Conferences & Symposia

  • Life-Writing Historicized: The Individual in Social and Cultural Context in Europe, 1300-1800

    Life-Writing Historicized: The Individual in Social and Cultural Context in Europe, 1300-1800

    February 22 - 23, 2019

    February 22nd, 9:00am - 5:00pm   |   February 23rd, 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Iron Arrow Room, Shalala Center

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    Recent scholarship on life-writing has focused on such diverse issues as subjectivities, identities, the construction of the self, and much more. This symposium proposes to contextualize such investigations by focusing on the historical dimension of these questions. How do approaches to historical writing from the perspective of the individual intersect with established, yet newer fields and topics, such as cultural history, microhistory, the history of gender and sexuality, the history of narrative, the relationship between internal beliefs and values and the external world, and the history of the emotions, as well as more traditional fields such as political history and social history? The symposium will explore these questions, drawing upon different forms of historical evidence, such as letters, diaries, journals, autobiographies, archival materials, contemporary biographical accounts, and visual evidence, such as portraits.

  • Computer-Assisted Text Analysis for Resource-Scarce Literatures

    Computer-Assisted Text Analysis for Resource-Scarce Literatures (CARTARSL)

    April 24 - 25, 2019

    Aril 24th, 9:00am - 5:00pm   |   April 25th, 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Newman Alumni Center Executive Boardroom & Richter Library Third Floor Conference Room

    This two-day symposium aims to bring together scholars and researchers working with computational approaches to texts. The event targets a broad audience interested in the application of digital text analysis technology (text mining, topic modeling, authorship detection, tasks performed through Natural Language Processing) for Resource-Scarce Literatures and from an historical perspective.