Scott Nesbit moderated the panel, “New Media and the Future of Civil War History” at the Gettysburg College conference, The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the 150th.
The Digital Scholarship Lab has been awarded a $750,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the digital atlas of American history project.
Ed Ayers presented the keynote at the Annual Educause Conference in Denver entitled “Discovery in a Digital World”.
Rob Nelson spoke at Educause 2012 on the opportunity and challenges for liberal arts colleges interested in engaging with the digital humanities as part of a panel on “Digital Scholarship at Liberal Arts Colleges.”
Rob Nelson spoke on “Analyzing Nationalism and Other Slippery ‘Isms’” at the NEH-sponsored workshop Topic Modeling in Humanities Research at MITH.
Rob Nelson made a presentation “Means and Ends in Civil War Nationalism and the Digital Humanities” at the Digital Humanities 2012 conference in Hamburg, Germany as part of a panel on topic modeling. A recording of the presentation is available online.
Rob Nelson and Scott Nesbit each presented papers on a panel “Maps, Models, Machines: New Methods in Civil War History” at the Society of Civil War Historians Biennial Meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. Nelson’s paper was titled “Bullets and Ballots: The Instrumental Uses of Civil War Nationlism”; Nesbit’s (co-written with Grant DeLozier, Grant T. Floyd, John McIntosh, and May Yuan from the University of Oklahoma) “Mapping All the Troops.”
The Chronicle of Higher Education has written an article on the DSL’s latest project, “Visualizing Emancipation.”
Rob Nelson along with Christine Berkowitz from the University of Toronto Scarborough together made a presentation “History Engine 2.0: Researching Locally, Collaborating Globally” at the NITLE Symposium: Inventing the Future in Arlington, Virginia. They outlined future directions for the History Engine, including a revamp of the way the History Engine handles geography that will enable to project to grow beyond US history. The History Engine was also featured prominently in a session from History Engine contributors Kathryn Tomasek, Julian Chambliss, and Lloyd Benson.