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Alternating Thursdays, 11:00am - 12:00pm (unless otherwise noted)
D-Lab Collaboratory

The Berkeley Digital Humanities Working Group began in 2011 as a place to facilitate interdisciplinary conversations around topics in the Digital Humanities (broadly defined).  We welcome participants from all disciplinary backgrounds, beginners and experts in digital skills, students, faculty, and staff.  The agenda for our biweekly meetings is participant driven, and we typically hold a variety of meetings, including project presentations, hackerspace-style open project days, and mashup meetings with other working groups.  Our major project for the year is planning the DH Faire, an event in the spring consisting of a faculty panel, a reception with poster presentations, and other events hosted by our partner groups.  The DH Working Group is sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities and hosted in D-Lab.  It is a fantastic place for interdisciplinary conversation and networking across campus units, and we welcome you to join!

Schedule for Spring 2018, we will be updating meeting descriptions this when we finalize our speakers.

January 25: We will be discussing and finalizing the plan for the semester, including DH Faire in April and working group presenters 

February 8

February 22

March 8

March 22

April 9 (Monday afternoon talk by Cambridge scholar Ewan Jones): The Concept Lab (University of Cambridge) conducts computational analyses of large historical datasets, so as to account for the emergence, mutation and decay of concepts over time. We will showcase a range of techniques that build upon and refine procedures common to corpus linguistics, such as pointwise mutual information. We will also chart a number of specific case studies, using the large dataset of Eighteenth Century Collections Online so as to demonstrate how such an approach might differ from more conventional, analogue forms of intellectual history. The talk will be of interest to data scientists, intellectual historians and literary scholars. 


D-lab Facilitator: 
Janet Torres
Participant Technology Requirement: