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2019 Digital Humanities Fair, April 15-18

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11:30 pm | 4/15/2019Until 1:00 am | 4/20/2019

Please join us for the 2019 Digital Humanities Fair, April 15-18! The DH Fair is an annual event that offers the UC Berkeley community the opportunity to share projects at various stages of development, receive invaluable feedback from peers, and reflect on the field more broadly.

Please note that the Poster Session/Reception and Keynote are free ticketed events. We recommend getting your tickets early.

DH Fair Reception and Poster Session
Monday, April 15th

Help us kick off the 2019 DH Fair by browsing posters on recent DH work at Berkeley and enjoying refreshments with colleagues. Free tickets required.

You can also propose a poster to present at the Reception by April 8th.

Keynote: Zeynep Tufekci
Hate Speech, Algorithms, and Digital Connectivity
Monday, April 15th

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. Dr. Zeynep Tufekci is an Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), the author of Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protests, and a New York Times opinion writer. She is a faculty associate at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. This talk requires a (free) seat reservation. Reservations will be made available to book at 10am on 4/05/19. Watch the Facebook page for updates.

DH+Lib: Building and Preserving Collections for Digital Humanities Research
Wednesday, April 17th
Doe Library 180

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 for Ancient Egyptian Antiquities
Rita Lucarelli, Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley
Thursday, April 18th
Art History/Classics Library, Doe 308A

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, Associate Professor of Egyptology, 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."

D-Lab, Digital Humanities at Berkeley, 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, History of Art/The Visual Resources Center, Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology (AHMA) Colloquium

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