Lauren F. Klein

NEH Digital Humanities Startup Grant

Posted by in American Studies, Archives, Data Visualization, Digital Humanities, Early American Literature

I’m pleased to announce that my project with Jacob Eisenstein, Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Computing, has been awarded a Digital Humanities Startup Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Our project, TOME, which stands for Interactive TOpic Model and MEtadata Visualization, is a tool to support the interactive exploration and visualization of text-based archives. Drawing upon the technique of topic modeling—that is, a computational method for identifying the themes that recur across a collection of texts—our tool will allow humanities scholars to trace the evolution and circulation of these themes…read more

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University of Alabama Talk

Posted by in Data Visualization, Digital Humanities, Early American Literature, Invited Talks

On Wednesday, November 8th, I’ll be giving a talk at the University of Alabama’s Digital Scholarship Center. I’ll be posting the slides from my talk upon my return, but as a preview, here’s John Melish‘s 1822 “Diagram of the United States.” (The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has a larger version). I’ll also be leading a brown bag the next day, where I’ll discuss the following projects: Ben Rubin and Mark Hansen’s installation piece, Movable Type. Whitney Trettien’s multimodal essay, Plant->Animal->Book Kate Bagnall and Tim Sherratt’s The Real Face of White Australia Martin Krzywinski’s…read more

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CFP: The History and Future of Data Visualization (ASECS 2013)

Posted by in Conference Papers, Data Visualization, Early American Literature

I’m chairing a panel at the 2013 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference. The official call is posted below. Please contact me if you have any questions, or to submit a proposal. American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) April 4-7, 2013 Cleveland, OH CFP: “The History and Future of Data Visualization” (Digital Humanities Caucus) Panel Organizer: Lauren Klein, Georgia Tech According to the New York Times, the “next big thing” for the humanities is data. But scholars of the eighteenth century have long recognized that era as the one in which taxonomical representation…read more

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Two Recent Talks

Posted by in Data Visualization, Digital Humanities, Early American Literature, Invited Talks

I gave two talks in April, both of which have now been archived online. Click here to watch the video of my talk at Georgia Tech’s GVU Center, “Digital Humanities, Data Visualization, and James Hemings.” I gave a related (but distinct) talk at Emory’s Digital Scholarship Commons, “Archival Silence, Digital Humanities, and James Hemings.” You can see an archive of the Tweets here, and a video of the talk here.

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