Lightning Rounds

Session 601 – Lightning Rounds

Sunday, June 22nd, 10:45am-12:15pm


Scarlatina in Kentucky: Organizing Archival Material Utilizing Online Digital Software

Katharine Elmore, University of Kentucky

Elmore will be proposing an in-depth look into the 1870’s scarlet fever epidemic in Kentucky, using a content management system and archival collections from the University of Kentucky’s Special Collections Library, focusing on both the collection and use of the digital tool to expand its usefulness and importance in the library setting beyond the historical printed materials.

Honoring the Centenary: Using a Digitized Library Exhibit to Teach An Honors Class on World War One

Robert S. Means, Brigham Young University

Means will discuss teaching a “Writers and Literature of the Great War (1914-1918)” course at Brigham Young University where students will see and handle the original, archival works during class time held in BYU Special Collections, then use a virtual exhibit website to reread and study the texts outside of class.

The University of Kansas Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities: A model for library/campus collaboration in supporting digital humanities

Brian Rosenblum, Kansas University Libraries

Rosenblum will describe the important role of the KU Libraries in the University of Kansas Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH) partnership, discuss some of the challenges and benefits of this model, and present some of our plans for the future as we continue to expand IDRH.

The Cloud Takes Up Space: Assessing Materiality in the Digital Humanities

Nabeel Siddiqui, Rutgers University Libraries

In order to create a more apparent link between digital humanities and data curation, Siddiqui draws on the writings of new materialist philosopher Manuel DeLanda to reenvision the praxis of data curation and digital humanities, resulting in “data assemblages.”  Siddiqui will then delve into the Deleuzian notion of assemblages and assess the way that it applies to computational data in the humanities and the sciences.

From Material to Digital and Back Again: 3D printers in libraries and the digital humanities

Amanda Tickner, College of William and Mary

Tickner will discuss the presence of 3D printers in library settings and give examples of how 3D printers have been used for digital humanities or related endeavors- such as the models of artifacts made available by the Smithsonian and the 3D data visualization model, FHQ III.