March 2016 Archives

April 8, 2016

"Beyond Boundaries: A Symposium on Hybrid Scholarship at Yale University"

April 8, 2016 from 9:30am-1:00pm
Sterling Memorial Library, Lecture Hall

What does computer-generated poetry look like? How can EEG experiments inform our understandings of musical compositions? To explore these questions and more, join the Digital Humanities Lab and Yale STEAM for a spring symposium to showcase hybrid scholarship at Yale University. Undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff will present projects that highlight the questions that can be asked and explored via digital methods and collaborations between the sciences and humanities.

The symposium is open to the entire Yale community and public. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

event poster // roundtable poster // program // event recordings

Event Schedule

  9:30am - 10:00am

Coffee, Refreshments, Sign In

(no advanced registration required, event is open to the public)

10:00am - 10:05am


Peter Leonard, Director of the Digital Humanities Lab

10:05am - 11:00am

Lightning Talks

Presentations by undergraduate and graduate students

Projects that will be highlighted include network analysis of art collections, digital editing of medieval manuscript rolls, computational analysis of skin color in Vogue from 1942-2012, and more

11:00am - 11:55am

Roundtable Discussion

Presentations by faculty and staff on the benefits and challenges of digital methods and collaborations for research and teaching

With Rebekah Ahrendt (Music Department), Aniko Bezur (Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Technical Studies Lab), Amy Hungerford (Director, Division of the Humanities; English, American Studies), Ian McClure (Yale University Art Gallery, IPCH Conservation Lab), Holly Rushmeier (Computer Science)

11:55am - 12:00pm

Closing Remarks

Susan Gibbons, University Librarian and Deputy Provost for Libraries & Scholarly Communication

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Poster Session

Showcase of projects by students, faculty, and staff

Posters/demos range from a mapping project of the new Yale Colleges and a database of ancient Egyptian rock inscriptions to Twitter poetry, mobile technology in museum settings, and more

A few photos from the event:



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March 1, 2016

Yale/Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

The Arts Library will be hosting a Yale/Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 4, from 5-8 pm.

With 5,077,437 articles in English and counting, Wikipedia is the world's largest encyclopedia. It is free and crowd-sourced, but depends on the interests of those who contribute. As a result, some topics are underrepresented or absent – for example, many women and women artists. Content is skewed by a lack of feminist participation. Let's change that.

Gain insight into how Wikipedia works and help address gaps in coverage by joining us after-hours at the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. A limited number of desktop computers will be available. Please note the Edit-a-thon is open to the Yale community. Bring your Yale ID, laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.

Refreshments generously provided by the Digital Media Center for the Arts (DMCA).

Register here or on our Wikipedia page.

Also this week: Wiki+Workshop on Thursday, March 3rd, 3:30-5:30pm at the DMCA, 149 York St. Want a more in-depth Wikipedia experience, or can't make it to the Edit-a-thon on Friday night? Organized by the DMCA and led by Sarah Stevens-Morling and Alexandra Provo, the Wiki+Workshop will be a hands-on editing workshop and discussion. For more information about the Wiki+Workshop, please visit the DMCA website.

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