The Digital Humanities Research Network is one of the 2015-16 Borghesi-Mellon Workshops being offered through the Center for the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with support from Nancy and David Borghesi and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The group aims to create a centralized digital humanities community on the UW-Madison campus. In our meetings, we focus on the processes involved in digitizing, quantifying, and visualizing different types of humanities objects turned data (including printed books, manuscripts, historical records, art, music, films). In addition to opening up new research questions, the group provides an opportunity for a sustained conversation about the computational and analytical aspects of the digital humanities. We consider the current theories underlying digital methodologies and also discuss, brainstorm, and workshop specific projects at various stages.
Our theme for 2014-15 was “Going Public,” which allowed us to explore a variety of questions around the public digital humanities and the wider role of digital technologies in public scholarship. Our theme for 2015-16 is “Sustaining Digital Humanities,” which we hope will structure an ongoing conversation about ways to maintain a vibrant DH community on the UW-Madison campus.
If you are interested in joining the group, we welcome you to attend one of our meetings! You can also send a message to Mattie (below) to join our email list.
Website administrator: Mattie Burkert