Periodicals as Data: Hands-on Workshop December 1, 2021

SlavicDH Pre-Conference 2021

Periodicals as Data: Hands-on Workshop

December 1, 2021 (all times US Central, GMT-6)

Start End Session Title  Description
Session I 8:00-9:45 ~ Introduction to the Early Soviet Periodicals Project
8:00 8:20 Welcome and introductions What is periodical data? An overview of objectives. Time will be reserved for questions. 

Presenters: Kat Reischl (Stanford) and Natasha Ermolaev (Stanford)

8:20 8:40 About the Early Soviet Periodicals Collection The Landscape of Periodical Projects. Time will be reserved for questions. 

Presenter: Thomas Keenan (Princeton)

8:40 9:00 Exploring the Collection An introduction to the difficult typologies of journal spaces. Ongoing investigations. Time will be reserved for questions. 

Presenters: Thomas Keenan (Princeton) and Kat Reischl (Stanford) 

9:00 9:45 Hands-on activity Description of Computer Vision and activity with Teachable Machine using categories and images from ESPC to train a model

Presenter: Andrew Janco (Haverford College)

Session II 10:00-11:45  ~ Teaching and Learning with Periodicals Collections 
10:00 10:15 ITMO collaboration Program developments at ITMO University with periodical collections 

Presenter: Antonina Pushkovskaia (ITMO, St. Petersburg)

10:15 10:30 Truzhenitsa Vostoka  An overview of teaching with Harvard’s Truzhenitsa Vostoka collection in digital formats

Presenter: Christine Jacobson (Harvard)

10:30 10:45 Soviet Periodicals in the classroom  An overview of implementing Soviet periodical collections in courses on Soviet and Russia media 

Presenter: Carlotta Chenoweth (West Point Academy)

10:45 11:00 Discussion
Session III 12:00-1:45  ~ Color & Vision 
12:00 12:40 Color Detection Colors in Digitized Images, Streamlit app, color picker
12:40 1:10 Computer Vision & Research
Activity using PixPlot as a research tool in interpretation

Presenter: Andrew Janco (Haverford College)

1:10 1:45 Closing  Debrief from the day’s sessions. Where and how do we define digital periodical studies at the end of the day? What is useful in these approaches?