8 Jul 2014

DH 2014 Lausanne

Lausanne

Just got back from the 2014 Digital Humanities conference, held this year in Lausanne Switzerland.

DH2014

As you can see from that interior shot of the auditorium, the facilities were more than adequate. Here’s a shot of the SwissTech Convention Center from outside:

SwissTech Convention Center

The natural setting was dramatic as well, although the mountains were shrouded by clouds when we were there:

Lausanne

Together with a grad student, I presented on a project to map the 170,000 Farm Security Administration photographs taken during the 1930s-40s:

Photogrammar presentation
Thanks to Miriam Posner for this picture

I also co-presented a poster with Mats Malm from Gothenburg, about ways of surfacing related content in large digital literary collections:

Poster presenation
Thanks to Jenny Bergenmar for this picture

We were pretty busy during the week, but there was some time to view the sights in town, such as the Escaliers du marché:

Escaliers du marché

One of the things I am trying to do is take spur-of-the-moment street photographs, alongside more traditional tourist shots of city halls and churches. This couple was sitting in front of the (very impressive) entryway to the cathedral:

Outside the cathedral

Around the corner, a young girl was amusing herself by jumping off of a low wall:

Jumper