Annual Conference Session
The European Studies Section, in collaboration with colleagues from Library of Congress and support from the Digital Scholarship Section, will feature a panel of digital humanities (DH) experts to discuss international trends, ongoing projects and initiatives in European Studies, as well as perspectives from researchers in the field.
In 1949, Robert Busa and his team of researchers initiated their landmark project, Index Thomisticus, to study the vast corpus of Thomas Aquinas. This transformative project introduced the application of computational tools and methods in the humanities. Since its completion, scholars from around the world have explored new ways to incorporate and interpret digital tools in teaching and learning environments.
The exploration of digital humanities in relation to these environments has unlocked new avenues to promote research collections and humanities scholarship across world regions, languages, and cultures. This prolific growth in digital humanities poses significant challenges and opportunities for research institutions. Although digital humanities as a subset of digital scholarship is often cited and discussed, its global diversity and scope remains under-researched and requires critical attention from libraries and information professionals. The goal of this program is to raise awareness and increase collaboration among DH librarians and educators in European Studies.
Edward Vanhoutte (University College of London Centre for Digital Humanities)
Edward Vanhoutte is Editor-in-Chief of LLC: The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities , a Research Associate of the University College of London Centre for Digital Humanities (UCLDH), and the former Director of Research and Publications in the Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature – KANTL (Gent, Belgium) [2000-2013]. He is the editor of ten (digital) scholarly editions, the co-editor of the DALF Guidelines for the Description and Encoding of Modern Correspondence Material, and the co-author of TEI by Example, http://www.teibyexample.org. His research interests include textual scholarship, (digital) scholarly editing, genetic editing, text encoding and the markup of modern manuscript material next to his overall interest in the history of the field now called the Digital Humanities. He publishes, lectures and blogs widely on these subjects. Among his most recent publications is the book Defining Digital Humanities, co-edited with Melissa Terras and Julianne Nyhan [Ashgate, 2013] which was published in Russian in 2017 and in Chinese in 2019. He is also a food writer and owns a spirits business, The ADURO gin brand and the Bruges Gin Club Gin Bar & Store. See http://www.edwardvanhoutte.org or follow him on Twitter @evanhoutte.
Abigail Potter (Library of Congress)
Abigail Potter is a Senior Innovation Specialist with the Library of Congress Digital Innovation Lab. She's currently working to support new and creative uses of the Library's digital collections that engage diverse audiences. She and the Labs team also pilot new technologies and methodologies that help to realize the Digital Strategy. Since joining the Library of Congress in 2006, Abigail has contributed to launching a public volunteer transcription program By the People, the launch of the Library of Congress Labs site, and was co-chair of the Digital Scholarship Working Group. She also contributed to the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA), the Section 108 Study Group, the Preserving Creative America initiative, and the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC). Prior to joining the Library, Abigail worked on digital publishing and library programs at National Public Radio, the University of Michigan Library, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and the University of Michigan Press. Abigail earned an MS in 2005 from the University of Michigan, School of Information and a BA in 1999 from Western Michigan University.
Glen Worthey (Stanford University)
Glen Worthey has been Digital Humanities Librarian in the Stanford University Libraries since 1997, and was a founding director of the Libraries' Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR). He hosted the international "Digital Humanities 2011" conference at Stanford, and served as Secretary on the International Steering Committee of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), as a convener of ADHO’s "DH in Libraries" Special Interest Group, and as co-Chair of the international program committee for the DH2018 conference held in Mexico City. Glen’s work is focused on the selection, creation, and curation of digital resources for humanities research and teaching at Stanford, and he is a founding member of the Stanford Literary Lab. His academic background is in Russian literature (in which he is ABD at the University of California, Berkeley)
ALA Unit/Subunit: ACRL_DSS, ACRL_ESS
Meeting Type: Forum/Update
Cost: Included with full conference registration.