Digital Humanities and Networks: Early Modern Textuality and Journalism in Spain and South America (1650-1750)
On March 14th and 15th 2019 at STONY BROOK UNIV, the Dep of Hispanic Languages and Literature hosted a seminar and humanities lab on early modern news-sheets, pamphlets, relaciones de sucesos and their networks in Europe and South America, between 1650 and 1750. The event was funded by a FAHSS Award from Stony Brook College of Arts and Sciences and forms part of Prof. Paul Firbas’s larger project on the edition, data visualization and study of theDiarios y memorias de los sucesos principales y noticias más sobresalientes en esta ciudad de Lima, corte del Perú published by printer Joseph de Contreras y Alvarado in Lima between 1700 and 1711.
Prof. Joseph Pierce gave a plenary talk on Saturday, March 9, at SBU. The title was “Intimate Frontiers: Becoming Sister in the Diaries of Julia and Delfina Bunge”. This is part of Prof. Pierce’s forthcoming book at SUNY Press: “Argentine Intimacies: Queer Kinship in an Age of Splendor, 1890-1910”
This March 14th and 15th at STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY (New York), the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature will host a seminar and humanities lab on early modern news-sheets, pamphlets, relaciones de sucesos and their networks in Europe and South America, mainly between 1650 and 1750. This event is funded by a FAHSS Award from Stony Brook College of Arts and Sciences and forms part of Prof. Paul Firbas’s larger project on the edition, data visualization and study of theDiarios y memorias de los sucesos principales y noticias más sobresalientes en esta ciudad de Lima, corte del Perúpublished by printer Joseph de Contreras y Alvarado in Lima between 1700 and 1711.
Early Modern Textuality and Journalism in Spain and South America (1650-1750)
PANEL (SEMINAR). Thursday March 14th (2019) in Humanities 2036 (In Spanish)
2.30-4 pm: TEXTUAL SCHOLARSHIP, ANNOTATION AND TEXT CIRCULATION
4.15-5.30 pm: ROUND TABLE. Doctoral student presentation and discussion on the assigned readings:
(1) Carmen Espejo Cala, “Un marco de interpretación para el periodismo europeo en la primera edad moderna”; (2) Nieves Pena Sueiro, “El portal BIDISO: pasado, presente y futuro inmediato. Un ejemplo de evolución en aplicaciones de las Humanidades Digitales”; (3) José A. Rodríguez Garrido, “Un entremés para la corte virreinal limeña: anotación e interpretación de una pieza de teatro breve de Peralta Barnuevo”; (4) Roger Chartier and Peter Stallybrass, “What is a Book?” y (5) Jerome McGann, “Why digital textual scholarship matters; or, philology in a new key”.
HUMANITIES LAB. Friday March 15th (2019) in Humanities 1051 (In Spanish and English)
All students and faculty interested in digital editions of early modern texts in Spanish are welcome.
10 am: Skype conversation with Prof. Nieves Pena Sueiro (Universidade da Coruña). Digital catalogs, bibliographic resources, online editions and digital archives.
11 am: Web platforms analysis: design and dispositio, web tools, reading online, collaborations. Editing, reading and visualizing the Diario de Lima: networks, material culture, news and relaciones de sucesos.
12 m: Semantic web for the study of early journalism. Skype conversation at 12.15 pm with Prof. Francisco Baena Sánchez (Universidad de Sevilla). Open conversation on mapping networks, digital humanities and early modern journalism in Europe and Spanish America.
1 -1.30 pm: Lunch break (in seminar room Hum 1051)
1.30-2 pm: Indexing, text mark-up, technical options? Additional Skype connection.
2-3 pm: Final ideas, conclusions and video statement.
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Watch our video (in Spanish with English subtitles)
On Wednesday, February 27th, Alex Gil and Moacir P. de Sá Pereira (Columbia U) presented the Torn Apart/ Separados project at the DH conference organized by our Department. Roopika Risam (Salem State U) was also part of the presentation via Skype. After the presentation, there was a workshop on how to implement a mini Rapid Research Response project .
On Thursday 28th we had the opportunity to have a conversation with Associate Professor of the Department of Women and Gender Studies Nancy Hiemstra on her current work. She was invited to our SPN 609 graduate course. It was a ver inspiring roundtable on deportation, detention spaces, and her proposal of “periscoping” as an integral research methodology.
After the election of Joair Bolsonaro, who sworn in as Brazilian 38th president on January 1st, 2019, academics all over the world have been analyzing the quick transformation of a former army captain and federal deputy for Rio de Janeiro (1998-2018) into an anti-establishment political phenomenon running the government of the largest economy in South America.
In response to this political and cultural scenario, Prof. Javier Uriarte in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature organized this February 20th a round table with historian Barbara Weinstein (NYU) –former professor at Stony Brook– and anthropologist Rosana Pinhero Machado (Federal Univ of Santa Maria, Brazil). The event was held in the renovated LACS seminar room.
Barbara Weistein on the past and present of Brazilian corruption
The lively Q&A led us into further conversations where we were able to make a ten minute video with historian Barbara Weinstein about corruption and its uses in Brazilian politics.
…nobody who has been participating in Brazilian politics since 1946 could possible claim to be free of any kind of corrupt involvement. So, I think, the structure of politics is such that escaping corruption in Brazil at this point in time is extremely difficult. That raises the question of what you do when you have corruption that is so wide spread and how do you gauge the corruption investigations that punish some people and not others? In my opinion, what it’s been going on in Brazil for much of the last five years is what some people have termed ‘lawfare’.
Hispanic Languages and Literatures thanks Barbara and Rosana for their visit to Stony Brook and generosity to share their research and ideas with our community.