Padua/Padova June 2014

I spent a couple of days in Padua between sessions of the Visualizing Venice workshops back in June, giving talks with the ever-inspiring Caroline Bruzelius on “The lives of places and cities: New models of representation and their conceptual implications for the past and present.” Saw fantastic colleagues and met students in the crossover architectural history/engineering courses being taught there. Also gave my decidedly limited Italian a workout trying to follow student presentations!












Perhaps even more excitingly, I got to see the ancient “Goethe” tree at the Padova Botanical Gardens. Amazing!!

Digital Heritage International Congress 2013

Tim Senior, Florian Wiencek and I did a short paper describing our experiences with the Digital Cities course co-located between Duke and Jacobs University in Germany. Tim is going to deliver it for us at the Digital Heritage International Congress 2013 in Marseille. Sadly, I need to be back in the states at that exact time so cannot go! Still, I’m happy we were able to spread the word. The paper, “Digital Cities: A Collaborative Engagement with Digital Heritage,” is available from IEEE.

MLA 2012 – “Digital Humanities versus New Media”

AT MLA 2012 I’ll be presenting on a panel I organized called Digital Humanities versus New Media. The topic of my presentation is “Digital Humanities Authorship as the Object of New Media Studies.” (See also Stanley Fish’s recent NYT Opinionator piece that mentions our session.)

I’ll also be helping with the pre-conference session on Evaluating Digital Work for Tenure and Promotion: A Workshop for Evaluators and Candidates on January 5, and I’ll be a respondent for a panel called Transmedia Stories and Literary Games.

Historical GIS and Digital Humanities: A Conversation at the Intersection

Recent event at UNC-Chapel Hill:

HGIS Carolina Presents:
Historical GIS and the Digital Humanities: A Conversation at the Intersection
Friday, November 18, 2011
2PM, Davis 214 (Davis Library on UNC-CH Campus)

Victoria Szabo (Duke)
Richard Marciano (UNC)
Pam Lach (UNC)

Susanna Lee (NC State)

“This will be the event of the year for historical GIS and digital humanities scholars around the Triangle!”
More info at and
Contact: Dr Rebecca Dobbs,