"Where?" is one of the crucial questions in Humanities research. This presentation will introduce Geographical Information Systems software, highlight its basic functions and illustrate the power of data-driving mapping in the Digital Humanities. Participants are encouraged to bring questions about how their own research might utilize GIS. In this workshop, these questions will be addressed at both a theoretical (can it be done? / what is the value?) and practical (what do I need? / how do I build it?) level.
Over the past three decades, digital technology has become an important tool for artistic creativity in the different art forms: literature, visual arts, cinema, and music, and it has enabled the creation of new hybrid (and often conceptual) art forms. We invite you to three presentations from the field of New Media Arts that examine a few of the ways that digital technology is changing how people both create and relate to the arts.
How is an e-journal different from a printed periodical? What is involved in the production process of an online publication? Electronic resources have been reshaping significantly the ways in which we conduct research, but how are online publications contributing to changing scholarly practices in the Humanities? Come to this talk to find out!
Come learn about some of the fascinating and groundbreaking work that UMass graduate students are doing in the digital humanities!
The ‘Public’ in Media and Asian-Americans Online Mediations of Public and Community Imaginaries Linh Dich, PhD student in the Department of English, UMass
Digital Technology and the Practice of Public History: Using Omeka to Create a Walking Tour of Civil War Amherst Tom Hohenstein, Jaimie Kircklighter, Janiece Blackmon, and Patrick Condon, graduate students in the Department of History, UMass