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In Meetings

By Charlie Edwards

October 4: Seminar Meeting & Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant Showcase

On 01, Oct 2012 | In Meetings | By Charlie Edwards

Please join the CUNY Digital Studies/Digital Humanities Seminar this Thursday October 4, 2012 for our first meeting of the Fall 2012 semester. We will discuss plans for the upcoming year and winners of the Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants will present their project work to date. This newly-launched award supports innovative digital projects designed, created, programmed, or administered by doctoral and master’s students at the CUNY Graduate Center.

The event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!


Thursday, October 4, 2102, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Room C205, CUNY Graduate Center

Seminar Meeting & Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant Showcase


Sharing their work will be:

Naomi Barrettara (Musicology): The Open Music History Project

The Open Music History Project will be an open music history “textbook,” designed to ultimately be an interactive, flexible, adaptable, affordable, and freely available online resource for teachers and students of western music history.


Amanda Licastro (English): The Writing Studies Tree

The Writing Studies Tree is an online, open-access, crowd-sourced database of scholarly relationships within writing studies, composition/rhetoric and related academic fields. The other members of the team are Ben Miller (English) and Jill Belli (Assistant Professor, English, City Tech).


Micki Kaufman (U.S. History): “Data Mining Diplomacy”: A Computational Analysis of the State Department’s Foreign Policy Files

This research project is an application of big data computational techniques like those employed by Michel et al. (“Culturomics: Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books”) and Nelson (“Mining the Dispatch”) to the study of diplomatic history.


Jacob Lederman (Sociology): Urban Sociology Digital Mapping and Presentation Tool

This project proposes creating a collaborative, customized Google mapping tool to be housed on an urban sociology class portal where students can upload data, photos, and systematic observations to generate a living, interactive “quilt” or patchwork of social scientific knowledge on various neighborhoods of the city.


Antonia Santangelo (Anthropology): The Black Sea Fish and Mollusca Project

The Black Sea Fish and Mollusca Project employs Omeka, an open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions, to showcase a physical comparative collection of fish skeletons and mollusc shells from the Black Sea coastal regions of Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, Ukraine, Russia and Georgia.


Rondi Silva (Urban Education): Debunking the “Dropout” Stereotype

This multi-modal study aims to challenge conventional views of “dropping out” and “dropouts” using video modules co-created and curated by its youth participants.


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