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December 2020

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TALK: Homegoing: The Technology of Living Data and Black Public Mourning in the Age of COVID-19

December 10, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A lecture by Professor Kim Gallon (Purdue University) Registration Required (click here) Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:00pm-5:00pm (PST) Kim Gallon is an Associate Professor of History. Her work investigates the cultural dimensions of the Black Press in the early twentieth century. She is the author of many articles and essays as well as the book, Pleasure in the News: African American Readership and Sexuality in the Black Press (University of Illinois Press, 2020). She currently serves as the inaugural editor…

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November 2019

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Grad Student Workshop: Crafting Your Digital Identity: What you Should Know

November 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rolfe 2118, UCLA
Los Angeles, United States
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This workshop will discuss the role of one’s digital identity in professional development and the job search. The workshop will address the benefits to crafting a digital identity and the means by which to do so. It will answer questions such as: Do I need a website, and if so, what should go on my website? Participants will be provided with tips on what to avoid and helpful hints for successfully representing themselves online. All levels are welcome.

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April 2019

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Text Analysis Research Cluster Meeting: Topic Modeling Projects in Progress

April 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Scholarly Innovation Lab, Charles E. Young Research Library + Google Map

2 talks on topic modeling projects in progress: Todd Presner’s talk focuses on topic modeling a multilingual collection of 120 Holocaust survivor testimonies made in 1946 by David Boder (on a wire recorder in Displaced Persons Camps). Dave Shepard will share his topic model of authors writing in English in the first half of the seventeenth century to place Andrew Marvell’s “Horatian Ode” in its broader context and to show that, far from being ambivalent, “Horatian Ode” expresses a subtle, but clear, critique of Cromwell.

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