Ryan Cordell comes to the Edge!

Duke Digital Scholarship Services is deeply pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting Ryan Cordell this week (March 25 at 2:00) at the Murthy Digital Studio.

Ryan Cordell is Assistant Professor of English and Core Founding Faculty Member in the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks at Northeastern University (http://nulab.neu.edu). His scholarship focuses on convergences among literary, periodical, and religious culture in antebellum American mass media. Prof. Cordell collaborates with colleagues in English, History, and Computer Science on the NEH-funded Viral Texts project ryan cordell(http://viraltexts.org), which uses robust data mining tools to discover reprinted content across large-scale archives of antebellum texts. These “viral texts” help us to trace lines of influence among antebellum writers and editors, and to construct a model of viral textuality in the period. Cordell is currently a Mellon Fellow of Critical Bibliography at the Rare Book School in Charlottesville, Virginia. He also serves as vice president of the Digital Americanists scholarly society; is Co-Editor-in-Chief of centerNet’s forthcoming new journal, DHCommons (http://dhcommons.org); and writes about technology in higher education for the group blog ProfHacker at the Chronicle of Higher Education (http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/).


On Wednesday afternoon, Ryan Cordell will lead an open conversation about building a structured, interdisciplinary graduate curriculum around digital scholarship. Ryan’s experiences stem most immediately from his role as a founding faculty member of the NULab (a center for Digital Humanities and Computational Social Sciences at Northeastern University). Examples from Ryan’s work at the NULab will serve as prompts for this discussion on how to support digital humanities in an academic setting and especially how to build digital scholarship into students’ curricular training.

Check out Ryan’s most recent post “How Not to Teach Digital Humanities

This DH Sandbox Chat is co-sponsored by the Duke Wired! Lab.
Follow us online: @DukeDSS, @DukeWired, @ryancordell, #dhsandbox

Ryan Cordell’s talk will be followed by a Devonthink workshop. Starting at 4:00 Duke University Libraries Devonthink guru Carson Holloway will lead us in a workshop on using Devonthink to organize your research. Carson will be joined by Wired! Lab’s Hannah Jacobs who will talk about the various ways she’s used Devonthink.

Join us for both!

-Amanda Starling Gould

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