Brook Danielle Lillehaugen on Digital Scholarship & Collaboration with Stake-Holding Communities

Ticha Burgoa

We’re very pleased to announce that Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, assistant professor of linguistics at Haverford College, will give a presentation at Trinity College (Hartford) on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 4.30 in LITC 181. Her talk is entitled “Digital scholarship and collaboration with stake-holding communities: Ticha, a digital text explorer for Colonial Zapotec,” and will be followed by a small reception. Her lecture is free and open to the public.

Lillehaugen specializes in Zapotec languages in both modern and historical forms, and is particularly interested (for this talk) in how the digital humanities and social media might be used (or not) in documenting, language revitalizing, and collaborating with stake-holding speech communities. The talk is based on her work with Ticha, which “allows users to access and explore many interlinked layers of texts from a corpus of Colonial Valley Zapotec manuscripts and printed books, including images of the original documents, transcriptions, translations, and linguistic analysis, including morphological interlinearization. Ticha seeks to make this corpus of Colonial Zapotec texts accessible to scholars in diverse fields, Zapotec community members, and the general public.”

Lillehaugen’s talk is organized by Educational Technology & Research Services. Support for this event was provided in part by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Please contact Jason B. Jones, director of educational technology & interim director of research services, or Mary Mahoney, Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow in digital humanities, with any questions.

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