Candace Barrington and Jonathan Hsy to Speak on Global Chaucers Digital Humanities Project

Today, February 2, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in Alderman 421, Candace Barrington, Professor of English at Central Connecticut State University, and Jonathan Hsy, Associate Professor of English at George Washington University, will present “Digital Hospitality,” a talk about archiving and creating a searchable database of non-English versions of The Canterbury Tales for the project Global Chaucers.

The project’s goal is to create the widest range of Chaucerian adaptations online that non-English speaking undergrads can use to examine how particular passages or narratives are transformed across multiple contexts. Graduate students in Chaucer studies can benefit from experience in translation, archiving, and data management. On any level, students can gain important perspectives about cultural values and beliefs by comparing different adaptations of Chaucerian material.

The talk is co-sponsored by UVA’s Program in Medieval Studies, the Department of English, the Scholars’ Lab, and the Classics Department.

Other presentations coming up in the Scholars’ Lab Digital Humanities Speaker Series:

February 3, 10:00 a.m., in Alderman 421, Michelle Moravec, Associate Professor of History at Rosemont College, will speak on “How to Make it as a Woman in(to) Wikipedia.”

February 24, 10:00 a.m., in Alderman 421, the Scholars’ Lab will present two speakers:

  • Angel Nieves is an Associate Professor at Hamilton College, N.Y. and Director of the American Studies and Cinema & Media Studies Programs there. She will speak on “Digital Humanities and Difficult Narratives: Recovering Human Rights Violations During the 1976 Soweto Student Uprisings.”
  • Henry Lovejoy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. He will speak on “Crowd Sourcing Digital History Metadata: The Liberated Africans Project in Global Perspective.”

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