Digital Humanities Seminar Series starts Sept. 26

September 11, 2014

A Digital Humanities Seminar Series, scheduled for this fall, will introduce some of the key approaches and tools utilized across digital humanities scholarship. Participants will be given exposure to best practices in the field's methodology, as well as have an opportunity to discuss the scholarly implications of digital research methods. Each seminar will focus on a specific aspect of the digital humanities, and participants will not need previous knowledge of the topic presented. This seminar series is particularly suited to humanities students and faculty looking to use computation in their own research, but it would also be of interest to those curious about the Digital Humanities.

The series includes:

• Introduction to Digital Humanities, noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 26, and repeated noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 16
23 Pattee Library (News and Microforms Library)
Instructors: James O'Sullivan, digital humanities research designer, and Dawn Childress, Kalin Librarian for Technological Innovations in the Humanities and Humanities Librarian

• Computing Fundamentals for Humanities Scholars, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 8
140 Pattee Library (Knowledge Commons)
Instructors: James O'Sullivan and Andrew Gearhart, publishing services Web developer

• Digital Literary Studies Seminar Series (3 parts):

I. Computational Stylistics, noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 30, 23 Pattee Library (News and Microforms Library), Instructor: James O'Sullivan

II. Network Analysis, noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 20, 23 Pattee Library (News and Microforms Library), Instructors: Dawn Childress and James O'Sullivan

III. Digital Scholarly Editing, noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 4, 23 Pattee Library (News and Microforms Library), Instructors: Dawn Childress and James O'Sullivan

• Content Management Systems for the Humanities, 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 13
140 Pattee Library (Knowledge Commons)
Instructors: Kate Miffitt, director of digital pedagogy and scholarship, and James O'Sullivan

• Introduction to Git, 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 3,140 Pattee Library (Knowledge Commons)
Instructor: Dan Coughlin, director of SaS Development

Registration is open to all Penn State students and faculty. To register, or for more information on these and other events, visit the Humanities Lab website, or contact James O'Sullivan ( and Dawn Childress (

The Digital Humanities Seminar Series is sponsored by the University Libraries, the College of the Liberal Arts, and Information Technology Services and Solutions.

For more information or for questions about the physical access provided, contact Dawn Childress at or 814-865-0660.


Last Updated September 12, 2014