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UT Humanities Center Distinguished Visiting Scholars: Laura Mandell

  • September 27, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event, Lecture, discussion, panel and Virtual

Laura Mandell
Professor of English Literature and Director, Center of Digital Humanities Research
Texas A&M University

Monday, September 27, 2021 at 3:30 PM
Title: The Importance of Design to Digital Editions and Research

Why should design be prioritized when we think about books today? Professor Mandell discusses two project data models that show the importance of design to future scholarly research and the need to "get over' what she calls "the print hangover" in thinking about building digital editions. She gleans ideas from three digital humanities projects that involve creating digital online editions: The New Variorum Shakespeare, funded by the Modern Language Association; the Maria Edgeworth Letters Project, spearheaded by UT’s Professor of English Hilary Havens; and 18thconnect.org's digital edition maker, called TypeWright.

The Visiting Scholars project brings distinguished humanities scholars and renowned artists to the Knoxville campus and connects UT humanities faculty to the best researchers in their fields. Because only speakers with exception records of publication and research activity are eligible to receive a nomination as a visiting scholar, the program brings to campus some of the most cutting-edge and prolific intellectuals in the humanities today. Lectures are free and open to the public and are held on the UT Knoxville campus. Public parking is available by the stadium for our off-campus visitors. Webinar format. Questions at humanitiesctr@utk.edu or 865-974-4222 or https://uthumanitiesctr.utk.edu/public/visiting.php