Lightning Lunch: Multilingual Digital Humanities
University of Toronto's Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) is offering a new Lightning Lunches series, and we are starting off this academic year with the theme of Multilingual DH running on September 15 from 12:00-1:00 PM.
Lightning Lunches are panels of three DH scholars speaking on a theme over lunch. Our first meeting has Prof Elise K. Burton (Assistant Professor, Institute for the History & Philosophy of Science & Technology, and Lexicon of Science in Asia), Prof. Kate Holland (Associate Professor of Russian Literature, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, and Digital Dostoevsky), and Ian Turner (PhD Candidate, Department of Religion, and Newar self-publishing) speaking on Multilingual DH.
Digital Humanities technologies and methodologies often assume that one is working in the English language and are rarely suited to deal with multiple languages, scripts, and book structures. What are some of the challenges scholars working outside the English language and in multiple languages face? How can we work to make these technologies and methodologies more inclusive? Join our speakers as they discuss their DH research in Russian, Newar, and across Asian languages.
Due to continued COVID-19 restrictions, our Lightning Lunches will be held online for the fall semester. To attend, register at this Zoom link.