Join the Bancroft Library to Map the 1915 San Francisco World’s Fair, Nov. 19

On Thursday, November 19, the Bancroft Library will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1915 San Francisco Panama-Pacific International exhibition by inviting students and members of the public into the archives. Using the Historypin platform, students will attach rarely seen photographs of the world’s fair to a  historic map of the PPIE fairgrounds. 

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Prof. David Bamman to Offer Interdisciplinary Critical Data Science Course Spring 2016

This fall, David Bamman joined the School of Information faculty as an Assistant Professor. His research in natural language processing and machine learning has direct applications for digital humanities scholarship. Bamman himself has a background in the humanities, including undergraduate studies in classics and English literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Boston University.

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Dr. Elaine Sullivan (UCSC) Visits Campus to Discuss 3D Site Models in Research and Teaching

On October 23, Dr. Elaine Sullivan, Assistant Professor in the History Department at UC Santa Cruz, visited the Digital Humanities at Berkeley program and the Department of Near Eastern Studies. Her visit was one of several workshops in DH at Berkeley’s series on 3D modeling.

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DH Fellow Prof. Rita Lucarelli Developing the Book of the Dead in 3D

Dr. Lucarelli and Ashley Jerbic take photos of The Doctor from above

DH Fellow Rita Lucarelli, Assistant Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, researches religion, magic, and funerary culture in ancient Egypt. Her current work engages the Book of the Dead and how it is adapted to various artifacts. Lucarelli’s digital project focuses on creating highly detailed, annotated 3D models of these funerary objects to better understand the materiality of the Book of the Dead texts.

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