DepositTranscription: More Than Meets the Eye

A low-tech introductory workshop on print-to-digital transcription for an audience interested in the creation of digital editions. Learning objectives include: recognition of the intellectual labor involved in transcription; understanding of the basic concepts of textual scholarship, especially the distinction between text and document; familiarity with the three major methods of transcription (diplomatic, linear, and timed) and what factors should be taken into consideration when choosing a strategy; and awareness of TEI as a possible tool for digital editions.

MemberGeorg Vogeler

Digital Diplomatics: The Evolution of a European Tradition or a Generic Concept? In: Cubelic, Simon , Michaels, Axel und Zotter, Astrid (Hg.): Studies in Historical Documents from Nepal and India. Heidelberg. Heidelberg University Publishing. 2018. 85-109. doi:10.17885/heiup.331.454
Vogeler, Georg; Sahle, Patrick: XML. In: Fotis Jannidis / Hubertus Kohle / Malte Rehbein (Hg.): Digital Humanities. Eine Einführung. Stuttgart. Metzler. 2017. 128-1446.
Vogeler, Georg: The Content of Accounts and Registers in their Digital Edition. XML/TEI, Spreadsheets, and Semantic Web Technologies. In: Sarnowsky, Jürgen (Hg.): Konzeptionelle Überlegungen zur Edition von Rechnungen und Amtsbüchern des späten Mittelalters. Göttingen. V&R unipress. 2…

MemberMegan Beckerich

I am a current MA student at the University of Chicago in the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities. I completed by thesis in 2018, and am continuing my Japanese language education. My thesis discussed censorship and gendered supernatural bodies in early Meiji period Japanese prints, and the influence of globalization and modernization had on the perception of such images. My interests include folklore, censorship in art, print history, Japan studies, and material culture studies. I have served on a student curatorial committee at the University of Chicago, contributing two labels to a small exhibit on the prints of Felix Buhot. Currently I am interning at the Cincinnati Art Museum as a Photography Conservation and Curation Intern. My main projects are working with Meiji period ambrotypes, and cyanotypes from the William Howard Taft diplomatic mission to Asia in 1905.

MemberSimone Bregni, Ph.D.

I am an associate professor of Italian language, literature and culture with twenty-four years of teaching & leadership experience at the university level. My areas of specialization are Medieval & Renaissance Italian literature and foreign (F/L2) language acquisition. Currently, my focus is on the applications of technology and digital media to language acquisition, in particular video game-based learning (VGBL). In fall 2016, as a recipient of the Saint Louis University (SLU) Reinert Center for Innovative Teaching, I developed Intensive Italian for Gamers. The course was successfully taught in the SLU state-of-the-art Learning Studio in spring 2017. I have presented my research and results in workshops and presentations, at conferences and in publications (in print and forthcoming). I have an extensive and eclectic background in Classics (Greek and Latin, Philology, Literature), Ancient and Medieval History, Theology, Philosophy; but also in Cinema Studies, International Studies, Communications and Journalism. I definitely enjoyed the variety of my studies. I am a firm believer in multidisciplinary approaches to both learning and teaching.

DepositNetworking the Early Stuart Diplomatic Service: An Introduction

The project I would like to introduce focuses on a prosopography of the early Stuart diplomatic service (1603-1649) and networks among its members. It aims to gather, structure, analyze, and visualize biographical data associated with early Stuart diplomatic representatives. Discovering the patterns and connections in this data can help answer questions related to the increasing professionalization of the diplomatic service, among others. Learning more about factors such as the diplomats’ educational preparation, social status and mobility, career paths, and religious and political networks can provide a fuller and more nuanced understanding of the service’s evolution as an institution, as well as its role in operationalizing English foreign policy in this key period leading up to the Civil War and Interregnum. The project data are drawn from heterogeneous sources. One of the project’s goals is to produce a combined, enhanced data set on early Stuart diplomats to which related projects can readily link via standard identifiers and common data structures. In the poster, I will present this on-going project, the current state of my research, and share preliminary results.

MemberAlison Pope

I spend most of my time thinking about and working on digital technology and its power to inform, educate and entertain.   Like any tool, digital technology is progressive and creative, advancing and improving our lives in many ways; but it can also be disruptive and even dangerous depending on how it is used.  These effects can be intentional or unintended.  My aim is to understand how to best use technology to engage and empower as many people as possible whilst preventing or mitigating the auto-information disorders that degrade digital environments. My scholarship spans history, cultural and media studies, information science, social science and computing. My research interests centre on the evolution of documentary and communication media, the adoption of technology and associated socio-cultural shifts. My  research has explored different advances in digital media: the web and digital publishing, digital television and narrowcasting, and the growing use of data sensors to quantify and analyse environments and behaviours. Working as a business analyst I’ve applied a wide range of methods and techniques from both my research training and professional certifications to design and develop various systems and services.  I have a growing interest in behaviour driven design, data ethics and accessibility.