Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Skillman Library 003
Andrea Smith (Anthropology & Sociology) and Ben Cohen (Engineering Studies)

The Digital Humanities Faculty Steering Committee is pleased to announce the first of a monthly series of digital humanities lunches. These lunch hours are informal times for DH practitioners and those curious about the field to eat, chat, and learn together. The first lunch will be held on Tuesday, October 7 at 12:15pm in Skillman 003; all faculty are welcome, and food is of course provided.


To start off the conversation at this inaugural lunch, our 2014 DH Summer Fellows, Andrea Smith (Anthropology & Sociology) and Ben Cohen (Engineering Studies) will offer brief work-in-progress presentations.


Andrea Smith will discuss her study of "Syrian Town," a now-razed neighborhood of downtown Easton, which involves connecting stories with maps of the former cityscape.


Ben Cohen will discuss a GIS mapping project to visualize the growth of new manufactured foods in the 19th century, specifically the two case studies of cottonseed oil and oleomargarine. One map is about agricultural production, showing how the oil followed cotton harvests. The other map is about cultural reaction, showing the proliferation of laws against margarine before 1900.


This lunch series is supported by the Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative.


Please contact Chris Phillips at phillipc@lafayette.edu with any questions.

Sponsored by: 
Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative

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Chris Phillips