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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

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Archived Seminars

*CANCELLED*: CIRSS Seminar with Neal Cohen, Director of the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI) at Illinois
Friday, May 4, 2018  4pm - 5pm
We hope to reschedule this session for Fall 2018....

*MONDAY*  Hard Shouldn't be Hardship: Supporting Absolute Novices to Python
Monday, April 30, 2018  4:15pm - 5:15pm
Session leaders: Elizabeth Wickes, iSchool Lecturer
When we tell novices that programming is hard, what are we warning them about? The intent may be to impress upon learners the importance of taking the workload seriously and starting early on the home...

Mass-digitization and literary history: Sustaining discoveries and building communities
Friday, April 27, 2018  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Katherine Bode, Associate Professor at the Australian National University in Canberra
In the nineteenth century, newspapers were the main publishers of fiction in Australia; in the twenty-first century, the National Library of Australia’s Trove database represents the largest col...

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