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Digital Humanities and New Media Publication as Public Scholarship
WhenFriday, Jan. 12, 2018, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Campus room202
Event typesLectures/Seminars, Meetings, Workshops
Event sponsorsNew Scholarly Practices, Broader Career Paths in Near & Middle Eastern Studies, a project of the Next Generation Humanities PhD initiative of the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

This roundtable focuses on how to incorporate digital humanities projects and publications in new media into early academic careers. Through presentation and open discussion, speakers reflect on both their successful and unsuccessful projects. They examine how scholars incorporate such work into their academic scholarship, reach new audiences, and articulate these projects as recognized professional practices.

Chris Gratien is Assistant Professor of History at University of Virginia, where he teaches classes about global environmental history and the modern Middle East. His research focuses on the social and environmental history of the late Ottoman Empire and post-Ottoman Middle East. His current book project, The Mountains Are Ours: the Environmental History of a Late Ottoman Frontier, documents a century of migration, displacement, and agrarian change in the Cilicia region of Southern Anatolia. He is also co-creator and producer of Ottoman History Podcast, an internet radio program that since 2011 has featured more than 300 conversations with scholars and researchers concerning the history and culture of the Ottoman Empire, modern Middle East, and Islamic World.

Sarah Ketchley is Lecturer in Near Eastern Languages & Civilization at the University of Washington. She is an Egyptologist with a specialty in art history in the first millennium BCE. She is co-founder of Newbook Digital Texts and teaches “An Introduction to Digital Humanities.” Inspired by intrepid women travelers of the 19th century, she has been working with student interns to digitize and publish the Nile travel diaries of Emma B. Andrews. Working computationally to analyze the content of Emma's writings, Ketchley and her students have created an extensive digital biographical database, interactive maps, and an archive of encoded primary source material. Sarah is the digital Project Manager of The Baki Project, which aims to identify and transcribe the many poems of the Ottoman poet Baki.

Coffee, tea, and snacks provided.

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