Digital Scholarship Week 2016

Digital Scholarship Week

Join faculty, students, and staff for a week of conversations and presentations showcasing digital scholarship at Reed. Each day will focus on an aspect of digital scholarship and highlight research and projects from departments across campus.

The week's featured event is a lecture by Dr. Miriam Posner (Reed ‘01), Coordinator and Core Faculty in the Digital Humanities Program at UCLA. She will also host a workshop on using data in the digital humanities.

We encourage you to come to the presentations, lectures, or workshops offered during to the week. Most sessions are drop-in friendly and lunch will provided at the noon sessions on a first come, first served basis.

Events Calendar

Monday, March 28

Student Digital Scholarship presentations, GCC-CD, 12-1:30pm

Students will highlight how they used digital tools to produce creative and innovative scholarship. Lunch will be provided.

Scheduled presenters include:

  • Dean Young (Mathematics-Economics '16): Is less actually better?
  • Emily Zetkulic (Studio Art & Biology '16): Trash at Reed: Using ArcGIS to Analyze Campus Garbage and Recycling
  • Haley Tilt (Classics '16) and Philip Stallworth (Mathematics '16): Back of the headstone calculations: exploratory quantitative analysis of epitaphs from Roman North Africa

Tuesday, March 29

Reed Digital Collections preview, GCC-CD, 12-1:30pm

Staff from the library and CIS will discuss their collaborative effort to build Reed Digital Collections (RDC). RDC is a flexible, scalable, community-source platform designed to support digital scholarship and collections specifically for the Reed College community. Lunch will be provided.

Reed Digital Collections All-Star Tours, Library Lobby, 2:30-4:30pm

Preview the new Reed Digital Collections platform and see highlights from the varied and eclectic collections. Special all-star tours available at 2:40 and 4:10. Snacks provided.

Wednesday, March 30

Working with Data in the Humanities. Workshop by Miram Posner, ETC 208, 3-5pm

Dr. Miriam Posner (Reed ‘01), Coordinator and Core Faculty in the Digital Humanities Program at UCLA, will lead a hands-on workshop exploring the idea of “what is data” in the digital humanities. Data is not just numbers, it can be visual material, primary resources and other documents. Not in the Humanities? We still encourage you to attend!

The workshop is open to faculty, students, and staff but you must register to attend as space is limited. To register, email Beth Platte, (

Thursday, March 31

Faculty Digital Scholarship presentations, GCC-CD, 12-1:30pm

Faculty will discuss why they chose to use digital tools in their research or classroom project. How did digital tools enhance their projects in a way that may have been impossible without these innovations?

Scheduled presenters include:

  • Kara Cerveny, Assistant Professor of Biology: Developmental Biology: Images for the Masses
  • Chloe Chapin, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre: Online Resources: Marrying Design and Academia
  • Douglas Fix, Elizabeth C. Ducey Professor of Asian Studies and Humanities (along with Kristin Bott and Trina Marmarelli from ITS): Narrating Cities
  • Joel Franklin, Associate Professor of Physics: Identifying Light

Lecture: Head-and-Shoulder-Hunting in the Americas: Understanding Lobotomy's Visual Culture, Dr. Miriam Posner (Reed '01)

Performing Arts Building 320, 4pm

Dr. Miriam Posner (Reed ‘01) Coordinator and Core Faculty in the Digital Humanities Program at UCLA, will present a lecture on her current research investigating the history of lobotomy and the visual evidence doctors used to support this practice.

Lecture is open to the public. It will be followed by a reception in the Performing Arts Atrium from 5-6pm.

Friday, April 1

Open Data/Open Science Panel: GCC-CD, 12-1:30pm

Faculty will discuss their experiences with open data, including its benefits, challenges, and how they envision it impacting research and scholarly publishing. We will leave plenty of time for Q&A. Please join us for this exciting discussion (and lunch) on Friday at noon.

Scheduled presenters include:

  • Anna Ritz, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Sameer Khan, Assistant Professor of Linguistics
  • Chester Ismay, Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics and Instructional Technologist

About Miriam Posner

Miriam PosnerMiriam Posner (Reed ’01) is the Digital Humanities program coordinator and a member of the core DH faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a digital humanist, she is particularly interested in the visualization of large bodies of data from cultural heritage institutions, and the application of digital methods to the analysis of images and video. A film, media, and visual culture scholar by training, she frequently writes on the history of science and technology. She is also a member of the executive council of the Association for Computers and the Humanities.

Digital Scholarship Week at Reed is a collaboration between the library and instructional technology services with generous support from the Center for Teaching and Learning. If you have questions about the event, please contact Angie Beiriger, Digital Assets librarian,