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Matthew Milner - Historical Timelines

Wed, 2013-10-23 15:00 - 16:30
Sherbrooke 688 : rm 461, 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1

Matthew Milner will discuss an historical timeline application in a large history survey course this fall that crowdsources events, and teaches about historical methodology. All are welcome

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Montreal Digital Humanities Showcase 2013

Wed, 2013-05-22 13:00 - 16:00
Leacock Building : 232, 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7

who: Montreal Researchers

what: Projects using or considering digital technologies & Methods, resources, or tools in humanistic research

how: Prepare a 5 minute snappy short on your work for an interdisciplinary audience

when: May 22, 1-4

where: Leacock 232, McGill University

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Montreal Digital Humanities Showcase 2013 - Calls for Presentations

Fri, 2013-04-26 09:58

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - DUE MAY 12 to Digital [dot] Humanities [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Montreal Digital Humanities Showcase 2013

Are you using digital research methodologies and resources in your humanities research and scholarship? Or are you making new tools or applications? We want to hear about it! The Showcase is an informal occasion to bring together Montreal’s faculty and student researchers to discuss current work-in-progress.

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It is all on the Web, so why bother? Special Collections in the Digital Age

Wed, 2013-03-20 15:45 - 17:15
Faculty Club : Ballroom, 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

Speakers: 1. Stefan Sinclair (McGill), 2. Lindsay Eckert (University of Toronto), 3. Fiona Black (Dalhousie), 4.Leslie Howsam (Windsor / SHARP) 5. Julie Cumming (McGill) 

Moderator: Dean Ellen Aitken (McGill)

A Digital Panel at

Meetings with Books: Raymond Klibansky, Special Collections and the Library in the 21st Century

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Hacking Culture Node

Mon, 2013-02-04 14:30 - 16:00
Sherbrooke 688 : room 455, 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1

Convenor - Gabriella Coleman

Hackers: They everywhere and yet everywhere misunderstood. What makes them tick? What makes them tock? Why are they relevant to Digital Humanities? Gabriella Coleman, Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy will be kicking off a discussion about hackers, their history, culture, and politics in light of her recently published book on the topic, Coding Freedom and various so-called hacking cases that have recently hit the news.

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Hacking Culture Node

Mon, 2013-02-04 14:30 - 16:00
Sherbrooke 688 : room 455, 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1

Convenor - Gabriella Coleman Hackers: They everywhere and yet everywhere misunderstood. What makes them tick? What makes them tock? Why are they relevant to Digital Humanities? Gabriella Coleman, Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy will be kicking off a discussion about hackers, their history, culture, and politics in light of her recently published book on the topic, Coding Freedom and various so-called hacking cases that have recently hit the news. Readings

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Track Changes: The Literary History of Word Processing - McGill 2013 Digital Humanities Lecture - Matt Kirschenbaum (Maryland)

Thu, 2013-03-21 18:30 - 20:00
Leacock Building : room 232, 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7

Mark Twain famously prepared the manuscript for Life on the Mississippi (1883) with his new Remington typewriter, the first literary text ever submitted to a publisher in typewritten form. Today we recognize that the typewriter changed the history and material culture of authorship. But when did writers begin using word processors? Who were the early adopters? How did the technology change their relationship to their craft? Was the computer just a better typewriter—faster, easier to use—or was it something more?

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Roger Easton “Imaging Technologies and an Impending New 'Golden Age' in Manuscript Studies"

Wed, 2013-02-20 17:30 - 19:00
Leacock Building : room 232, 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7

The imaging of the visual appearance of manuscripts for wide dissemination via the internet is now widely practiced and has dramatically changed the lives of manuscript scholars.

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Dirk Wintergruen, Robert Casties, Jamil Ragep (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science / McGill) "The Open Mind database of the Islamic Scientific Manuscript Initiative (ISMI)"

Thu, 2012-12-13 13:00 - 15:00
Arts Building : room 160, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5

Traditional databases work well with structured data that can be organized into tables. But humanist scholars often deal with very unstructured information that is fluid and in need of flexible structures. The Open Mind database of the Islamic Scientific Manuscript Initiative (ISMI) was developed by humanist scholars and technical experts working jointly through a partnership between the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin and McGill's Institute of Islamic Studies.

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Jon Voss (HistoryPin) "Q & A with Historypin, Crowdsourcing History on a Massive Collaborative Scale"

Wed, 2012-12-12 10:00 - 12:00
Ferrier Building : room 456, 840 avenue du Docteur-Penfield Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G2

Jon Voss is the Strategic Partnerships Director of Historypin. He recently organized the first International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums Summit, hosted by the Internet Archive and funded by the Sloan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He's also the project manager of Civil War Data 150, a collaborative project utilizing Linked Open Data to connect and discover information about the American Civil War during the 150th anniversary. Jon is a native Michigander and long time resident of San Francisco.

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