On Friday, April 7th, the http://csdk.shanti.virginia.edu/ will be hosting a Page-Barbour conference featuring Matt Jockers, Professor of English at the University of Nebraska and Director of the Nebraska Literary Lab. Jockers is former Director of the Stanford Literary Lab and is well known for his work on computational text analysis.
The conference is entitled “DH+DS: The Machine as Horizon of Interpretation” and will focus on the exchange of ideas and perspectives between digital humanities and data science. There will be two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Food and refreshments will be served at each.
The morning session will take place in Nau Hall, Room 101, from 9:00am until noon. It will feature a keynote address from Professor Jockers and will be followed by a panel discussion with members from the university community representing a range of disciplines, including the sciences and humanities.
The afternoon session will take place in Alderman Library, Room 317, and will begin at 2:00pm. It will feature a conversation with Professor Jockers and the Data Science Institute’s Presidential Fellows, whose projects exemplify collaboration between data science and the human sciences. This event will be followed by a reception during which guests may converse individually with Professor Jockers and the Fellows.
Please click here to RSVP (not necessary, but helpful for planning). For more information about the conference, please visit our page. And to learn more about DH initiatives at UVa, please click here.