Spring 2019 Lunchtime Lectures

Spring 2019 Lunchtime Lectures

Lunchtime Lectures provide talented scholars with the opportunity to share their Digital Humanities work with interested students, faculty, staff, and members of the community over lunch. All workshops are free and take place on Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 pm. 

Spring 2019 Lunchtime Lectures

How Maps Reveal (and Conceal) History

Susan Schulten (Denver) | Wed, March 20, 12:30-1:30 pm

From the voyages of discovery to the digital age, maps are fundamental to American history. Whether handmaidens of diplomacy, tools of statecraft, instruments of reform, or even advertisements, maps both reflect and shape particular moments in time. As such, they remain rich yet underutilized sources of historical research. Join us as Susan Schulten demonstrates the way that maps illuminate and complicate modern understandings of the past, and in turn how the digital humanities has transformed the study of maps. To glimpse a bit of the past through maps, visit the site for Schulten’s newest work: 

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

The Sesquicentennial Scholars: Preparing for 2020

Tina Figueroa, Hannah Overstreet, Zach Stella, Austin Sundstrom (Loyola) | Wed. April 10, 12:30-1:30 pm

Since early 2018, the Sesquicentennial Scholars have been preparing for Loyola's 150th anniversary in 2020. This preparation includes the creation of a digital exhibit, "Then and Now: 150 Years at Loyola University Chicago," and other research and outreach projects. Over the past year, the Scholars have been prototyping user experience and other features and building code for Omeka S.

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