ODH Lecture: Julia Flanders

Date(s) - 02/04/2021
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Last year, ODH teamed up with Digital Matters at the U to extend an invitation to Julia Flanders (Northeastern) to speak. That co-sponsored event is finally happening on 4 February, from 2:30-4:00pm via Zoom. Flanders is, among other things, the director of the Digital Scholarship Group in the Northeastern University Library, the director of the Women Writers Project and serves as editor in chief of Digital Humanities Quarterly, an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal of digital humanities.

Title: “Digital, Archival, Literary: Evolving Models for Digital Scholarship” 

This presentation will consider our evolving conception of “digital text,” through the lens of the 30-year history of the Women’s Writers Project. The shifting tensions between information and artifactuality have produced changes in both theory and practice for editors, readers, and tool designers. We’ll look not only at the digital object itself but also at larger aggregations: archives, digital collections, data sets, and networks of linked open data. How are digital texts and digital collections framed in social, professional, and disciplinary terms, and what are the consequences for work flow, expertise, pedagogy, public reuse, and cultural authority?

If you’d like to add a link to a Google Calendar, you can do so here. (The calendar event also shows the Zoom link and passcode.)

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