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UNCW Digital Humanities Initiative presents:

The Boundaries of Digital Humanities

This talk considers the boundary trouble of digital humanities, variously described as a field, a metadiscipline, a community of practice, an academic fad, or—according to Matthew Kirschenbaum—a “tactical term.” While DH can be useful in some contexts, in others it creates problems. I draw upon my own experiences implementing DH at research universities and within my own scholarly work and teaching to reframe DH in terms of field conversations, collaboration, and interdisciplinarity.

Monday, April 6, 2020, 3:30 p.m., Bear Hall 106

Light refreshments will be served.

Paul Fyfe is an associate professor of English at North Carolina State University. His research and teaching compass British Victorian literature, comparative media studies, and digital humanities. He is the author of By Accident or Design: Writing the Victorian Metropolis (Oxford UP 2015, paperback 2020) and is working on a new book called Digital Victorians: Technology, Literature, and Transmission which has been generously supported by the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Humanities Center. He participates in a number of DH projects including: Oceanic Exchanges which tracks information flow across international nineteenth-century newspaper networks; Illustrated Image Analytics which experiments with how computer vision can search and sort Victorian periodical illustrations; and Victoria's Lost Pavilion which virtually reconstructs Queen Victoria's garden pavilion as a three-dimensional model.

This event is sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and Randall Library.

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