ASEEES Digital Humanities in the Slavic Field group is pleased to announce a pre-conference digital project workshop to take place on the morning of November 23, 2019, at San Francisco Marriott Marquis (Floor 2 Foothill G1, G2). The workshop is open to all ASEEES attendees and other interested scholars.
In an on-going effort to build a digital ego-document repository, the Prozhito project has already collected over 3,000 Russian- and Ukrainian-language diaries and made over 400,000 diary entries available to researchers through the archive search function. The next step in Prozhito development is finding digital tools to assist researchers who wish to work with the archive. The second annual pre-conference digital project workshop brings together Slavic DH scholars who showcase their research in the Prozhito archive.
Misha Melnichenko, Prozhito project founder and leading researcher
Anastasiya Bonch-Osmolovskaya, Academic Supervisor, Computational Linguistics Program, Higher School of Economics in Moscow
Philip Gleissner, Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, The Ohio State University
Andrew Janco, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Haverford College
8:30-9:00 Meet and greet
Prozhito founder Misha Melnichenko will explain how the project began, how he built a team of 600 volunteers to digitize diaries, and how Prozhito teaches the art and craft of reading and digitizing ego-documents.
In this section, we will discuss the process of transforming the raw text and metadata transcribed by Prozhito into datasets that can be used in specific experiments.
Leader: Andrew Janco
10:00-10:45 Diarists as Readers: Literary Networks in the Prozhito Diaries
Soviet diarists often wrote about the literature they were reading. In this section, we will use network analysis to trace literary reception in the Prozhito data. The session will feature a basic introduction to network analysis terms and tools.
Leader: Philip Gleissner
As ego-documents, diaries contain authentic expressions of personal thoughts and feelings. In this section, we will use distant reading tools to trace the emotional expressions and patterns of reasoning in the Prozhito diaries. The session will feature a basic introduction to distant reading terms and tools.
Leader: Anastasiya Bonch-Osmolovskaya
The workshop is open to all ASEEES attendees and other scholars wishing to investigate and develop research questions for the Prozhito project collections.
No previous knowledge of Digital Humanities is required.
We apologize for having no refreshments on site as we are prohibited from ordering third-party catering. There are many coffeehouses in the area including Peet’s Coffee at 773 Market St. and Starbucks coffeehouses at 789 Mission St. and 780 Market St. where refreshments can be bought.
The Road to Now podcast episode recorded at the ASEEES post-workshop panel.
Original Photo Credit: Anastasiia Pavlovskaia