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Jennifer Guiliano, Ph.D.: Digital What?: Information, Context and Analysis in the Humanities

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Abstract

Digital What?: Information, Context and Analysis in the Humanities explores the ways in which “the digital” in its manifest forms of hardware, software, culture, and environment relate to the practice of being a humanist. Specifically, this talk outlines how information, context, and analysis function in an applied research and teaching environment. We’ll explore the limitations of current humanities infrastructure for leveraging digital technologies while simultaneously illustrating the ways in which interrelated disciplines of computing science and library and information science challenge the practice of being a “humanist.” By the end of the talk, we’ll have spelled out the pre-requisites for understanding digital humanities and highlight potential partnerships to move this type of research and teaching forward.

About Jennifer Guiliano

Jennifer Guiliano is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at IUPUI. She is the author of a forthcoming book An American Spectacle: College Mascots and the Performance of Tradition, which traces the appropriation, production, dissemination, and legalization of Native American images as sports mascots in the late 19th and 20th centuries. She is also completing a co-authored book Getting Started in the Digital Humanities. Dr. Guiliano currently serves on the Association for Computing in the Humanities (ACH) Executive Council (2013-2016), as co-director with Trevor Munoz of the Humanities Intensive Teaching + Learning Initiative (HILT), and as co-author with Simon Appleford of DevDH.org, a resource for digital humanities project development. For more information, please visit jguiliano.com.