What is/are the Digital Humanities? Day of DH 2014

One of the most common questions from those outside (and still inside) the field is "What is/are the Digital Humanities?" Rather than come up with one centrally agreed upon answer, Day of DH celebrates diversity in the digital humanities community. Day of DH is an opportunity to follow along and see for yourself what digital humanists really do, through a worldwide blogging collaboration.

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Feb. 27 4-6PM: Robert Nelson on Topic Modeling and Textual Analysis of the Civil War

Join us next week for the "Computing and Practice of History" event with Dr. Robert Nelson (Digital Scholarship Lab) as he presents his talk, "Topic Modeling and Textual Analysis of the Civil War." 

When: February 27, 4pm - 6pm

Where: Maude Fife (315 Wheeler Hall), Reception to follow at D-Lab (356 Barrows Hall)


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Erik Champion's Upcoming Talks on Cultural Heritage, Virtual Environments, and Gaming

Join us in welcoming internationally renowned Erik Champion to UC Berkeley campus February 10-14, 2014 for a series of workshops and talks on critical gaming in cultural heritage, archaeology, and digital humanities. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear from Erik Champion! Remember to also check out our 'Events' page for a curated list of digital humanities events at UC Berkeley.

(Note the times and locations for each event)

“What is Virtual Heritage?”

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On Preserving Digital Culture & Digital Projects

As someone who studies history, I often think about how our understanding of the past is shaped by our capability to remember and also to preserve.  In my past experience at the colonial archives, I was thrilled to look through handwritten correspondence, but I always felt that my historical interpretation was like guessing at the image of an infinite-numbered piece puzzle while only possessing a few of its pieces.

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