Issues in Digital Scholarship talk with Peter Leonard

peter-leonard-sliderAs a part of the Syracuse University Libraries’ ongoing Issues in Digital Scholarship series, Dr. Peter Leonard, Librarian for Digital Humanities Research at Yale, will be on campus Wednesday, November 12 for a talk on his work with digital methods in the Vogue & Financial Times archives. The talk, entitled “Making Sense: Data-Mining Large Collections of Digitized Cultural Material,” will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Bird Library.

Sponsored by the Syracuse University Libraries’ Research and Scholarship department, the series focused on digital scholarship seeks to explore how scholars in different fields engage digital technologies as the subject matter of their research, in their research methods, their collaborative work, and the systems through which their research is disseminated and preserved. Additionally, we will explore the ways in which the library, the university, and its technology infrastructure can support these modes of scholarship and sustain their future.

All are welcome. Light snacks will be provided.

Peter Leonard is Librarian for Digital Humanities Research at Yale University Library, where he helps scholars answer humanistic questions with quantitative and algorithmic methods. His recent work as Co-Principal Investigator of a Google Digital Humanities Grant has focused on Topic Modeling as a technique for exposing hidden structure in the Nordic-language volumes in Google Books. He received his doctorate in Scandinavian Literature from the University of Washington.

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