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
University of Cape Town
Main Library, Level 6
Students, scholars and faculty members from computational and humanities backgrounds are invited.
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.
- 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.