Arclights and Zoom Lenses
Digital Humanities Methods and Media Historiography
Eric Hoyt, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Humanities Center is pleased to announce an upcoming lecture to be delivered by Eric Hoyt, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of Hollywood Vault: Film Libraries before Home Video (University of California Press, 2014), co-director of the Media History Digital Library, and lead developer of Lantern.
This talk will discuss various aspects of Digital Humanities research methods including the ways in which the choice of approach illuminates some sources but not others, and how toggling between larger and smaller scales of data may both enlighten and obscure our vision. Ultimately, this talk will attempt to demonstrate how methods of analysis at scale are most successful when we appreciate the assets and limitations of digital collections, algorithms, and ourselves as researchers.
The lecture will take place on Thursday, November 3rd from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Porter Hall 100. On Friday, November 4th, Professor Hoyt will participate in a workshop related to the lecture from noon to 1:15 p.m. Those interested in attending should send mail to Jeff Hinkelman.