Monday, February 4, 2013

2012 in Review: More DH case studies (Week 3)

When: Friday 12 October 2012, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Where: Arts 1.33 / CHE Seminar Room

We continued to share experiences and examined two additional case studies from UWA.

Patricia Alessi (@Patricia_Alessi) outlined how she is creating repertoire lists of 17th century English opera singers/actresses using DH resources such as the Restoration Theatre Song Archive and explained how this process had inspired ideas for a future DH project.

Robin Adamson, a UWA humanities computing pioneer, explained how she used computers in her analysis of Albert Camus’ L'√Čtranger in 1966. Robin was one of the first people at UWA to practice digital humanities and she brought in some amazing artifacts associated with the project.

We also spoke about the Popular Romance Project (@PopularRomance) - a fantastic DH study that explores the "the fascinating, often contradictory origins and influences of popular romance" - discussing Jack Elliott's recent blog post: "Around the World". Jack is a PhD student at the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing (University of Newcastle) and is using a statistics program called 'Breiman and Cutler’s Random Forests' to examine regional differences between romance novels originating from the Antipodes, Europe and North America (among other things).

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