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Doing Pre-modern Digital Humanities

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022. 05:30 PM
Meeting Location: 
CESTA Seminar Room Fourth Floor, Bldg 160; Zoom
Workshop: 
Critical Data Practices in Humanities Research
Meeting Description: 

As digital humanists, we work in modern languages, but we do not necessarily work on them. The technologies and resources we work with are often designed not just for particular modern languages (e.g. the focus of natural language research on English), but for particular language paradigms that are not historically immutable. For scholars working on early printed material, aligning modern tools with premodern textual conventions such as irregular spelling, now archaic language, or rubrication is simply another part of doing work in the digital humanities, while for scholars working with manuscript sources, the problems—abbreviations, mixed use of scripts, variant letterforms and more—are even more numerous and inescapable. How do we approach these problems? What technical solutions are available, and what do we lose in implementing them? What can our work on pre-modern language teach us about how to work with modern language?

This event will be held in a hybrid format. Pre-registraiton is required. >>

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