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Doing Digital History: Paper Machines, a Talk by Jo Guldi

Date/Time: 
Friday, 25 October 2013 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Lane History Corner, Room 307

Doing Digital History Workshop: Paper Machines

A talk by Jo Guldi, Assistant Professor of History at Brown University

October 25th at Noon
Lane History Corner, room 307
RSVP for lunch to shari.haun@stanford.edu

In the twentieth century, managing global issues in the era of modern, mechanized creation of reports generated bureaucracies such as the university itself, whose archives dwarf those of early modern Europe and invoke a need for new methodological strategies. Twentieth-century stories take place in the era of too much paper to read. Can digital tools provide shortcuts through these archives?

Jo Guldi will speak about her digital history research in the context of longue duree projects, foregrounding Paper Machines,http://www.papermachines.org, a digital humanities toolkit for generalizing information about large-scale textual corpora.

Hosted by the Department of History and the Academic Technology Specialist Program.