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2018

Information + Humanities Conference

Sept. 21-22, 2018   /   Nittany Lion Inn  / Assembly Room


All sessions take place at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.

Friday, September 21

8:45-9:15 : Breakfast

9:15-10:30 : Welcome & Keynote : Jonathan Sterne (McGill University), "Music, Sound, and the Cultural Politics of Artificial Intelligence: The Case of LANDR"

10:45-12:30 : Session 1

Chair: Claire Bourne (Penn State University)

Michelle Caswell (University of California, Los Angeles), "Now More Than Ever: Archivists Against History Repeating Itself"

Courtney Rivard (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), “Giving Voice to the South: The Great Depression and the Life History Project”

Craig Robertson (Northeastern University), "Supporting Information: Cabinets, Files, and Granular Certainty"

12:45-2:00 : Private Lunch

2:00-3:45 : Session 2

Chair: Ran Zwigenberg (Penn State University)

Grant Wythoff (Penn State University), “Techniques and Technologies: On the Cultural History of the Gadget”

Josh Shepperd (Penn State University), “Formularization of the 'Standardization' Paradigm in Media Industry Research and Development Practices, 1935-1941”

David Squires (University of Louisiana at Lafayette), "The Bulk of Knowledge: Collection Management at the Library of Congress"

4:00-5:45 : Session 3

Chair: Johann Le Guelte (Penn State University)

Andrew Goldstone (Rutgers University), “Market Information and Genre Formation around 1900”

Jocelyn Rodal (Penn State University), “On Mathematics as Writing: The Ontology of Abstractions”

Chad Wellmon (University of Virginia), “Alien Knowledge: On Machines, Humans, and Epistemic Ideals”

6:00 : Private Conference Dinner

Saturday, September 22

8:30-9:00 : Breakfast

9:00-10:45: Session 4

Chair: Rosa Eberly (Penn State University)

Cara Finnegan (University of Illinois), "Barack Obama's Visual Archive"

Lauren Klein (Georgia Tech University), "Elizabeth Palmer Peabody's Feminist Visualization Work"

Tanya Clement (University of Texas at Austin), “Resonant Frequencies: Towards a Rationale of Audio Texts in Literary Study”

11:00-12:15 : Session 5

Chair: Patrick Allen (Penn State University)

Jeffrey Binder (Penn State University), “Poetry and Science Before the ‘Two Cultures:’ William Wordsworth and George Boole”

Asheesh Siddique (Penn State University),  “The Archive and Early Modernity: An Argument”

Gordon Fraser (University of Manchester), “Star Territory: Printing the Universe in Nineteenth-Century America”

12:15-1:30 : Closing Remarks & Private Lunch