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.
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.