What can digital humanities do for you?

What new avenues of inquiry are opened by digital tools and methodologies? How can you as an individual get started with incorporating these tools into your research? This afternoon of events will provide you with an interdisciplinary perspective on the potential of digital humanities research, as well as hands-on experience with widely applicable tools.

This afternoon of events is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Arts & Humanities, The Townsend Center, Berkeley Center for New Media, and UC Berkeley IST.

1-2 PM Panel discussion on digital tools and methodologies
Dwinelle 370
Marti Hearst, School of Information
Elizabeth Honig, Art History
Eric Kansa, Research IT - IST
Francesco Spagnolo, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

2-3 PM Hands-on workshops on:
Quantum GIS for mapping (Durant 9)
MALLET for topic modeling, which is increasingly used in literary studies (Durant 120)

3-4 PM Workshops repeat, to allow attendees to explore both topics
RSVP for workshops recommended at http://dlab.berkeley.edu/training

4-5 PM Digital humanities poster session and reception at D-Lab, 350 Barrows

Followed by D-Lab Opening Celebration - Opening the Black Box, 5 pm