Digital Editing, Digital Humanities

A One-Day Symposium at the University of Sydney

Woolley Common Room, Level 4 Woolley Building

Friday 10 December, 9.30am-5pm

Plenary Speaker: Bethany Nowviskie, University of Virginia

This event brings together scholars, artists, and archivists working within the digital domain, both in Sydney and further afield. A primary focus of the symposium is to raise awareness of the variety of digital projects currently in progress in the Digital Humanities, and to discuss the kinds of digital resources available to scholars.

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The symposium aims to showcase projects across the humanities, and to foster discussion of potential collaboration, funding, and the best use of available and potential resources. Three sessions will follow the plenary:

1.    scholarly editing of medieval and modern literary texts;

2.    projects in the visual arts, Buddhist Studies, history, the culture of robotics;

3.    a roundtable concerning resources on campus, including SETIS, Heurist and Fisher e-Scholarship.

Digital Editing, Digital Humanities will be a free event. Please RSVP for catering purposes. The Symposium will be followed by a dinner locally.

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Draft Schedule

9.30            Welcome and Opening Comments

9.45            Plenary, Bethany Nowviskie (University of Virginia)

10.45          Morning Tea

11.15          Session One – Digital Scholarly Editions: Medieval and Modern

Chair: Professor Paul Eggert (Charles Harpur Project)

Hannah Burrows (Skaldic Poetry Project)

Elizabeth Webby, Margaret Harris (Patrick White Project)

Lawrence Warner (Piers Plowman Project)

Mark Byron (Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscripts)

12.30        Lunch

1.30           Session Two – Digital Humanities, Digital Cultures

Chair: Lawrence Warner

Mark Allon (Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project)

Jon Walker (History,

Ross Gibson (Digital Speculation Engine, Photography)

Chris Chesher (Cultural Context of Robotics)

3.00            Afternoon Tea

3.30            Session Three – Roundtable: Digital Resources

Chair: Mark Byron

Ross Coleman and Rowan Brownlee (Fisher e-Scholarship)

Creagh Cole (Fisher Library, SETIS)

Steven Hayes (Heurist, Archaeology Computing Lab)

4.30            Book Launch, Stephanie Trigg (University of Melbourne)

Lawrence Warner, The Lost History of Piers Plowman (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010)

7.00            Dinner Locally (RSVP before December 10)

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Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary British and American Literature, Department of English, University of Sydney
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