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CIRSS Seminar Series

The CIRSS Seminar Series will meet on most Friday afternoons when classes are in session. Meetings will be held from 4:00 - 5:00 in 126 LISB unless announced otherwise. The aim of the CIRSS Seminar Series is to provide a relaxed, no-prep venue for sharing our current research by presenting reruns of our recent conference presentations. All CIRSS faculty and student affiliates are welcome to present, and session attendance is open to the entire campus community. Announcements and meeting reminders for the CIRSS Seminar Series will be distributed widely via the regular iSchool email lists for faculty, students, and staff. If you have any questions regarding the CIRSS Seminar Series, or, if you would like volunteer to lead a future session, please contact Janet Eke at 217-333-4701 or

Upcoming Seminars

Radio Sutatenza: History and collective memory in a public library
Friday, March 30, 2018  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Jorge Rojas-Alvarez, Informatics PhD candidate
The documentary exhibition "Radio Sutatenza: A cultural revolution in the Colombian countryside (1947-1994)" opened at the Luis Angel Arango Public Library in Bogotá (Colombia), was a...

CIRSS Seminar with scholarly visitor David Mimno
Monday, April 2, 2018  4:15pm - 5:15pm
Session leaders: David Mimno, Cornell University
Details coming soon....

CIRSS Seminar with scholarly visitor Peter Murray-Rust
Tuesday, April 3, 2018  4:15pm - 5:15pm
Session leaders: Peter Murray-Rust, University of Cambridge
Details coming soon....

Archived Seminars

[** Please note room change to 242 IS, and start time of 4:15pm **]  Opportunities for computer support for systematic reviewing - a gap analysis
Friday, March 16, 2018  4:15pm - 5:15pm
Session leaders: Linh Hoang, iSchool PhD Candidate
Systematic review is a type of literature review designed to synthesize all available evidence on a given question. Systematic reviews require significant time and effort, which has led to the continu...

Egalitarian data mining: Considerations and methods for online education environments
Friday, March 9, 2018  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Nigel Bosch, NCSA Post-doctoral Research Fellow.
Online and computer-based education continues to grow in popularity. Along with this trend come new sources of data, which offer exciting opportunities to understand learners’ experiences and be...

Toward sustainable platforms for digital humanities research: Challenges and opportunities for modeling cultural data collections
Friday, January 26, 2018  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Katrina Fenlon, iSchool Postdoctoral Research Associate
Scholarship is producing increasingly diverse digital artifacts as researchers across disciplines seek to share new forms of evidence in new ways. In tandem, our digital cultural inheritance is growin...

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