Fall 2018 Lunchtime Lectures

Fall 2018 Lunchtime Lectures

The Mark Twain Project: Longevity and the Digital Edition

Date: November 7, 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Mandy Gagel (UC Berkeley) | Wednesday, November 7, 12:30 - 1:30 PM | CTSDH Loyola Hall 3rd Floor


Amanda Gagel, PhD, will discuss her work as an editor at the Mark Twain Project (, a print and digital scholarly edition project at UC-Berkeley. With a full-time team of editors, this project has been going strong for decades, maintaining a commitment to producing award winning critical editions of Twain's novels and personal writings. Dr. Gagel will discuss how the project operates, the editorial policies it employs, and career paths in the fields of textual scholarship and digital humanities.  

Please RSVP to Kyle Roberts ( and let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Past Lunchtime Lectures

Digital Humanities from a Polish Perspective

Danuta Smolucha | Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018

The last two decades have been a time of great development in the Digital Humanities, a discipline at the intersection of the humanities, computer science, and art. But not every country in the world has enjoyed the same growth. Learn how this discipline has been undertaken in Poland, what are the factors which raise the potential growth of the Digital Humanities and also the challenges which inhibit this development. Dr. Smolucha will share examples of Polish projects and how people are learning to be digital humanists in Poland. 


"What do you do when your school suddenly becomes famous? Digitally Archiving #MarchMadness"

Ashley Howdeshell and Margaret Heller | Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018

What happens when a school not known as a college basketball powerhouse suddenly becomes the Cinderella story of the NCAA March Madness Tournament?

The frenzy over Loyola’s Men’s Basketball Team’s historic NCAA Basketball Tournament run resulted in the creation of hundreds of memes, online articles, digital videos, tweets, and images taken by cell phone cameras. Assistant University Archivist Ashley Howdeshell and Digital Services Librarian Margaret Heller will discuss the tools and strategies used to preserve this digital moment of fame. Learn how Archive It was used to capture and preserve over 300 unique URLs and how a function of Omeka allowed for Loyola fans to submit their digital images and videos to the University Archives.


Creating Digital Archives and Careers in the Digital Humanities

Xavier Snowman and Hannah Davison | Wednesday, Sept 19, 2018

Ever wonder what goes into creating a commercial digital resource? Curious about careers doing that kind of work? 

For our first lunchtime lecture of the new year, Xavier Snowman, Academic Outreach and Project Development, and Hannah Davison, Development Editor, at Adam Matthew will talk about the work that goes into creating digital resources, from coming up with an idea for a new collection, working with archives, editorial and technical production, and finally to outreach and support for users.