James Lee Next Speaker in the Digital Humanities Speaker Series on Nov. 1

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UC Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences present James Lee, assistant professor in digital humanities with a specialization in early modern English literature, on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in Langsam Library 462 as the next expert in the Digital Humanities Speaker Series. Open to any and all interested in digital humanities and digital scholarship (DH/DS), Lee will present a research talk and lead a hands-on experimental session. Participants are encouraged to come to either or both sessions that are of interest to them and to their work.

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:
Research Talk – A Digital History of Race before Empire: Mapping a Global Renaissance with 53,829 Texts

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.:
Lunch – all are welcome

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.:
Hands-on Experimental Session – Data Visualization and Social Justice

James Lee joined UC in August 2016 as assistant professor in digital humanities with a specialization in early modern English literature. He is a joint hire between UC Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English and Comparative Literature and is co-director of UC’s first DH/DS Center along with Arlene Johnson, associate senior librarian and digital humanities strategist. Coming to UC from Grinnell College, Lee brings with him both the technical and humanistic expertise in DH that will help UC to enter into dialogue with a network of other prominent players in the DH landscape. He is bringing his current digital projects, including Linked Reading (http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/linkedreading) and the Global Renaissance (http://renaissanceglobe.com), under the aegis of UC’s Digital Scholarship Center. His first book, “The Two-Soul’d Animal,” is under contract with Northwestern University Press, and his work has been published, or is forthcoming, in New Literary History, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Studies in Philology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery among other venues. His research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Intel Corporation.

The development and implementation of the 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.

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