Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Symposium: “Reading the First Books: Colonial Documents in the Digital Age”

Tue, May 30, 2017 | 2nd Floor Conference Room, Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit 1

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections celebrates the conclusion of our “Reading the First Books” project, a two-year collaborative effort to develop tools for the automatic transcription of early modern, multilingual printed books.

In addition to unveiling the developed tools, interfaces, and datasets, this symposium will bring together invited scholars, librarians, software developers, and students for a day-long conversation on the themes of digital scholarship, early modern history, and Latin American studies.

Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Dept. of Linguistics, Haverford College
The Promise of Digital Scholarship in the Study of Indigneous Language Texts: Access, Inclusion, and Opportunity

Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Unsupervised Analysis of Early Modern Documents

Free and open to the public, with registration requested on Eventbrite at Reading the First Books. Light breakfast served at 8:30 a.m. Catered Peruvian lunch.

For more information, contact Albert A. Palacios, Digital Scholarship Coordinator.


Reading the First Books is generously funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities.

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