View our Fall 2017 newsletter and read more about Digital Scholarship, Student, and Faculty Achievements from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Digital Scholarship Specialist Alicia Peaker was chair of the Digital Humanities Conference at McGill University, Montreal in July, where she also presented "The Environmental and Human Costs of Digital Humanities." Dr. Peaker also presented "Models for Digital Humanities Programs at the Digital Humanities & Pedagogy Symposium at Misericordia University and led the graduate workshop “Creating Professional Websites for the Job Market” at Bryn Mawr in September.
In December, the Graduate Community of Learning Digital Scholarship Program, hosted by Alicia Peaker, held a “Coffee and Research Slam” featuring graduate student presentations of ongoing research. Archaeology’s Shannon Dunn presented part of her Master’s thesis research in “Poseidon in the Saronic Gulf: Regional Variance in Coastal Sanctuaries.” Classics’ Stella Fritzell presented “Cyclical Violence in Greek Tragedy and Lanthimos’ Dogtooth (2009).” Andrea Samz-Pustol presented a section of her Master’s thesis research in “The Transport of Quarried Stone in Agrigento, Syracuse and Selinunte, Sicily: A Landscape Approach.” History of Art’s Michelle Smiley presented part of her dissertation research in “Becoming Photography: The American Development of a Medium.” Rachel Starry of Archaeology presented part of her dissertation research in “Analyzing Urban Space in Roman Lycia.”
Jess Linker, CLIR Humanities and Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow, held several introductory workshops on building HTML websites for students in the Bryn Mawr community.
Archaeology’s Rachel Starry held biweekly Community of Learning seminars on the computer programming language R for faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates.
In October, Elena Gittleman, Matthew Jameson, Laurel McLaughlin, and Mechella Yezernitskaya gave joint presentations sharing their experiences creating digital exhibitions. Matthew and Elena shared 3D models, constructed through photogrammetry, as part of the digital exhibition Fragmentary Excess: Body Text, Receptacle as part of the Graduate Group Symposium. Laurel and Mechella discussed their work creating the digital accompaniment to their dual-sited physical exhibition Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms.
Rachel Starry and Andrew Tharler presented on the The Carpenter Carrel Project, a project conducted jointly with fellow Digital Scholarship graduate assistants Stella Fritzell, Elena Gittleman, and Nathanael Roesch. Rachel and Andrew shared the discovery and research process behind the Carpenter Carrel Project, a pedagogical exercise in which students mapped and visualized subjects of books checked out to individual carrels in Carpenter.