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SLA Cincinnati - UC Digital Humanities Speaker Constance Crompton
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11/19/2015 to 11/20/2015
When: 11/19/2015
1:30 PM
Where: University of Cincinnati Langsam Library
Presenter: Dr. Constance Crompton

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UC Libraries is thrilled to welcome to campus November 19 and 20 the next expert in the Digital Humanities Speaker Series Dr. Constance Crompton, assistant professor of digital humanities and English, Department of Critical Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia. She will present a series of talks and hands-on workshops, all free and open to the public, in the Walter C. Langsam Library. Participants are encouraged to come to any or all sessions that are of interest to them and to their work.

Thursday, November 19

Session #1: 1:30pm-2:30pm – Planning for Success: Project Management for the Digital Humanities… and Beyond! Langsam Library 480

Friday, November 20 (Participants are encouraged to bring laptops for the Friday sessions)

Session#2: 10-11:30am – Keynote – Making History: Collaboration, Collection and Creation in the Digital Humanities, Langsam Library 462

LUNCH: 11:30-12:30pm – Langsam Library 480

Session #3: 12:30-1:30pm – What the Computer Doesn’t Know…:Representing Primary Source Documents in TEI (Overview of the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines – see
http://www.tei-c.org/index.xml for more information), Langsam Library 462

Session #4: 2-4pm – Digital Humanities in the Classroom: Tools, Tips, and Tricks, Langsam Library 462


In addition to digital humanities, Dr. Crompton’s research interests include queer history, Victorian visual and popular culture and code as a representative medium. She is co-director of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project and a researcher with Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE). Dr. Crompton also serves as the associate director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria. She has extensive expertise in literary text-encoding and the philosophy, theory and practicalities of encoding in XML (Extensible Markup Language) using the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines.

The development and implementation of the Digital Humanities Speaker Series is part of UC Libraries’ Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship Strategic Initiative, which aims to build engagement and awareness of digital humanities and digital scholarship within UC Libraries and the university. More about the Libraries’ Strategic Plan can be found online at http://www.libraries.uc.edu/about/strategic-plan.html.

For more information, contact Arlene Johnson, associate senior librarian and digital humanities strategist, at (513) 556-1417 or via e-mail arlene.johnson@uc.edu.

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