Symposium to explore digital methods and hybrid research in science and humanities

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Yale students, faculty, and staff members will present projects that highlight the questions that can be asked and considered via digital methods and collaborations between the sciences and humanities during “Beyond Boundaries: Second Annual Symposium on Hybrid Scholarship at Yale University,” taking place on Friday, April 7.

The event, which is open to the entire campus community and the public, will take place 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the lecture hall and exhibition room of Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High St. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Some of the questions that will be addressed include: How can 3D printing help preserve cultural heritage sites? What might digital maps tell us about the political, commercial, and historical realities of film festivals?

Peter Leonard, director of the Digital Humanities Lab, will welcome guests at 10 a.m. Lightning talks by undergraduate and graduate students will follow. At 11 a.m., faculty and staff members will make presentations on the benefits and challenges of digital methods and collaborations for research and teaching. In addition to Leonard, presenters include Agnete Lassen of the Yale Babylonian Collection and Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations; ornithologist Richard Prum of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities; Lawrence Wilen of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design; and Anna Zayaruznaya of the Department of Music.

Yale University Librarian and Deputy Provost for Libraries and Scholarly Communication Susan Gibbons will offer closing remarks at 11:55 a.m. A poster session showcasing projects by students, faculty and staff will conclude the event noon-1 p.m.

The “Beyond Boundaries” symposium is organized by the Yale Digital Humanities Lab and Yale STEAM (STEM plus Arts and Humanities), with support from the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning. Visit the symposium website for more information.

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