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Jon Voss, Historypin, and Social Change

On November 5th, we had the wonderful opportunity to hear Jon Voss present on Historypin, which is part geospatial DH tool and part social media. Some researchers may criticize Historypin - it may not provide historical information that is reliable, rigorous, or tailored to faculty research interests - but that's not the point, Voss insisted.

Aaron Jaffe: DH and PR

On October 22nd, the Sawyer Seminar welcomed Professor Aaron Jaffe to speak on the state of digital humanities. Aaron Jaffe is a Professor of English and the director of the Commonwealth Center on Humanities and Society at the University of Louisville. His talk, entitled "Being, Online and -Off: The Work of H in the Age of D," shared his experiences as an advocate for the importance of the humanistic disciplines and explored the ways in which the digital humanities serve - or fail to serve - the interests of humanistic research.