About green19@illinois.edu

English and Digital Humanities Librarian at UIUC.

Feb. 6: Lecture by Niko Pfund, president of Oxford UP

Niko Pfund, president of Oxford University Press USA

“A Career in Publishing: What You Need to Know”

Date: February 6, 2017

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Where:  Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 West Nevada Street, Urbana

Sponsored by the Department for Asian American Studies, University Library, and the IPRH.

Please join us on Monday, February 6, for a lunchtime talk by Niko Pfund, president of Oxford University Press USA, on “A Career in Publishing: What You Need to Know,”  at the Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 West Nevada Street.  Cookies and coffee will be provided.


April 22: Scholarly Commons Digital Humanities Lunch Forum on GIS

Scholarly Commons Digital Humanities Lunch Forum: “Getting Going: DIY GIS in Scholarship and the Classroom”

John Randolph, professor, Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time:  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Place:  308 Library

Join us in the Scholarly Commons on Wednesday, April 22nd at 11:30 a.m. for a Digital Humanities Lunch Forum session with John Randolph, professor in the Department of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. John Randolph will describe his efforts to use spatial analysis techniques, as a non-GIS specialist, in the study and teaching of Russian history.

Light refreshments will be provided and attendees are welcome to bring their lunches.

Hosted by the Scholarly Commons, University Library, with thanks to a generous gift from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Questions? Contact Harriett Green at green19@illinois.edu.

Register for the Illinois Digital Humanities Symposium, Feb. 27-28

Register now for the 2015 Illinois Digital Humanities Symposium on February 27-28!

The symposium is hosted by the University Library’s Scholarly Commons and the Institute of Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS).

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Guiliano, assistant professor of history at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, who will deliver the keynote address, “Challenging the Academy: the Future of the Humanities in a 21st Century Digital World.”

Hands-on workshops will be held on the evening of Friday, February 27th at the Main Library, and will feature leading digital humanities practitioners from UIUC teaching on topics such as text analysis, geographical information systems, and data visualization.

A day-long research symposium on Saturday, February 28th at 1000 Lincoln Hall will feature the keynote by Professor Guiliano, followed by research presentations by leading UIUC researchers in digital humanities presenting on current digital research and methodologies.

Learn about digital humanities tools and research methods from UIUC faculty and experts, and join us in building a research community for digital humanities practitioners at Illinois.

This event is made possible thanks to generous support from the Graduate College, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the Department of Communication, and the Department of English.


REGISTER:  https://eventbrite.com/event/15364430425/

For more information, visit http://publish.illinois.edu/digitalhumanities/dh-symposium/

September 25: Machine Learning workshop in Scholarly Commons

Come join us on Thursday, September 25 (TONIGHT if you read this right away) for the first Computational Social Science Brown Bag workshop on machine learning. The session will be led by Andy Pilny, a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication and guest speaker at last spring’s Computational Social Science Workshop.

All levels are welcome, whether you want to find out what exactly “machine learning” is or you have a full-fledged project in the works.  Hope to see you there!

WHAT:  Computational Social Science Brown Bag Workshop: Machine learning, led by Andy Pilny

DATE: Thursday, September 25

TIME: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Scholarly Commons, 308 Main Library (take the stairs/elevator on the Wright Street side of the building)

September 17th: “The Future of Scholarly Communications”

The Scholarly Commons and IPRH are co-sponsoring a panel on “The Future of Scholarly Communication” with Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association), Seth Denbo (Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives, American Historical Association), and Maria Bonn (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, UIUC).

DATE: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

TIME: 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum (600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana)

See http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/4639?eventId=31764314/ for full details!

June 3: IPRH Digital Humanities Reading Group

Come out to the first meeting of the IPRH Digital Humanities Reading Group on Tuesday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Quality Bar in downtown Champaign. Here is some more information about the group:

We are interested in developing critically grounded perspectives on what it means to do digital humanities work in various institutional contexts. As a starting point, we will examine some prominent pieces that discuss themes related to defining, critiquing, practicing, and teaching “digital” humanities. We hope to supplement these readings with additional perspectives informed by the interests, scholarship, and work of those who do digital humanities on campus.

This first meeting will be focused on getting to know everyone’s interests, but to get the conversation started, here are three short pieces that reflect a recent debate about what “digital humanities” is and its role in humanities scholarship more broadly.

