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Raymond Siemens, “Converging Knowledge Domains and the Study of the Electronic Book”

Paradigms Lecture 3 -Friday, February 8, 11 am – 12:30 pm, UCSB, South Hall 2635

On February 8, 2008, Raymond Siemens presented the third lecture in the Tranliteracies Project’s Paradigms Lecture series: “Converging Knowledge Domains and the Study of the Electronic Book.”

HCI-Book Report: The Study of Professional Reading Tools for Computing Humanists.

Full Video: .mov | .wmv

Video by Sections:

  • Section 1: Introductory remarks by Alan Liu. .mov | .wmv
  • Section 2: Overview; Research Team; Initial Consultation; Research Questions .mov | .wmv
  • Section 3: Research Objectives; Reading Devices Considered .mov | .wmv
  • Section 4: Closing Thoughts; Q&A (partial) .mov | .wmv

Ray Siemens is the Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing and Professor of English at University of Victoria (and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King’s College London), President (English) of the Society for Digital Humanities, and a leader of several major humanities computing and literary/textual initiatives. His larger research projects include the Human-Computer Interaction, Interface, and the Electronic Book project (HCI-Book), the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, the Professional Reading Environments (PReE) project, and initiatives associated with the TAPoR and Synergies project. He has authored numerous articles on the intersection of literary studies and computational methods and is the co-editor of several book collections on humanities computing topics, among them Blackwell’s Companion to Digital Humanities (with Susan Schreibman and John Unsworth) and Companion to Digital Literary Studies (with Susan Schreibman).

In the literary field, Siemens specializes in the Early Modern period. He is the founding editor of the electronic scholarly journal Early Modern Literary Studies. His current research in Early Modern literature focuses on two early Tudor manuscript miscellanies (BL Add Ms 31922 and BL Add Ms 17492; the Henry VIII Manuscript, and the Devonshire Manuscript)

  Kimberly Knight, 01.27.08

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