CSCI-UA.380-1: Computing in the Humanities and the Arts -- Prof. Deena Engel - Fall, 2012




Class Notes




Guest Speakers


Guest Speakers

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Prof. Glenn Wharton
Department of Museum Studies and Museum of Modern Art

Glenn Wharton holds positions at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and New York University. At MoMA he serves as Time-Based Media Conservator, where he cares for video, performance, and electronic collections. He is a research faculty member in Museum Studies at NYU, where he teaches graduate courses on the conservation of contemporary art. Glenn received his Ph.D. in Conservation from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

His current research is on the museum life of contemporary art. In this study he examines the trajectory of complex artworks from the process of acquisition, documentation, storage, exhibition, and conservation intervention. Examination of these stages engages various contemporary debates around intellectual property and copyright, the notion of co-authorship, and various conceptual frameworks such as object biographies, intentionality, and authenticity.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Prof. David Hoover
Department of English

David L. Hoover is Professor of English at New York University, where he teaches in the areas of digital humanities, stylistics, and the history and structure of the English Language. He has been doing humanities computing/digital humanities for more than twenty-five years, and now works mainly in the areas of corpus stylistics, computational stylistics, and authorship attribution. He is currently working on two books, one on corpus stylistics and another on how modes of composition (handwriting, dictation, typing, word processing) affect authorial style.

Prof. Bill Blake
Department of English - Digital Projects:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dr. Cathy Hajo
Archives and Public History

Cathy Moran Hajo is the Associate Editor and Assistant Director of the Margaret Sanger Papers Project which is sponsored by the History Department. She is part of the editorial team that produced a two series microfilm edtion and a four volume book edition of Sanger's papers. She has been involved with digital editing for over fifteen years, working on a variety of approaches to publishing the Sanger materials online. She teaches graduate digital history courses for the Archives and Public History Program and has developed a Greenwich Village History site and blog with her students. [Sanger web page] [Sanger digital edition] [Greenwich History site] [Greenwich History blog]

Thursday October 25, 2012


Janet Bunde: Contact information: or call 212-998-2642. Janet Bunde is the Assistant University Archivist and Archivist of the John Brademas Congressional Papers at
New York University. She holds an M.A. in History from NYU.


Paula Feid: Undergraduate Librarian of NYU Libraries. Contact information: or call 212-998-2509.

Paula Feid is the Undergraduate Librarian at NYU. She earned an M.P.S. in 1999 from NYU-Tisch's Interactive
Telecommunications Program where she focused on social applications of the internet. She earned her M.L.S. from the
University of Rhode Island. She is interested in promoting academic library research as an essential skill for the
21st century workplace.

Digital Imaging - Thursday, November 1, 2012 Rescheduled for Thursday November 15, 2012

Melitte Buchman ( of New York University has served as Digital Content Manager at NYU's Division of Libraries since 2003. She has been involved with digital imaging since 1999. In her current capacity she is responsible for digital imaging, color management, and preservation video conversion. She is currently active in NYU's Afghanistan Digital Library as well as the Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library, and the Ancient World Digital Library video project.

Image Lab Brochure and Information

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Prof. Sebastian Heath
NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ancient Studies

Sebastian Heath is Research Asst. Professor of Ancient Studies at NYU's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. The focus of his
work at ISAW is the role of technology in scholarly communication and publication. He recently co-hosted the NEH-funded "Linked Ancient
World Data Institute" and oversees development of the "Ancient World Linked Data Javascript Library". His own digital publications include
"Greek, Roman and Byzantine Pottery at Ilion (Troia)".

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

W Gerald Heverly
Librarian for Philosophy, Classics, Byzantine, and Hellenic Studies; NYU, Bobst Library:

Gerald Heverly will speak about the history and development of APIS (Advanced Papyrological Information System). This exciting and well-known site contains information on and images of papyrological materials (including papyri and wood tablets among others). Mr. Heverly will speak about many of the project management issues which arise in such a project, and how such a site is developed over time with an outreach to many audiences including scholars, high school and university students, religious groups, and others.