The Digital Humanities Working Group promotes digital and computational research in the humanities and social sciences.
On February 23rd, we hosted the first meeting of the DH Working Group, featuring Prof. Joseph Smith of Political Science.
Prof. Smith talked about his research using automated content analysis to explore issues such as gender dynamics in Supreme Court oral arguments and the topical coverage of presidential addresses. With participants from a range of departments, including History, Anthropology, and Political Science, the meeting featured discussions of methods for data preparation, publication venues for computational work, and the prevalence of computational methods in political science.
We plan to make these meetings a regular occurrence on campus to encourage conversation and collaboration among scholars working at this research intersection.
Keep an eye on this space for announcements regarding the next Working Group meeting.