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Please join us for a UW Data Science Seminar event on Thursday, February 11th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The seminar will feature Sarah Ketchley, Affiliate Lecturer in Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, and co-presenters Frederick Chan and Emma Fritzberg.
“They Came to Egypt: Databases and Digital Editions of 19th Century Nile Travelogues”
Abstract: The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project began in 2011 with the goals of transcribing and making available a series of Nile travel journals written between 1889-1913 which describe society, archaeology and antiquities-collecting in turn-of-the-century Egypt. Project team members include faculty and student interns who have been collaborating on all aspects of the work, including transcription, editing, research, text encoding and database/web development. The scope of the project has grown to include a broad collection of related primary source and published material from this period, and this presentation will describe the process of making our work accessible online in the form of a searchable database of travelogues, and an online interactive reader which draws from our XML:TEI encoded texts.
Biography: Sarah Ketchley is an Egyptologist and art history scholar in the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization at the University of Washington, where she teaches introductory and graduate-level classes in digital humanities, and directs a student DH internship program.
The UW Data Science Seminar is an annual lecture series at the University of Washington that hosts scholars working across applied areas of data science, such as the sciences, engineering, humanities and arts along with methodological areas in data science, such as computer science, applied math and statistics. Our presenters come from all domain fields and include occasional external speakers from regional partners, governmental agencies and industry.
All seminars will be hosted virtually for the 2020-2021 academic year, and are free and open to the public.