Apr 29 2016

Workshop on Digital Humanities and Japanese Studies — Call for Graduate Student Participants

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The University of Chicago will be hosting a public workshop on “The Impact of the Digital on Japanese Studies” on November 11-12, 2016. The goal of the workshop is to bring together a variety of Japan scholars to consider how digital data and computational methods are changing the ways we organize and analyze cultural and historical information. It is also meant to catalyze new initiatives and projects by bringing together experienced and newer voices to brainstorm, discuss, and offer critical feedback on digitally inflected work and how it might support humanistic scholarship.

As part of the workshop, we wish to invite two graduate students who are currently working on, or who have an interest in creating, digital projects. These projects can pertain to any subject that fits within the broad frame of Japanese studies. Selected students will be provided full funding to participate in the event and will be expected to present their own projects according to the format described below.

The workshop will be organized around projects at various stages of completion, ranging from projects at a conceptual stage to those more fully realized. Presenters will share the results of any data-driven work they have done while addressing the technical or methodological processes involved in this work and possible future directions. Subject matter will range widely across multiple time periods and disciplines and will interrogate some of the most popular computational methods: text analysis, network analysis, and spatial analysis. Confirmed participants include: Jonathan Abel, Raja Adal, Susan Burns, Amy Catalinac, Molly Des Jardin, Mark Ravina, Catherine Ryu, and Jonathan Zwicker.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a one-page statement that outlines your current research and areas of interest. Please also describe a digital project or dataset that you would like to discuss at the workshop. Graduate students at all stages are welcome to apply. Please submit your statement to the following website by May 15. Any inquiries can be directed to hoytlong_at_uchicago.edu.


We look forward to receiving your applications!

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