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2018-2019 Graduate Residency – Call for Applicants

The Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship invites applications for the 2018-2019 Graduate Residency in Digital Scholarship. The residency program is designed to assist outstanding graduate students who are interested in developing digital scholarship as a component of

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Continuing Research On Local Networks

Since my last post, I have been continuing my research on offline Local Area Networks (LAN) in order to create new community bonds and circumvent some of the external pressures (commercial incentives and interventions) and violences (online bullying and aggression)

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So Long, Thanks for all the Fish, and Promises to Keep.

Today is my last day here at the Sherman Centre, and it’s a bit melancholy. I honestly believe the model of the Centre–where faculty and graduate students don’t hand the work off to be processed but are active participants in

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Humanities 2dh3 Final Presentations

The students in the Winter, 2018 Humanities 2DH3 course had, for their final assignment, the option to produce videos for the Sherman Centre video wall on a social justice topic of their choosing.  The assignment had to use the data

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Database Programming for Automated Metadata Retrieval

An important foundation of my dissertation is the acquisition of metadata from online repositories. I often spend my time working with records of infectious disease outbreaks where the metadata can take the form of: Date a pathogen was isolated from

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Why 3D Print Dead Sea Scrolls? Some Initial Observations on the Benefits of 3D Printing for Manuscript Reconstruction

In the latest phase of my project, I have been experimenting with 3D printing Dead Sea Scroll fragments to see how they might be useful for reconstructing manuscripts. My work has focused mostly on the Thanksgiving Hymns and the War

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Summertime Scholar

Every year when June rolls around, I think, Finally, I can focus on my thesis. My RA/TAship is over, campus is empty and quiet, and the gentle hum of the university a/c will be the theme song of the perfect

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DH@Guelph – Visualizing My Data

I have been working on my relational database for over six months now. I am still inputting new data as I continue to review testimony on racialized violence, but the database is taking shape with hundreds of unique records describing

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DH@Guelph – Digital Storytelling

Its been a month since I returned from DH@Guelph, the annual workshop series put on by THINC Lab May 14-17 2018. This year I registered for Digital Storytelling for Humanists, a fun & creative workshop designed to get us thinking about

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Back to Scrolling Models of Dead Sea Scrolls

In this blogpost, I will explain the connection between the initial phases of my work at the Sherman Centre, which focused on textual reconstructions in 1QHa, and how they feed into my current work on 3D modelling the War Scroll

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