Digital Humanities Lab News

October 30, 2015

2015 Yale Technology Summit, Digital Humanities Lab

The 2015 Yale Technology Summit took place on October 30th, from 9:00am-4:00pm in Evans Hall. DHLab projects were showcased in two presentations. From 2:00pm-2:50pm in room 2200, Peter Leonard and Catherine DeRose presented on the Digital Humanities Lab itself, and from 3:00pm-3:50pm in the Zhang Auditorium, Laura Wexler, Peter Leonard, and Trip Kirkpatrick gave an overview of the history of Photogrammar.

The full program for the event can be found here.

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October 29, 2015

Yale Digital Humanities Lab, Carol Chiodo

The Digital Humanities Lab (DHLab) is excited to share that Carol Chiodo has joined on as one of our Postdoctoral Associates. Carol is a writer, scholar, and educator whose work investigates how the material and structural changes in the reproduction, storage, and transmission of texts impact the ways we read, write, and learn. She received a PhD in Italian Language and Literature from Yale with a dissertation on medieval vernacular poetry and the mechanical arts. Her current research uses social network analysis to explore the membership rolls of early scholarly societies in North America as a source for women's history.

Carol will be working in the DHLab (Sterling Memorial Library, 316). Please stop by to welcome her!

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October 16, 2015


The Yale Working Group in Digital Manuscript Studies and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library are pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest in the Fall 2015 Digital Manuscript Studies Workshop.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of digital editing while tackling the unique codicological challenges posed by manuscript rolls. Practical sessions will inform collective editorial decision-making; participants will undertake the work of transcription and commentary, and tag the text and images of this hitherto unedited roll according to TEI protocols. The workshop will result in a collaborative edition of Takamiya MS 35, which will be published on the Beinecke Library website. No prior paleography or digitization experience is required.

If you're interested in securing a place, or for more information, please email The workshop will be limited to 12 spots; preference will be given to Yale graduate students. Further details and full registration information will be available in late October. We look forward to hearing from you.

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October 16, 2015

Trier Digital Humanities School

During Office Hours, Gideon Fink Shapiro will report on Trier Digital Humanities Autumn School 2015, a week-long international conference and workshop co-organized by Trier University and University of Luxembourg, which took place September 26–October 3. He will briefly discuss the format of the School and give an overview of some of the main topics that were discussed and debated, including best practices and “methodological intersections,” the official theme for the workshop. Questions and conversation over coffee will follow.

Digital Humanities Office Hours occur every Tuesday from 2:00-3:30pm in the Lab (Sterling Memorial Library 316). They are an informal opportunity to talk with others from around campus about your work and digital humanities at large. All are welcome!

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October 16, 2015

Julieanna Richardson, The HistoryMakers

Julieanna L. Richardson, the Founder and Executive Director of The HistoryMakers nonprofit, visited the DHLab with her team to discuss the need to link public humanities and digital humanities efforts. The HistoryMakers project contains the largest national collection of African American video oral histories on record. The digital archive currently includes 2,000+ videotaped interviews, totaling over 8,000 hours of footage. These interviews have been transcribed, tagged, and made freely available for viewing. The project aims to record 5,000 interviews, therein preserving African American sung and unsung voices.

In addition to visiting the DHLab, Richardson also gave a talk titled, "Building The HistoryMakers: Public Humanities Meets Digital Humanities." Information about the talk can be found here.

Her visit was sponsored by the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Public Humanities at Yale.

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October 13, 2015

Yale Digital Humanities Lab, Public Humanities, Ensemble project

The Yale Public Humanities Working Group visited the DHLab on October 13 to tour the space and discuss productive crossovers in digital humanities and public humanities initiatives. DHLab Director, Peter Leonard, began the discussion by introducing the Lab, and Lindsay King (Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library), Lisa Conathan (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library), and Catherine DeRose (Digital Humanities Lab) each highlighted example crossover projects. Lindsay demoed Ensemble, a crowdsourcing effort for Yale playbills that is modeled after the New York Public Library's What's on the Menu?, Lisa presented on a Cherokee Transcription project that works with a collection held in Beinecke Library, and Catherine provided an overview of Carnegie Hall's Lullaby Project, which pairs mothers and musicians together. The conversation continued informally after the presentations, as people interacted with the space and tried out additional Lab projects.

Photos from the event:


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