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Wednesday, November 20 • 1:50pm - 2:00pm
POSTER TALK: From "a culture of embarrassment" to a voyage of discovery: Using digital humanities techniques to explore New Zealand's 19th Century Novels Collection

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Posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference. Come and listen to the speakers present their poster from 1.50-2.00pm and make sure you check out the poster if you can't make the talk.

Digital humanities (DH), or the interaction between technology and the humanities disciplines, is a growing field internationally. As part of a humanities university, the Victoria University of Wellington Library has a strategic goal to embed DH support into its service offering. Much of the DH literature encourages librarians to become research collaborators rather than supporters, and a small team of DH enthusiasts in the Library have commenced a project to analyse the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection's corpus of 19th century colonial novels, using a range of DH tools. NZ colonial literature was despised by future generations for its nostalgia and sentimentality, and was said to produce "a culture of embarrassment" in the succeeding generation of writers. This presentation will share the results of the 19th Century Novels project, and discuss progress on embedding DH support into the Library.

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Marisa King

Team Leader Subject Librarians, Victoria University of Wellington
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Chrissy Knight

Library Advisor, Victoria University of Wellington

Wednesday November 20, 2019 1:50pm - 2:00pm NZDT
Oceania - Food Hall, Meeting Point and Admin Desk Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand