of Iowa Main Library, Digital Research and Publishing Classroom. Registration is required. Dr. Foreman will introduce the Colored Conventions Project, including valuable teaching resources and public engagement methods in this trans-disciplinary workshop open to graduate students, junior faculty, and others. The workshop will…

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February 2018

How to Harvest History — 2/2-2/3* note time change

February 2 - February 4
Burling Library @ Grinnell,
1111 6th Ave
Grinnell, 50112
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A talk and workshop with Dr. Rebecca Wingo, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Liberal Arts at Macalester College, (PhD, History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln), author of Homesteading the Plains: Toward a New History (University of Nebraska Press, 2017). The History Harvest is a community-based, student-driven archive project. Members of a community partner group bring artifacts of significance and trained students record their stories and digitize the artifacts for an online archive. In class, students edit audio, establish metadata, and upload the items…

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Introduction to Literary GIS–2/22

February 22 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
LIB 1015 A

Please join us for a workshop with Dr. Michael Gavin (University of South Carolina) on February 22nd, 4:00-5:30, 1015A Main Library, Digital Studio Classroom. This workshop will cover the basics of GIS for literary scholarship. Participants will get hands on experience in analyzing and mapping literary data. Beginners are especially welcome. Please register here. For more information, contact UI Digital Bridges Postdoctoral Fellow Matt Hannah at

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Spatial Humanities and the Study of Literature–2/23

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Obermann Center,
111 Church St.
Iowa City, 52242 United States
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Please join us for a seminar on spatial humanities with Dr. Michael Gavin (University of South Carolina). We will meet Friday, Feb. 23rd, 12:00-2:00 at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies Library. Seating is limited so please register here. The seminar revolves around readings drawn from the recent collection, Literary Mapping in the Digital Age (Routledge 2016), edited by David Cooper, Christopher Donaldson, and Patricia Murrieta-Flores. Focused on theory rather than practice, the seminar is designed for scholars with an interest…

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Distant Reading the End of the World: Big Data and The Hunger Games–2/23

February 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
UI Main Library Gallery,
125 W. Washington St.
Iowa City,
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Please join us Feb. 23 at the University of Iowa Main Library Gallery for a public lecture by Dr. Michael Gavin (University of South Carolina). Alternating between large-scale data analysis drawn from geographical writing and small-scale data culled from novels, Gavin tells the long history of how English has been used to organize knowledge about the planet, from the earliest printed atlases, through the meticulously detailed documents of Industrial Revolution, to Wikipedia, where millions of locales are described in more…

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