November 12: Connect with Research
The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) are partnering to present “Connect with Research,” a showcase of a variety of ways faculty in humanities and humanities-related fields are using digital technology as part of their research.
Four faculty presenters will talk for about 10 minutes about their digital scholarly projects. After the presentations, presenters and participants will then have an opportunity to talk about each presented topic at rotating round-table discussions. All are invited to come learn and talk about ways that digital technology might play a role in their research. Dessert and coffee will be served.
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Jones Room, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Third Floor
Or join in the live web stream of the event via Adobe Connect at this link!
Adobe Connect participants must supply their own dessert and coffee 😉
Abdullahi An-Na’im, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, will talk about his blog, “The Future of Sharia,” which takes the controversial concepts from his research and writing and opens them up to global public debate. The blog builds on his 2008 book, Islam and the Secular State, in which he tackles complex issues about government secularism and Sharia (Islamic law).
Cheryl Crowley, Associate Professor in the Department of Russian & East Asian Languages & Cultures, will discuss her project titled Hacking Haiku. In partnership with the ECDS, she is working to digitize a travel journal written by the Japanese poet Tagami Kikusha in the nineteenth century. Kikusha wrote haikai, the genre now called haiku. She and the ECDS team have been creating a database of the hundreds of poems, linking them to the GPS coordinates of the sites the poet visited and other information.
Jesse Karlsberg, Post-doctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities Publishing, ECDS. Karlsberg is editing a digital critical edition of Joseph Stephen James’s 1911 Original Sacred Harp, a companion to the Centennial Edition he edited published by Pitts Theology Library and the Sacred Harp Publishing Company this February. The digital edition uses Readux, a tool for annotating and publishing digital critical editions developed by a team from ECDS and the library’s software development team with which he has served as lead scholar.
Michael A. Elliott, Professor of English, will speak on the future of the monograph in the digital era. At the request of the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, a group of Emory faculty met over the course of last year to consider issues related to the digital publication of long-form scholarship in the humanities. Professor Elliott will summarize the findings of that group and its report to Mellon, including key questions that remain unresolved as university presses adopt new digital publication formats.
Please RSVP by November 5 at this link.