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Digital Scholarship workshop at UCT Libraries

30 Aug 2018 - 14:15

Digital Scholarship workshop at UCT Libraries

You are invited to attend a discussion on Digital Humanities - Pedagogy and Practices in the Library Environment at UCT Libraries led by Dr Miriam Peña Pimentel. Invitation

Date  Monday 10 September

Time  11 am – 1.30 pm

Workshop location

University of Cape Town 
Hlanganani Junction
Main Library, Level 6  

Participants

Students, scholars and faculty members from computational and humanities backgrounds are invited. 

Registration http://bit.ly/dh-libs-uct


Dr Peña studied at the University of Western Ontario where she completed her doctorate in Hispanic Studies.

Currently, Dr Peña works at the Institute of Bibliographic Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where she develops enriched publication protocols for the creation of digital objects from research and the collection of the National Library of Mexico.

Dr Miriam will share some of the models that was used in Mexico to develop a teaching program in Digital Humanities.

Examples will include discussion on:

eLaboraHD and OpenLabs, both innovative academic and social inclusion projects in Mexico,

and the "Mexican Bibliography and Applied Digital Humanities", ongoing research project, which is carried out in the Institute of Bibliographic Research of the UNAM and whose main objectives are: a) creation of enriched publication protocols for related research with the collection of the National Library of Mexico, and b) technical and technological updating of the academic staff of the National Library and Newspaper Library.

Workshop Content

  • eLaboraHD and OpenLabs, both innovative academic and social inclusion projects
  • Discussion on Mexican Bibliography and Applied Digital Humanities
  • Light Lunch

The presentation will include a brief history and background of each of the objects of study; a discussion of the evolution of the projects and the problems they have faced and, finally, a current state of affairs for both projects and what they represent for the Digital Humanities in the Mexican academic context.