Fall 2018 Newman Lecture and Workshop

Fall 2018 Newman Lecture and Workshop

Social Scholarship and Digital Humanities in the 21st Century

The higher education environment continues to experience a period of significant global change and disruption driven by multiple factors, the most important of which is the deepening transition to a digital knowledge economy. Established methods of working have evolved and continue to evolve, opening up new and hitherto unimagined spaces within disciplines, across disciplines, and beyond traditional boundaries. Within a rapidly shifting context, full of ambiguity and necessitating much flexibility, successful research is conducted increasingly via valued interdisciplinary collaborators and research partners across the university and beyond.

At his October 15 presentation, Daniel Michaels, Chief Technology Officer at the National Institute for Newman Studies, will discuss some of the emerging trends in scholarship and digital humanities, so as to cast an inspiring vision for how new paradigms of research can enable innovation and, even occasionally, surface unanticipated surprises.


"Social Scholarship and Digital Humanities in the 21st Century"
Daniel T. Michaels, Ph.D.
Heinz Memorial Chapel, University of Pittsburgh
Monday, October 15, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

Interactive and Interoperable - The Promise of Digital Humanities Today

Access to image-based resources is fundamental to research, scholarship and the transmission of cultural knowledge. Yet much of the Internet’s image-based resources are locked up in silos, with access restricted to locally built applications. Under the guidance of Dr. Michaels, the National Institute for Newman Studies (NINS) joined a growing community of the world’s leading research libraries and image repositories to embark on an effort to collaboratively share their resources and technology with the world. Toward that end, NINS is developing an ecosystem of cloud-based servers and applications that leverage the new International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) in order to give scholars an unprecedented level of uniform and rich access to their high-resolution image-based archives, metadata, and transcriptions. Join us as we explore the framework, our application of it, and the implications of this technology for the future of digital humanities.


"Interactive and Interoperable - The Promise of Digital Humanities Today"
Daniel T. Michaels, Ph.D.
Gailliot Center for Newman Studies
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 10 a.m.