Center Launches Digital Humanities Initiative with Reception

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  • Associate Director Margarita Guillory addresses attendees. Photo courtesy of Jesse Wang (CAS '24).

  • Betty Anderson, Ben Cruz, and Elisabetta Convento share a moment of hilarity. Photo courtesy of Jesse Wang (CAS '24).

  • Associate Professor of History Eugenio Menegon and graduate students who work with him on the "China Historical Christian Database" project. Photo courtesy of Jesse Wang (CAS '24).

  • Museum Studies Program Director Melanie Hall shares her Museum Studies & Digital Humanities project with Associate Director Margarita Guillory and Postdoctoral Fellow Jacqueline Georgis. Photo courtesy of Jesse Wang (CAS '24).

  • Faculty and students in conversation. Photo courtesy of Jesse Wang (CAS '24).

  • Dean of Arts & Sciences Stan Sclaroff and Professor of English Maurice Lee . Photo courtesy of Jesse Wang (CAS '24).

  • Attendees enjoy refreshments and conversation. Photo courtesy of Jesse Wang (CAS '24).

  • Center staff Cheryl Lai, Tamzen Flanders, and Kathryn Lakin. Photo courtesy of Jesse Wang (CAS '24).

Associate Director Margarita Guillory with Director Juliet Floyd. Photo courtesy of Jesse Wang (CAS ’24).

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, the Center welcomed over thirty faculty members, administrators, graduate students, and undergraduates to Building Bridges: Connecting the Humanities and Technology. Attendees represented many departments and programs as well as schools and colleges. Conceived as a meet and greet, the crowd enjoyed lively conversation over refreshments and took full advantage of the opportunity to make connections with other members of the BU community who share an interest in digital humanities. The seventeenth floor of the new Center for Computing & Data Sciences building proved an inviting and aesthetically pleasing space for attendees to discuss a range of digital humanities projects and interests that span disciplines and methodologies.

Director Juliet Floyd and Associate Director Margarita Guillory welcomed attendees to the event, which officially launched the Center’s Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI). The Center is pleased to connect digital humanists across BU as a first step in the DHI’s mission to support research into the development of innovative tools and methodologies for the curation, preservation, dissemination, creation, and computational analysis of human culture in all its forms.