Media Res #2 at Bobst tomorrow (Nov. 17) @ 5 PM

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Media Res #2
NYC Digital Humanities Lightning Talks

NYU Bobst Library on the 2nd floor in the Avery Room (West side)
5 pm Tuesday, November 17th
Building on the success of its inaugural event, Media Res #2 will showcase a range of graduate student DH work happening across NYC universities. Students will give short (5-minute) interactive presentations of their digitally based projects, introducing us to a range of tools and possibilities for teaching and research. We hope that this event will continue to foster a growing network of cross-institutional collaborations between graduate students, and help make visible the diversity of DH being done here in the city. Excerpts from participants’ abstracts are listed below.

JONATHAN ARMOZA – ENGLISH – NYU 
TWiC (Topic Words in Context) is a highly interactive data visualization meant to facilitate the exploration of LDA topic models of textual corpora.

TOBIAS HRYNICK & HEATHER HILL – MEDIEVAL STUDIES – FORDHAM 
“Independent Crusaders Project” concentrates on preparing somewhat prosopographical portraits of crusaders who went to the East without association with the more popular papally-sanctioned crusades.

NICHOLAS JURAVICH & DANIEL MORALES – HISTORY – COLUMBIA 
“East of East: Mapping Community Narratives in South El Monte and El Monte” is an ongoing public history and digital archiving project created by the South El Monte Arts Posse (SEMAP).

ANDREW MCKINNEY – SOCIOLOGY – CUNY GRADUATE CENTER
CUNY Syllabus Project will provide providing a way to search, compare, and visualize syllabi across institutions, disciplines, and departments.

SARA PARTRIDGE – ENGLISH – NYU
“Reading histories of New York City women, 1789-1805: The case of the missing Gothic novels” draws on the early circulation records (1789-1805) of the New York Society Library to explore the reading histories of the Library’s female members with an eye toward genre, publication history, and borrowing trends.

ALEX PROFACI & HEATHER HILL – MEDIEVAL STUDIES – FORDHAM
“Exploring Place in the French of Italy” features visualizations of spatial data extracted from a corpus of French language texts, as well as downloadable data, “micro-essays,” and longer form essays.

JONATHAN REEVE – ENGLISH – COLUMBIA 
This presentation describes Git-Lit, an open-source, community-centered initiative to parse, version control, and publish to GitHub roughly 50,000 scanned public-domain books from the British Library, thereby facilitating decentralized, open-access, and democratic scholarly editing.

DAVID RODRIGUEZ – ENGLISH – STONY BROOK
“Reading as Navigation: Mapping the Spatial Affordances of the American Novel” proposes an experimental reading of space in the American novel that examines the concrete structure and experience of spatiality to consider gaps between natural environments and individual readers.

ANDERS WALLACE – ANTHROPOLOGY – CUNY GRADUATE CENTER
“Uncanny Seduction: Masculinity, Pickup Artists, and The Uses of Social Media In Social Skills Training Communities”  examines the remediation of masculine gender through practices of intimate training in seduction skills with women, performed among men (and so-called “pickup artists”) in NYC “seduction communities”.

KALLE WESTERLING – THEATRE – CUNY GRADUATE CENTER 
The Roots and Routes of Boylesque” addresses the historical and political aspects of the under-theorized history of self-identified male bodies by examining boylesque, a new genre growing out of the neo-burlesque, in context of the larger history of male striptease in NY, the US, and globally.

SCOTT ZUKOWSKI – ENGLISH – STONY BROOK 
“Graphic Information Systems in the Humanities” focuses on the periodical literature of mid-Atlantic colonies and states between 1730 and 1850, and my maps show the locations, numbers, and types of newspapers present in the American colonies during each decade of that period.

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