WORKSHOP Launching GWonline, the Bibliography, Filmography, and Webography on Gender, War and the Western World since 1600
Friday, 21 April 2017
2:00 – 7:30 pm • UNC Wilson Library • Pleasants Family Assembly Room
WHAT IS DIGITAL HUMANITIES?
In recent years, digital humanities [DH] has with much fanfare received the label of “the next big thing” in the humanities. The capacities of DH to facilitate new ways of gathering and analyzing data, interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement with broader audiences seem evident. Yet the approach’s possibilities and limitations are contested. By asking “What is digital humanities?” and creating a forum for debate, the workshop intends to foster the interdisciplinary exploration of this question and to inspire a long-term, campus-wide dialogue. We want to discuss the use of DH as a tool for research, teaching and public history, as well as to consider the alternative visions of DH: as “making stuff” (i.e., maps, databases, digital archives) and as a platform for making arguments, as in traditional forms of humanities.
The workshop will feature the rollout of the DH project GWonline: The Bibliography, Filmography, and Webography on Gender, War and the Western World since 1600, which collects and organizes secondary literature, women’s autobiographies, films and informative websites on this subject to make them available to the broader public. The project is connected to the Oxford Handbook on Gender, War and the Western World since 1600 (General Editor: Karen Hagemann), which explores how gender, an amalgam of ideals and practices that give meaning to and socially differentiate male and female, shaped war, warfare and the military and, at the same time, was transformed by them. The online database allows users to search bibliographical information through multiple entry points: by author or director, publication or release date, collections, major wars, keywords or Oxford Handbook chapters. Additionally, a full text search function is available. The website is equipped with an OPEN URL feature that allows users to immediately check whether articles, books etc. are available in their local library.
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Graduate Luncheon Seminar: Digital Mapping in Historical Research and Teaching
11:30 – 1:30 pm • UNC Chapel Hill • Hamilton Hall 569
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Seminar with STEPHEN ROBERTSON (George Mason University, Director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media)
Since 2003, digital history has occupied a central place Stephen Robertson’s research, in the form of Digital Harlem, a site that integrates material from a diverse range of sources to produce maps that offer visualizations of the complexity of everyday life in the 1920s. The site formed part of a collaborative project involving colleagues at the University of Sydney. Digital Harlem won the American Historical Association’s inaugural Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History and the American Library Association’s ABC-CLIO Digital History Prize in 2010. Robertson is the author of Crimes against Children: Sexual Violence and Legal Culture in New York City, 1880-1960, and co-author of Playing the Numbers: Gambling in Harlem Between the Wars, the first major study of numbers gambling, an enterprise central to African-American economic, social and cultural life in the 1920s and 1930s. He is currently working on a book on undercover investigators in American life from the Civil War to World War II, and collaborating with Shane White and Stephen Garton on a digital project, Year of the Riot: Harlem 1935, and with Sean Takats on Tropy, software to allow researchers to organize and describe the digital photographs they take in archives, and to share them with those institutions.
Moderation: AARON HALE-DORELL (UNC Chapel Hill, Department of History)
Suggested Readings for the Seminar:
- Stephen Robertson, “The Differences between Digital Humanities and Digital History,” Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016, ed. Matt Gold and Lauren Klein (Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2016), 289-307.
- Stephen Robertson, “Toward a Spatial Narrative of the 1935 Harlem Riot: Mapping and Storytelling after the Geospatial Turn,” Keynote address, New Approaches, Opportunities and Epistemological Implications of Mapping History Digitally: An International Workshop and Conference, German Historical Institute, October 20, 2016.
- Teaching Mapping: A Tutorial for Mapping a Civil War Soldier’s Service in Carto.
Workshop: What is Digital Humanities?
2:00 – 7:00 pm • UNC Chapel Hill • UNC Wilson Library Pleasants Family Assembly Room
2:00 – 2:15 pm: Welcome and Introduction
KAREN HAGEMANN (UNC–Chapel Hill, James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of History)
2:15 – 3:30 pm:
Keynote: What is Digital Humanities? Trends, Possibilities and Limits
STEPHEN ROBERTSON (George Mason University, Director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media)
3:30 – 4:00 pm: Coffee Break
4:00 – 6:00 pm:
Roundtable: What is Digital Humanities?
- DAN ANDERSON (UNC–Chapel Hill, Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative)
- MICHAEL BARKER (UNC–Chapel Hill, Research Computing)
- FITZ BRUNDAGE (UNC–Chapel Hill, Department of History)
- MALINA CHAVEZ (UNC–Chapel Hill, Carolina Digital Humanities Program)
- AMANDA CLARKE HENLEY (UNC–Chapel Hill Libraries, Digital Research Services)
- JOSEPH VISCOMI (UNC–Chapel Hill, Department of English and Comparative Literature)
Response: STEPHEN ROBERTSON
Moderation: KAREN HAGEMANN
6:00 – 6:15 pm: Break
6:15 – 7:00 pm:
Launch of GWonline: The Bibliography, Filmography, and Webography on Gender, War and the Western World since 1600
- Karen Hagemann (Project Director)
- Aaron Hale-Dorrell (Project Coordinator)
- Anndal Narayanan (Project Coordinator)