Kickoff Meeting Report

On September 28, 2020 the East Asian Digital Humanities Working Group met for its inaugural meeting. Students, faculty, and staff at Princeton from a wide range of subjects were invited to join.

With 47 participants the event was very well attended with participation from undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, developers, librarians and museum curators from a wide range of subjects (including, but not limited to East Asian Studies, History, Art & Archaeology, Neuroscience, Politics, Sociology, Religion, and Comparative Literature). Despite not having widely announced the event outside of Princeton, six external participants (from Rutgers, Temple, Montclair State, Uni Jena, WUSTL, and New College Florida) joined the discussion.

The working group discussed its plans for the coming weeks and months. A number of Princeton students, faculty and staff shared in their ongoing or planned DH projects in short presentations.

Speakers were:

In a lively discussion the group identified several areas of interest for future events, including dataset creation, optical character recognition (OCR) of East Asian texts, the application of geographic information systems (GIS), computer aided textual analysis, and topic modelling.

Kickoff Meeting Invitation

Sep 28, 2020 4:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

zoom link / join by telephone

meeting ID 2520754010, passcode EADH

The East Asian Studies Department and the Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton are excited to jointly announce the formation of a new East Asian Digital Humanities Working Group at Princeton. The Working Group plans to regularly organize meetings, workshops and other events over the academic year. We would like to invite you to a virtual kick-off meeting – registration is not required.

In this first meeting, the group will share its plans for the coming weeks and months. A number of Princeton students, faculty and staff from a variety of disciplines working on different parts of East Asia have been invited to share in very short presentations their ongoing or planned DH projects, including:

  • Anna Shields (East Asian Studies)
  • Chan Yong Bu (East Asian Studies)
  • Gian Duri Rominger (East Asian Studies) / Nick Budak (Center for Digital Humanities)
  • Hannah Waight (Sociology) 
  • Caitlin Karyadi (Art & Archaeology)
  • Joshua Seufert (East Asian Library)

We hope that many of you will be able join us.

Best wishes,

Joshua Seufert, Xin Wen, Nick Budak