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IDAH Spring Symposium / Apr 12 / 9 AM / Woodburn 200
Collections as Data: Text Analysis with Voyant / April 19 / 11 AM / Wells W138


During the 2018-2019 academic year, the Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities will explore the theme: Marking the Arts and HumanitiesBy extending last year’s theme on making, we hope to interweave making with marking to create countless opportunities to critically engage the sources and processes that comprise a layered approach to the theories and praxes underlining the digital arts and humanities.

Friday, March 29, 2019

12:00 PM2:00 PM

Judah M. Cohen is the Lou and Sybil Mervis Professor of Jewish Culture and Associate Professor of Musicology at Indiana University Bloomington. He is the author of The Making of a Reform Jewish Cantor: Musical Authority, Cultural Investment and Through the Sands of Time: A History of the Jewish Community of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. In Jewish Religious Music in Nineteenth-Century America: Restoring the Synagogue Soundtrack, Professor Cohen demonstrates that Jews constructed a robust religious musical conversation in the United States during the mid- to late-19th century. While previous studies of American Jewish music history have looked to Europe as a source of innovation during this time, Cohen’s careful analysis of primary archival sources tells a different story. Far from seeing a fallow musical landscape, Cohen finds that Central European Jews in the United States spearheaded a major revision of the sounds and traditions of synagogue music during this period of rapid liturgical change.

Friday, March 29, 2019

2:00 PM3:00 PM

Giving a poster presentation for a class or a conference? In the throes of a research project and need some clarity? This workshop explores poster design as a tool for organizing your research and presenting the results. We’ll discuss project management techniques that not only lead to dynamic and engaging posters but can also help you write papers, articles, and strong grant applications. We’ll share tips for designing your poster as well as identify easy-to-use design tools and on-campus printing resources. Bring a project or an idea to practice with!

Friday, April 19, 2019

11:00 AM12:30 PM

The Indiana University Libraries has a gold mine of digital collections that can be used for computational analysis. This workshop is focused on using full text from our literary collections. You will learn how to prepare these texts for analysis with a focus on concordance analysis using Voyant. No prior experience is required.


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