Digital Humanities
@ Pratt

Inquiries into culture, meaning, and human value meet emerging technologies and cutting-edge skills at Pratt Institute's School of Information

Pratt launches new Advanced Certificate in Digital Humanities

The Advanced Certificate in Digital Humanities reflects the latest trends in the intersection of digital humanities and the information professions, including digital cultural heritage; data collection, analysis, and visualization; instructional technology and pedagogy; user experience; and the changing natures of research, publication, and outreach in the digital age. Courses emphasize the special role of information professionals in supporting digital humanities…

Deimosa Webber-Bey (’13) publishes article on Runaway Quilt Project

Pratt SILS alum Deimosa Webber-Bey published an article on her The Runaway Quilt project in Issue 6 of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. The project started while Deimosa was a student in the Digital Humanities and Information Visualization courses at SILS. Read the open access article at http://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/runaway-quilt-project-digital-humanities-exploration-of-quilting-during-the-era-of-slavery.

Profs. Sula and Miller (’13) co-author article on citation studies in Literary & Linguistic Computing

Profs. Chris Alen Sula and Matt Miller (’13) published a new article in Literary & Linguistic Computing 29(3) on “Citations, Contexts, and Humanistic Discourse: Toward Automatic Extraction and Classification.” The abstract of the paper is below, and the paper is free to download through LCC for the next three months: http://llc.oxfordjournals.org/content/29/3/452. This paper examines prospects and limitations of citation studies…

Pratt SILS announces new program concentration in digital humanities

Coordinated by Pratt SILS Assistant Professor Chris Alen Sula, the DH concentration (within the MS LIS degree) addresses the range of issues involved in digital humanities, from digitizing primary sources and creating content systems to analyzing data and exploring new platforms for research and publication. By the end of the concentration, students are able bring skills in digitization, preservation, metadata,…

Visualizing Poetry: Multivariate Data Analysis with Poem Viewer

Introduction to Poem Viewer Poem Viewer was developed by a multidisciplinary team of computer scientist, linguist, poets, and literary scholars at the University of Oxford and the University of Utah under the Digging into Data Challenge. It is an in browser tool that supports close reading through multivariate data analysis. Users are able to visualize, interact with, and identify the…

Event Review: Brooklyn Public Library Volunteer Seminar

On Thursday December 1st, members from the Brooklyn Public library introduced a group of interested Pratt LIS students to the prison library programs in NYC. Nick Franklin from the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) discussed the services he and others help to provide to Rikers Island prison system, including visitation with circulating materials, reader advisory, reference services, and a video call…

NAGPRA, Cultural Heritage, and Twenty-One Years of Repatriation

Introduction In the paper she presented at the 2009 Proceedings of the Libraries in the Digital Age conference, Digital Cultural Heritage: Concepts, Projects, and Emerging Constructions of Heritage, Marija Dalbello touches on the role of both digital and physical cultural heritage in collective memory formation. She explains that “eliciting and recording public conversation about heritage today raises new questions about…