Adam Kirsch, Technology Is Taking Over English Departments: The false promise of the digital humanities

Ryan Cordell, On Ignoring Encoding

Chad Wellman, The Humanities in Full: Polemics Against the Two-Culture Fallacy

If you have any questions at all, contact Brandon Locke at blocke2[at][illinois.edu or Sveta Stoytcheva at stytchv2[at]illinois.edu.

TEI Workshop at GSLIS

Spend a weekend learning about the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) markup language, an important tool for digital humanities research! Take the “Introduction to Text Encoding with TEI” workshop at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) and learn the fundamentals of using XML for research, teaching, electronic publishing, and management of digital text collections. This hands-on workshop will be taught by Julia Flanders and Syd Bauman, experts known for their work on the Women Writers Project. During the two-and-a-half day course, participants will learn how to work with XML technologies to develop digital representations of texts using the TEI standard. The workshop will take place in the GSLIS building, beginning Friday, April 25 and ending Sunday, April 27, 2014.


Schedule, Cost, and Registration

Participants will meet in the GSLIS Learning Resource Lab for an introductory session on Friday evening and two full-day sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Participation is currently limited to 30 people seated at desktop workstations. Since there is limited space at this year’s Workshop, personal laptops will not be permitted.   Participants without prior markup experience will be asked to introduce themselves to TEI and XML by reading through a short suggested reading list, provided after registration.
Per person, the cost of the workshop is:
$30 for current UIUC students;
$125 for UIUC faculty, staff, and alumni;
$300 for non-UIUC affiliates.

You must sign up and pay in advance to attend. To reserve your spot and begin the registration process, please email tei-workshop@illinois.edu with the following information:

phone number
University of Illinois ID number
(if you are an alumni, your year of graduation)
(if you aren’t affiliated with the U of I, the name of the institution with which you are affiliated)

Those interested in attending the workshop are encouraged to register as soon as possible as space is limited and the course fills up quickly. A registration waitlist will be kept after capacity is exceeded.  Since this TEI Workshop has been rescheduled and there is an extremely short timeline, there will be no opportunity to obtain a refund and registration payments must be made ASAP.

This year’s workshop is co-organized by Artie Berns, Ashley M. Clark, and Megan Senseney. If you have any questions, please contact us at: tei-workshop@illinois.edu or (217) 244-5574.


About the Text Encoding Initiative


A seminal effort in the digital humanities community, the TEI is “an international and interdisciplinary standard that helps libraries, museums, publishers, and individual scholars represent all kinds of literary and linguistic texts for online research and teaching, using an encoding scheme that is maximally expressive and minimally obsolescent.” Allen Renear, GSLIS professor and interim dean, and John Unsworth, former GSLIS dean, have long been involved with the TEI community, and use of TEI markup is growing steadily. More information on the TEI can be found at the TEI Consortium website: http://www.tei-c.org/.


About the Instructors


Julia Flanders and Syd Bauman are active participants within the TEI and the Association for Computers and the Humanities. They have led numerous workshops, teaching the TEI standard to diverse groups at all levels of technical accomplishment. Julia and Syd work on the Women Writers Project (http://www.wwp.brown.edu/), a major text encoding effort of Northeastern University’s Digital Scholarship Group. Julia is Director of the Women Writers Project, as well as Professor of the Practice of English at Northeastern University. Syd is Senior Analyst for the Women Writers Project and former North American Editor of the TEI Guidelines.

October 24: Victoria Stodden for Open Access Week

Dr. Victoria Stodden: “Opportunities and Challenges for Open Data and Code: Facilitating Reproducibility”

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom, 601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana

Refreshments at 9:30
Talk and Conversation from 10-11:30

The University Library invites the campus community to join a conversation with Victoria Stodden (Columbia University) on “Opportunities and Challenges for Open Data and Code: Facilitating Reproducibility”.

Known for her research and policy work on open data and reproducible science, Victoria Stodden is an assistant professor of Statistics at Columbia University and with the Columbia University Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering. After pursuing degrees at Stanford in Statistics and Law, her research has focused on the problem of enabling reproducibility in computational science. Victoria has developed the acclaimed “Reproducible Research Standard,” a suite of open licensing recommendations for the dissemination of computational result and is the co-founder of RunMyCode, an “open platform for disseminating the code and data associated with published results, and enabling independent and public cloud-based verification of methods and findings.” She serves on the National Academies of Science Committee on “Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process” and on the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI).

For more information, see http://go.illinois.edu/vstodden

Learn more about Open Access Week events! http://go.illinois.edu/openaccessweek

Sponsored by the Scholarly Commons of the University Library and made possible through a generous gift from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.