Digital Humanities Fair at Berkeley

DH Fair April 15-18

April 15, 2019 marks the beginning of the annual Digital Humanities Fair, a week-long series of events that offers the UC Berkeley community the opportunity to share projects at various stages of development, receive invaluable feedback from peers, and reflect on the field more broadly. This year’s DH Fair features a keynote speech from Zeynep Tufekci and a poster session with presentation opportunities for UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty.

The DH Fair will open with a poster session and reception at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive from 4:30-6PM on Monday, April 15. Learn about research in the Digital Humanities being conducted at UC Berkeley, while enjoying refreshments. Please RSVP here. This is a wonderful opportunity for DH scholars to showcase their work. Poster proposals are due by 10pm on Monday, April 8.

The reception is followed by the keynote speech by techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci, an expert on the relationship between social media and social movements. Tufekci will enter into dialogue with campus hate speech researchers on what it means to enter into an age of digital connectivity and machine intelligence in which algorithms are increasingly used to make consequential decisions about us. Tufekci is an Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), the author of Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protests, and a New York Times opinion writer. She is a faculty associate at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. The keynote begins at 6:30PM, also at BAMPFA. Free ticket reservations are required.

Next, join us for DH+LIB panel on Wednesday, April 17th, 9:30- 11AM in Doe 180, where Kathryn Stine, Mary Elings, and Gisèle Tanasse will discuss their experience building and preserving collections for digital humanities projects and the tools used to do so.

The final event of the DH Fair takes place in the Art History/Classics Library, Doe Library 308A on Thursday, April 18th, 4PM, where UC Berkeley professor Rita Lucarelli will be giving a lecture entitled “3D Printed Replicas vs Their Originals for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities.” Lucarelli will be discussing the research value of the 3D models of ancient Egyptian coffins produced for the “Book of the Dead in 3D” project. This lecture is also part of the Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology (AHMA) Colloquium, “Digital Humanities and the Ancient World.”

We look forward to having you join us for the 2019 Digital Humanities Fair. Please see the DH Fair 2019 website and schedule for additional information.