On Thursday, May 3, guest speaker Randa El-Khatib will be giving a lecture at the Digital Humanities Colloquium:
“Geospatial Research Prototyping”
Room S11, Neues Seminargebäude
Randa El-Khatib is pursuing her doctoral degree in the English Department at the University of Victoria. She is a Research Assistant at the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, where she is the project coordinator of the Open Knowledge Practicum. Working on plays and epic poetry of the English Renaissance, Randa’s research focuses on how space is represented in fictional and allegorical settings. She is the project manager of the TopoText team that develops digital mapping tools for humanities research at the American University of Beirut. The current prototype deals with the ambiguities found in marrying automation with literature of the early modern period and humanities content more generally. Her present research focuses on what it means to prototype in the digital humanities and how this compares to other disciplines. Randa also co-runs the DHSI Unconference.
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