Mark Algee-Hewitt Digital Humanities talk this Thursday, 1pm Bobst Library, NYU

Thursday 6/4
Avery Room, Avery Fisher Center (NYU Bobst Library 2nd floor) for a talk by Mark Algee-Hewitt, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, Associate Director of the Stanford Literary Lab, Department of English, Stanford University.
Dr. Algee-Hewitt’s talk is titled: Data and the Critical Process: Knowledge Creation in the Digital Humanities.
What happens when the material of the humanities is transformed into data and algorithmically parsed in current Digital Humanities work? What do we gain by bringing computational methods to bear on literary historical or critical questions and, when we do so, how do we fundamentally change the kinds of questions that we can ask?  In this talk I explore the meaning behind the practical aspects of Digital Humanities analyses as I probe the delicate balance we maintain as we apply the critical methodologies of the humanities to the algorithmically derived, statistically significant data that lies behind our results.
Coffee and snacks provided.

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