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UC Libraries Welcomes Digital Humanities Expert for November Events

Visiting scholar Constance Crompton will present a series of talks and hands-on workshops on digital humanities Nov. 19-20. All events are free to attend and open to the public.

Date: 11/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
By: Melissa Norris
Phone: (513) 556-1558

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Dr. Constance Crompton
Dr. Constance Crompton

UC Libraries is thrilled to welcome to campus Nov. 19 and 20 the next expert in the Digital Humanities Speaker Series Constance Crompton. She is an assistant professor of digital humanities and English in the Department of Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia. She will present a series of talks and hands-on workshops, all free and open to the public, in the Walter C. Langsam Library. Participants are encouraged to come to any or all sessions that are of interest to them and to their work.

Thursday, Nov. 19
  • Session 1: 1:30-2:30 p.m. – "Planning for Success: Project Management for the Digital Humanities… and Beyond!" Langsam Library 480

Friday, Nov. 20 (Participants are encouraged to bring laptops for the Friday sessions)
  • Session 2: 10-11:30 a.m. – Keynote – "Making History: Collaboration, Collection and Creation in the Digital Humanities," Langsam Library 462
  • LUNCH: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Langsam Library 480
  • Session 3: 12:30-1:30 p.m. –  "What the Computer Doesn’t Know…: Representing Primary Source Documents in TEI" (Overview of the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines – see for more information), Langsam Library 462
  • Session 4: 2-4 p.m. – "Digital Humanities in the Classroom: Tools, Tips, and Tricks,"  Langsam Library 462
In addition to digital humanities, Crompton’s research interests include queer history, Victorian visual and popular culture and code as a representative medium. She is co-director of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project and a researcher with Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE). Crompton also serves as the associate director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria. She has extensive expertise in literary text-encoding and the philosophy, theory and practicalities of encoding in XML (Extensible Markup Language) using the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines.

The development and implementation of the speaker series is part of UC Libraries’ Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship Strategic Initiative, which aims to build engagement and awareness of digital humanities and digital scholarship within UC Libraries and the university. More about the Libraries’ Strategic Plan can be found online at

For more information, contact Arlene Johnson, associate senior librarian and digital humanities strategist, at 513-556-1417 or via e-mail