2018 Digital Humanities Expo

21 September 2018 | 1-4.30pm | Main Common Room, Arana College


Keynote | Towards uncertain narratives: data & ‘stories’

Harkanwal Singh (Elements Data Studio)

Harkanwal Singh was the first full-time data journalist working in the Aotearoa NZ media, and was Data Editor at the New Zealand Herald Newspaper until mid-2017. He is currently Founder and Principal at Elements Data Studio, which produces interactive data visualisations, consults with organisations about visualising their data, and develops and delivers workshops on telling stories using data, programming and data visualisation. His twitter handle is @kamal_hothi.

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Short Talks

Introducing d-tour: a Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Experience
David Ciccoricco (English) & Grant Baxter

What do you get when you cross geography, digital media, and a rich literary history? Join David Ciccoricco and Grant Baxter as they offer a sneak preview of d-tour, Dunedin’s literary tourism app.

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He Kohinga Pao me He Kohinga Kōrero
Louise Kewene-Doig (Te Tumu School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies)

A presentation of my PhD (with creative component) journey so far and the three approaches I have taken to weaving together Māori popular music of the 1960s knowledge, history and stories. The physical manifestation He Kohinga Pao (The Exhibition), The vessel for this knowledge He Kohinga Pao (The App) and the physical reflection of this knowledge He Kohinga Korero (thesis).

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Coins, Classrooms, and Community Engagement
Gywnaeth McIntyre (Classics)

In this talk, I will present the preliminary findings of an on-going research project which examines the use of digital technologies and experiential learning to enhance both student and community engagement with the Roman coins housed at the Otago Museum.

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Launching the Digital Humanities Hub | Te Pokapū Matihiko o Te Kete Aronui
David Ciccoricco (English) & Alexander Ritchie (University Library)

Your Digital Humanities Hub is open – here’s an overview of both its technical and human qualities, and our plans for year one at Otago.

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Database of Religious History
John Shaver (Religious Studies)

An overview of the motivations behind the world’s first comprehensive online quantitative and qualitative encyclopaedia of religious cultural history, and a demonstration of how to quickly and efficiently use the DRH to check intuitions concerning the temporal or spatial distribution of particular beliefs or practices against the historical record.

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Items, Exhibits and Collections: Creating The Landfall Archive (1947–1966)
David Large (English)

The Landfall Archive, hosted by Otago University Press and constructed with the open-source Omeka content-management system, offers for the first time free public access to the foundational NZ fiction, poetry and art that appeared in the pages of the literary journal’s earliest issues. This talk addresses the planning, metadata schemas, web development and internship work that went into the Archive’s launch.

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Two new ways of researching cinema spectatorship: (1) eye-tracking and (2) the audio-visual essay

Catherine Fowler (Media, Film & Communication) was unable to attend the Expo and present on the Audio-visual essay

Additional events surrounding the Expo

Digital Humanities Hub | Te Pokapū Matihiko o Te Kete Aronui – Tours

Digital Humanities Hub | Te Pokapū Matihiko o Te Kete Aronui, Room 1W3, 1st Floor, Arts Building

Check out the new Digital Humanities Hub in the Arts Building, home to a Creative Media suite, Linguistics Lab, and Media Archaeology display. Try your hand at drawing in virtual reality during your visit!

Hocken Collections | Te Uare Taoka o Hākena – Digitisation Workspace Tour & Digital Artwork Viewing

Hocken Collections | Uare Taoka o Hākena, Anzac Avenue

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at our digitisation workspace and view Lisa Reihana’s two-channel video artwork In Pursuit of Venus, 2012.

Informal Reception @ Emersons Brewery

All Welcome

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