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Teaching with Technology Innovators Series: As Easy As ABC: Digital Humanities in the Classroom

Topic: As Easy as ABC: Digital Humanities in the Classroom
Speakers: Bill (William) Gleason (Professor & Chair, Department of English), Andrea Immel (Curator, Costsen Children’s Library), Ben Johnston (Manager, Humanities Resource Center, OIT), Clifford Wulfman (Coordinator, Library Digital Initiatives)

Time: Tuesday, April 29, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: 330 Frist Campus Center, McGraw Center Conference Room

Refreshments will be provided! To register for this session: http://bit.ly/TT-ABC
(Registration is not required for attendance, however refreshments may be limited.)

The collaborators behind the new Interactive Digital Archive of Rare ABC Books, featuring selections from the Cotsen Children’s Library, will discuss the vision, planning, and work of the project, which was supported with a course development grant from the Digital Humanities Initiative and has been integrated into ENG 385: Children’s Literature. They will also describe a special course component in which students receive training in the methods and materials of the digital humanities, including text encoding.

Bill Gleason is Professor and Chair of the Department of English. A specialist in American literature and culture, his research and teaching interests range from the 18th century to the present, with particular emphasis on the late 19th/early 20th century, and include popular culture, material culture, environmental studies, and the history of the book.

Andrea Immel, Curator of the Cotsen Children’s Library since 1995, organizes international conferences, gallery and virtual exhibitions, and acquires materials for the collection.  She contributed chapters to volumes 5 and 6 of the Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, and co-edited Childhood and Children’s Books in Early Modern Europe, and the Cambridge Companion to Children’s Literature.

Ben Johnston is manager of OIT’s Humanities Resource Center in East Pyne.  Since 2005, Ben has worked with Princeton educators, students, and researchers across the Humanities and Social Sciences to facilitate the use of digital assets, technology tools, databases, and digital video in teaching and research. Ben is also an active member of Princeton Digital Humanities Initiative.

Clifford Wulfman is coordinator of Library Digital Initiatives and Director of the Blue Mountain Project. In addition to many years’ experience with text encoding, Cliff has published numerous articles on topics in the digital humanities and is co-author, with Robert Scholes, of Modernism in the Magazines: An Introduction.


Lunch & Learn: Trudy Jacoby on Image Resources and Use

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Images are used for teaching and research in many departments. There are significant image collections available for use at Princeton including the image collections of the Department of Art and Archaeology accessible in Almagest and licensed collections such as ARTstor and Bridgeman Education.  Image resources will be reviewed as well as ways to use the collections including searching, making study image groups, and exporting image groups directly to PowerPoint for use in lectures.

Speaker bio:

Trudy Buxton Jacoby is the Director of the Visual Resources Collection in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. Previously, Ms. Jacoby was at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where she served most recently as Head Librarian for Visual and Media Resources.

She works with image collection management and digital image databases. She participated in the development of the IRIS image management software and then partnered with Cornell University to develop the PiCtor image management software now in use at Princeton.  The course content for many courses and special collections in the Department of Art and Archaeology is available through Almagest and also in ARTstor (for images added until Sept. 2010).

An active member of the Art Libraries Society of North America and the Visual Resources Association, Ms. Jacoby has held numerous committee and board appointments.  She has co-chaired the ARLIS/VRA Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and has also served on the board of the VRA Foundation. She was a member of the ARTstor collections advisory group and is currently a member of the ARTstor hosting advisory group.