Free Event: Mapping Rural Lives and Environments in Atlantic Canada

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Mapping Rural Lives and Environments in the Atlantic Region:
An Atlantic Canada Studies Conference 2022 Digital Humanities Workshop

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm ADT

Hosted by Dr. Joshua MacFadyen, Canada Research Chair in Geospatial Humanities, and the GeoREACH Lab, University of Prince Edward Island

Register by Tuesday, 24 May, 2022, at 4:00 pm ADT to attend remotely via Zoom (in-person registration is closed).

“Join us as historians, librarians, and other scholars share new ways to use digital tools to explore rural environmental history in Atlantic Canada.”

This workshop considers new digital humanities (DH), quantitative research, and other approaches to documents such as rural diaries and life writing that in the past have largely received a qualitative focus.

We hope that this small focused workshop at ACSC will bring together scholars to learn about these emerging DH methods and to build capacity for new rural, agricultural, and environmental history based on digital collections in the Atlantic region.

In-person: Digital Vizualization Lab, Harriet Irving Library, UNB Fredericton

Keynote Sessions:

The Rural Diary Archive
Dr. Cathy Wilson, Redelmeier Professor in Rural History, Department of History, College of Arts, University of Guelph

Topic Modeling and Rural Diaries
Grace Fishbein, ACENET

Farm Energy Profiles and New Data Visualisation Tools
Dr. Joshua MacFadyen and Dr. Margot Maddison-MacFadyen, GeoREACH Lab, University of Prince Edward Island

Feature image: Unloading barrels of apples, Falmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, ca. 1929. Used with permission. Canada Science and Technology Museum, Image No.: CN000789.
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