Directions in Digital Humanities:
"Planning the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee"

Milwaukee City Hall, 1895Amanda Seligman, Associate Professor, UWM Dept. of History, will present the inaugural talk in the new series "Directions in Digital Humanities," sponsored by the UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab (DHL), on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 4 p.m.

Seligman will discuss planning the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee, a digital project for which she won a National Endowment for the Humanities award.

The talk will take place in the DHL, located in the east wing second floor of the Golda Meir Library.

Other talks in the series this semester are :

Oct. 10: Marc Tasman, Senior Lecturer, UWM Dept. of Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies, "12-year-old Computer Genius from 1984: Contextualizing YouTube Video Comments as a Corpora of Text on Internet Culture."

Oct. 17, George Essl, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Depts. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Music, “Mobile Live Art and Music Performance.”

Oct. 24, Joe Austin, Associate Professor, UWM Dept. of History, “The U.S. Teenager's Debut: Criminalization and Newspapers in the 1940s.”

Dec. 5, Stuart Moulthrop, Professor, UWM Dept. of English, "Really Big Data and the Way We Read Now: Generative Poetry as Literary Engagement."

DHL, created by the Libraries in collaboration with the Center for Instructional and Professional Development and the College of Letters and Science, is an interdisciplinary, collaborative space aimed at bringing together faculty, academic staff, and advanced graduate students from across campus to explore the digital humanities, investigate ideas for new projects, and contribute to ongoing projects.

For more information about DHL, visit or contact Ann Hanlon ( or Matt Russell (

Image: Milwaukee City Hall under construction, 1895.