Recap: A Visit from Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive

Photo: Kahle and MacKie-Mason in conversation

Over the course of the last twenty years, research and cultural heritage institutions have engaged in a massive effort to digitize the world’s knowledge. Digital collections have expanded from the projects of individual scholars or libraries; materials are now linked together in increasingly large and complex digital repositories, such as the California Digital Library and the Digital Public Library of America.

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DH Fellows Lecture Series Begins March 18th

The Digital Humanities Fellows Lecture Series begins on Friday, March 18th. The DH Fellows Lecture Series brings together the campus DH community for the scholarly presentation and informal discussion of specific aspects of digital humanities practice. Each meeting a different Fellow presents their ongoing work before the conversation is opened to hands-on experimentation in addition to questions, and comments. Intended to further the critical understanding and practice of the digital humanities at Berkeley, these lectures are intended for both existing and prospective DH practitioners.

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DH Fellow Michael Zellmann-Rohrer Builds Database of Greek and Latin Incantations

Photo: Michael Zellmann-Rohrer exhibits papyrus fragments at the Bancroft Library

DH Fellow Michael Zellmann-Rohrer, PhD candidate in Classics and Medieval Studies, is building a new database of Greek and Latin incantations to support his dissertation. The Digital Corpus of Texts for the Study of Magical Ritual gathers together 2,000 texts, including Greek sources from the fifth century B.C. through modern Greece, as well as Latin sources from Roman antiquity through the Middle Ages. Among the texts are spells for protection, healing, curses, and erotic power.

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A Season of Electronic Literature: No Legacy Exhibit Opens March 11

banner: No Legacy || Literatura electrónica

March marks the beginning of an exciting program in electronic literature, organized by DH Fellow Alex Saum-Pascual, Assistant Professor in Spanish and Portuguese. Electronic literature (or e-lit), as defined by the Electronic Literature Organization, refers to “works with important literary aspects that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the stand-alone or networked computer” and encompasses a broad set of forms and practices.

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