Celebrate spring with the UCLA DH program!

You’re invited to a year-end celebration with the UCLA Digital Humanities program!
Monday, June 10
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Research Commons Classroom, Young Research Library
Featuring short presentations of collaborative capstone research projects:
  • A Database of Ancient Magic
  • RomeLab
  • Holocaust Database Visualization
  • Social Media Analytics
  • DH101 Modules
  • ClipNotes
  • UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology
… and final certificate presentations from DH grad students.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

The Digital Public Library of America: An Introduction

You are cordially invited to attend:
“The Digital Public Library of America: An Introduction”

Thursday, May 23
3340 Moore Hall
University of California, Los Angeles
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

campus map | parking

The Digital Public Library of America launched on April 18, 2013. Founding Executive Director Dan Cohen will outline the three main elements of the DPLA: a portal that knits together the collections of America’s libraries, archives, and museums; a technical platform that will enable new, transformative uses of these collections and let others build upon them; and advocacy for a strong public option for reading and research in the twenty-first century, including an expansion of available open-access materials. Cohen will also discuss how the DPLA complements the roles of public and research libraries, and explore some unique ways that the DPLA will be used.

Daniel J. Cohen is an Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. He has recently been appointed as the founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America, which is launching in April 2013. At the Center, Cohen has overseen projects ranging from new publishing ventures (PressForward) to online collections (September 11 Digital Archive) to software for scholarship (the popular Zotero research tool). His books include Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web (with Roy Rosenzweig) and Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith. Cohen was an inaugural recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies’ Digital Innovation Fellowship. In 2011 he received the Frederick G. Kilgour Award from the American Library Association for his work in digital humanities, and in 2012 he was named one of the top “tech innovators” in academia by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Cohen blogs at dancohen.org and tweets @dancohen.

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Library and the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

No RSVP necessary; all are welcome.

DH SoCal Research Slam Photos

We had a great time at the Research Slam! Thanks, Scott Kleinman, for organizing it!
Audience members take in the Slam.

Ellen Jarosz and Steve Kutay describe a proposed tool for exploring archival collections.

Jake Ferrari and Belen Gutierrez describe their work on a database of ancient magic.

Belen Gutierrez

Jake Ferrari and Belen Gutierrez

Iman Salehian and Jake Ferrari describe their research on affect in Facebook and Tumblr.

Iman Salehian and Jake Ferrari

Iman Salehian and Jake Ferrari

Anthony Ratcliff describes his work applying DH methods to hip-hop lyrics.

Anthony Ratcliff

Anthony Ratcliff

Alston D’Silva describes his work on fan culture and digital humanities.

Stephanie Harper discusses a Jane Austen project.

Amanda Phillips talks about her work on video game avatars and race and gender, while Anthony Ratcliff looks on.

Adam Swenson talks about his work data-mining patients’ narratives of pain.

Digital Cultural Mapping: From Social Media Feeds to the Deep Time of Urban Pasts

This Friday, Todd Presner, chair of the Digital Humanities program at UCLA, is giving a talk on digital cultural mapping as part of the Marschak Colloquium. It’s open to the public, so please come by if you’re interested in geospatial technology and the digital humanities.

Friday, May 3, 1-3 pm, 2343 Public Affairs
More on the colloquium
Campus map

Global Women Wikipedia Write-In, Friday, April 26

Wikipedia image remixed from original image from Octavio Rojas on Flickr.

Wikipedia, of course, is one of the Web’s most-accessed resources, and certainly its most ubiquitous reference source. Yet only 13% of Wikipedia contributors are women, and even fewer are women of color. This imbalance in Wikipedia’s contributors is reflected in its content; for example, Wikipedia boasts 45 different articles on characters from The Simpsons, but only five articles on Mexican feminist writers. 

At UCLA, we’ll join scholars and activists around the globe to rectify this imbalance by training new Wikipedia editors. We’ll have coffee, donuts, and experts on both Wikipedia-editing and on content areas that are poorly represented in Wikipedia. We’re delighted that Wikipedia editor Dr. Adrianne Wadewitz will be joining us to offer instruction.
Friday, April 26
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
(9 a.m. workshop on Wikipedia-editing)
Young Research Library Research Commons (first floor)
Come for all or part of the event!

Parking Info (Lot 5 is closest to the library)
Thank you to UCLA Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Services for sponsoring this event.