Digital Humanities Showcase: Call for Proposals Submit by February 1, 2017 Showcase on March 23, 2017 The interdisciplinary field of digital humanities (DH) aims to bring together humanistic inquiry and digital technologies, organizing new modes of archival research, developing computer-aided methodologies for answering humanistic questions, curating digitized archives of all kinds, bringing digital platforms into the classroom in creative ways, and engaging critically with the culture of new media. In order to encourage collaboration and community at Rutgers, and regionally in the state New Jersey, the Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative invites contributions to a Digital Humanities Showcase, to be held at Alexander Library on Thursday,Read More →

[crossposted from https://www.sas.rutgers.edu/cms/asian/events/#sym-buddhist-literacy-vietnam] Presented by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey & The Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation Friday – Saturday, September 23 & 24, 2016 Location: Alexander Library, Scholarly Communication Center Lecture Hall We are happy to announce an upcoming international and interdisciplinary symposium on Buddhist Literacy in Early Modern Northern Vietnam, to be held from 23-24 September, 2016. Catalyzed by the recent digitization of two textual collections held at the Thắng Nghiêm and Phổ Nhân Buddhist Temples in northern Vietnam, we propose to investigate the interaction of textual practices, publishing, and the transmission of literacy in interaction with Buddhism and the Buddhist institution.Read More →

The Revisualization of an Icon of European Literature: Petrarch’s Rerum vulgarium fragmenta H. Wayne Storey, Indiana University September 26, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Teleconference Lecture Hall, Room 403 Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue New Brunswick, NJ Since Giovanni Mestica’s 1896 critical edition until today, editions of Petrarch’s Rerum vulgarium fragmenta have relied heavily on features of Bembo’s two Aldine editions (1501 and 1514) while claiming adherence to the manuscript whose production the poet oversaw the last seven years of his life. Yet MS Vaticano Latino 3195 represents two very difference kinds of document that require two unique orientations for its interpretation. The new “rich-text” editionRead More →