chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities & Computer Science

November 17-19, 2017 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL



FRIDAY, NOVember 17:


Illinois Tech Mies Campus, Siegel Hall, 3301 S. Dearborn Street

Mining Diverse Texts for Location and Sentiment, Room 218 (1-4 PM)

    • Robin Burke, DePaul University
    • Ana Lucic, DePaul University
    • John Shanahan, DePaul University
    • Megan Bernal, DePaul University

We will give advice and hands-on strategies for applying natural language tools to full-text data using the HathiTrust Data Capsule, the Stanford Natural Language Toolkit, GoogleMaps APIs, and other resources.

No prior experience with the analysis of spatial data is assumed, but some experience with programming is desirable. Please visit this site for more information and for instructions on downloading the necessary software for the workshop.

Virtual Reality, Spatial Sound and New Ethnographic Techniques, Siegel Hall 204 (2-4 PM) Cancelled

Ons Barnat

Registration: 5-5:30 PM

Illinois Tech Downtown Campus, 565 W. Adams Street

Welcome Address: 5:30-5:45 PM (Room 270)

Christine Himes, Dean of Lewis College of Human Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology

Keynote: 5:45-6:30 PM (Room 270)

Poetic Operations: Toward Algorithmic Analysis

    • micha cárdenas, University of Washington, Bothell

Keynote reception: 6:30-7:30 PM (Morris Hall)

Saturday, November 18:

Illinois Tech Downtown Campus, 565 W. Adams Street

Registration: 8:30-9 AM (2nd Floor)

Coffee and Pastries

Panel 1: 9-10:30 AM (Room 270)

"Models to Evaluate the Chicago School in 105'000 Books and Periodicals"

    • Dan Costa Baciu, Illinois Institute of Technology

"Connecting Interfaces to Big Data: A Template Interface Methodology for Social Media Analysis"

    • John R. Gallagher, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"Linking ‘big data’ about early music books, musicians and repertoires through the Books of Hispanic Polyphony online database"

    • Andrea Puentes-Blanco, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, Institución Milá y Fontanals, Barcelona)

Panel 2: 10:45 AM -12:15 PM (Room 270)

"Crowdsourcing, Curriculum, and Data Collection"

    • Matthew Clarke, Newberry Library
    • Matt Krc, Newberry Library
    • Jen Wolfe, Newberry Library

"BIASES: Bilingual Internet Approaches to Systematically Examine Sources"

    • Elliot Frank, Team BIASES
    • Rose Garay, Team BIASES

"Digital Copyright Law and the Digital Humanities: A Conceptual Reflection"

    • Nikhil Moro, Norfolk State University

Lunch: 12:15-1:15 PM (Morris Hall)

Panel 3: 1:15-2:45 PM (Room 270)

"Loose Canon: Patterns of Prizewinning among Debut Novelists"

    • James Clawson, Grambling State University in Louisiana

"Benford's Law and the English Language : A Google Ngrams Investigation"

    • Patrick Juola, Duquesne University

"Can online digital archives replace hands-on learning? A reflection"

    • Kristen Vogt Veggeberg, University of Illinois At Chicago

Posters: 2:45 - 3:45 PM (1st Floor Lobby)

"The Rise of Rome: Historical Modifications of 'Civilization V'"

    • Scott Farrington, Dickinson College
    • Catalina Ionescu, Dickinson College

"Exile as Electronic Resource: Digitizing Katorga i Ssylka"

    • Mark Moll, Indiana University

"Mapping an Early 20th Century Pompeii Tourist Route with GIS"

    • Rebecca Salem, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Chicago Collections Consortium information table

Panel 4: 3:45-5:15 PM (Room 270)

"The CAMEL Anatolian Atlas: Incorporating 3D Scanning with GIS for Online Digital Mapping"

    • Josh Cannon, University of Chicago

"Corporeal Experience and Materiality of Medieval South Asian Sacred Landscapes"

    • Candis Haak, State University of New York, Oswego

"Mediating the Ga(y)ze in the Virtual Restroom"

    • Michael Anthony DeAnda, Illinois Institute of Technology

Sunday, November 19:

Illinois Tech Downtown Campus, 565 W. Adams Street

Registration: 10-10:30 AM (2nd Floor)

Coffee and Pastries

Panel 5: 10:30 AM -12 PM (Room 270)

"Accidental Haiku: The Historical and Contemporary Function of Text Mining in the Production of Poetry"

    • Tiernan Cahill, Boston University

"'Explore Common Sense:' A Digital Critical Edition"

    • Kate Johnson, Loyola University Chicago
    • Marie Pellissier, Loyola University Chicago
    • Kelly Schmidt, Loyola University Chicago

"An N-gram Corpus for Dutch Newspapers"

    • Patrick Juola, Duquesne University

Panel 6: 12:15-1:45 PM (Room 270)

"City Slave Girls: Visualizing Ownership"

    • Rebecca Parker, Loyola University Chicago

"The Well Read President"

    • Karen Sieber, Loyola University Chicago

"Separating Markup from Text"

    • Ronald I. Greenberg, Loyola University Chicago
    • George K. Thiruvathukal, Loyola University Chicago