Digital Humanities Fair 2019

Digital Humanities at Berkeley and D-Lab


April 15, 2019 to April 19, 2019
2:30pm to 12:00pm
Multiple Locations


Digital Humanities at Berkeley and D-Lab present the Digital Humanities Fair, an annual event that offers the UC Berkeley community the opportunity to learn about ongoing digital humanities projects at various stages of development, receive invaluable feedback from peers, and reflect on the field more broadly.

DH Fair Reception and Poster Session

Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA
POSTER PROPOSALS - Deadline to propose is Monday, April 8th at 10 PM.

Please join us in kicking off the 2019 DH Fair by enjoying refreshments with colleagues while browsing posters on recent and current Digital Humanities work at Berkeley. RSVP Required.

Keynote: Hate Speech, Algorithms, and Digital Connectivity

Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA
Speaker: Zeynep Tufekci, Associate Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS)
SEAT RESERVATIONS will be available at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 5, 2019

Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci, an expert on the relationship between social media and social movements, will enter into dialogue with campus hate speech researchers on what it means to enter into an age of digital connectivity and machine intelligence in which algorithms are increasingly used to make consequential decisions about us. The Online Hate Index (OHI) research project seeks to improve society's understanding of hate speech on YouTube, Reddit, Twitter and other social media sites through a combination of citizen science, and machine learning. The OHI research team includes Dr. Claudia von Vacano (PI), Dr. Nora Broege, Chris Kennedy, and Alexander Sahn and it is guided by the Consortium for Research on Abusive Language (CORAL).

DH+LIB: Building and Preserving Collections for Digital Humanities Research

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Location: 180 Doe Memorial Library  

This session will feature panelists building collections and tools for local digital humanities projects. Kathryn Stine, manager for digital content development and strategy at the California Digital Library, will talk about building web archive collections through collaboration, preparing these collections for discovery and use, and tapping the research potential of the resulting captured content and data. Mary Elings, Head of Technical Services for The Bancroft Library, will talk about the role libraries can play in developing research-ready digital collections to facilitate emerging research methods. And Gisèle Tanasse, Film & Media Services Librarian at the Library, will discuss her role in Shakespeare’s Staging, a DH project to help digitize, preserve, and make accessible Shakespeare performances from UC Berkeley students.

3D Printed Replicas vs Their Originals for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Art History/Classics Library, 308A Doe Memorial Library  
Speaker: Rita Lucarelli, Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

3D digital and printed replicas of various ancient Egyptian antiquities, from statues and busts to coffins, stelas and other magical objects, are becoming increasingly popular on the web as well as in museums kiosks and shops. Rita Lucarelli will discuss how the 3D models of ancient Egyptian coffins produced for the Book of the Dead in 3D project at UC Berkeley advances the study of ancient Egyptian heritage. This lecture is part of the Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology (AHMA) Colloquium, Digital Humanities and the Ancient World.

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Sponsors: This event is sponsored by Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media, the Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, the Library, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Visual Resources Center.