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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
5 p.m. - reception
6 p.m. - lecture and Q&A
This year's speaker is Dr. Robert K. Nelson, Director, Digital Scholarship Lab, University of Richmond. Dr. Nelson as directed and developed a number of digital humanities projects, including "Mining the Dispatch," "Redlining Richmond," and the History Engine. He's currently working on two projects. One uses a text-mining technique called topic modeling to analyze nationalism in Civil War newspapers. The other is a multi-year, collaborative project to develop an extensive digital atlas of American history.