We are a broadly multidisciplinary research center that offers a professional MA in Digital Humanities and support for the development, peer review, hosting, and online publication of digital research projects of all kinds.
The Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities (CTSDH) at Loyola University
Chicago is pleased to announce the hiring of Elizabeth (Liz) Hopwood as a new
Instructor in Digital Humanities and Textual Studies. Hopwood is a rising scholar in
Digital Humanities, Textual Studies, and nineteenth-century American and Caribbean
This upcoming conference on September 24, 2016 in the Information Commons, 4th Floor will detail the emergence of humanities computing and its transformation into digital humanities in the time after World War II. Speakers presenting will be Laura Mandell (Texas A&M), Geoffrey Rockwell (University of Alberta, Canada), Ted Underwood (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) and Steve Jones (University of South Florida).
The JLPP reached an important milestone this week with the uploading of its 5000th image to its Flickr archive. Read more about this particular book and other accomplishments this winter.
Next Introduction to the Digital Humanities: February 23
Are you curious about the intersection of text and technology? Culture and data? New ways of analyzing the classics? If so, come to Will Kent's workshop on Tuesday, February 23rd, from 4:30-5:30 pm in Information Commons 120 for an introduction to the digital humanities. Learn about some exciting projects, new applications of tools, and how to find more information that will interest you.
The National Endowment for the Humanities Editions Program awarded a two-year, $175,000 grant to Loyola University for the Woolf Online Project to mount a knowledge site for Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse.
The unveiling of a new digital resource highlighting the Chicago neighborhood of Bronzeville and an exhibition on "Data Visualization in an Age of Information" are just two of the events happening across campus this fall semester.
The CTSDH will host a lecture by historian Marie Hicks (IIT), Thursday Nov. 12, 3–5 p.m., 318 Loyola Hall, Lake Shore Campus: "Women Computer Operators' Effects on the British State: A History of Gender and Digital Labor." Co-sponsored by Loyola's Women Studies and Gender Studies program. Free and open to the public.
This day-conference, Saturday, October 31, is about versions as things, versions as implemented editorially or in performance or for particular audiences (versioning), and leads on to theoretical reflection upon the condition of versionality. There will be four plenary papers, each followed by a round-table response reflecting on their possible extensions or implications. Presented by the Martin J. Svaglic Endowed Chair in Textual Studies and the CTSDH.
Registration is now open for the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS), which will be held at the University of Chicago on November 13-15. There is also a Hathi Trust Workshop that has just been added.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, is the annual Day of DH, an open community publication project that brings together scholars interested in the digital humanities from around the world to document what they do on one day, April 8, answering the question, "Just what do digital humanists really do?" Several members of the Loyola DH community will be participating in this year's event.
A day conference, "Textual Conditions: Lawrence, Conrad, and Woolf," will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m., on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus (Cuneo Room 2), sponsored by the CTSDH and the Martin J. Svaglic Chair of Textual Studies.
Trevor Borg, graduate of the MA program in Digital Humanities, began working as a software engineer for the social media analytics and advertising firm 4C in the fall of 2012. A new paper based on Trevor’s MA project at Loyola, “Single Page Apps for Humanists: A Case Study using the Perseus Richmond Times Corpus,” co-authored with George Thiruvathukal, has been accepted for the program of the Digital Humanities 2014 conference in Lausanne, Switzerland this summer.
Modernist Networks (ModNets), the federation of digital projects in modernist literary and cultural studies directed by Pamela Caughie and David Chinitz of Loyola’s English Department, held a workshop at the CTSDH on August 17, 2013, supported by an NEH Startup Grant, to discuss the metadata issues essential to aggregating digital modernist projects. Project managers, metadata analysts, and representatives of both ModNets and its umbrella organization, ARC, came from as far as Belgium, Nova Scotia, Texas, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and even Australia to attend.
The Modernist Networks project, directed by Pamela Caughie and David Chinitz, has been awarded an NEH Digital Humanities Startup Grant for over $27,000. The funding will sponsor a workshop in August 2013, hosted by the CTSDH, for the technical development of Modernist Networks.