Invited Talks

TALKS

Benjamin Charles Germain Lee

Invited Talks

01/18/2023 (*upcoming*)
Humboldt University of Berlin
Digital History Research Colloquium
"Newspaper Navigator: Reimagining Digitized Newspapers with Machine Learning" (virtual)

05/23/22
Library of Congress & International Internet Preservation Consortium
"#WhyWebArchiving: Preserving Internet Content for Research Use" (virtual)
A Panel Session with Ian Milligan, Jennifer Harbster, Beth Osborne, and Amelia Acker
Event desription available here, video available here

05/13/22
University of Toronto
Critical Digital Methods Institute
CDMI Workshop Series
"How to Get Published in Academic Journals" (virtual)
A Panel Session with Editors of Digital Humanities Quarterly, Feminist Media Studies, and Social Media & Society
Event desription available here

02/22/22
Princeton University
Center for Digital Humanities
"Novel Machine Learning Methods for Computing Cultural Heritage: An Interdisciplinary Approach" (virtual)
Event description available here

02/02/22
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Digital Humanities + iSchool (DHIS) Collective Meeting
"Compounded Mediation: A Data Archaeology of the Newspaper Navigator Dataset" (virtual)
Event description available here

01/28/22
The University of Washington
Computer Science & Engineering HCI Seminar
"Newspaper Navigator: Open Faceted Search for 1.5 Million Images" (virtual)

11/10/2021
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Honors Program Speaker Series
"Newspaper Navigator: Reimagining Digitized Newspapers with Machine Learning" (virtual)

11/09/2021
University of London School of Advanced Study
Institute of Historical Research
Digital History Seminar Series
"Newspaper Navigator: Reimagining Digitized Newspapers with Machine Learning" (virtual)
Recording available here

10/06/2021
Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Digital History of Science Working Group
Compounded Mediation: A Data Archaeology of the Newspaper Navigator Dataset" (virtual)

06/25/2021
Association for Documentary Editing
Annual Meeting
"Cowboys, Computers, and Cartoons: Excavating and Explicating America’s Political Cartoons"
A Panel Session with Clay Jenkinson and Sharon Kilzer (virtual)

06/25/2021
The University of Washington
The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies
Colloquium
"Sephardic Experiences of Modernity: Newspapers, Migrants and Midwives" (virtual)
A Panel Session with Busra Demirkol, Oya Aktas, and Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano (respondent)
Recording available here

03/24/2021
Harvard University
Discovery Series
Sponsored by the Cabot Science Library and the Harvard University Digital Scholarship Group
"Newspaper Navigator: Re-Imagining Digitized Newspapers with Machine Learning" (virtual)

02/21/2021
The University of Washington
Digital Humanities Day 2021
Panelist (virtual)
Recording available here

12/09/2020
Association of College & Research Libraries
ULS Technology in University Libraries Committee Tech Forum
"Newspaper Navigator: Re-imagining Library Search and Discovery with Machine Learning" (virtual)
Recording available here

11/12/2020
The University of Washington
The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies
"Teaching Computers to Read Ladino" (virtual)
Recording available here

10/30/2020
The Johns Hopkins University
Digital History Workshop
"Newspaper Navigator: Reimagining Digitized Newspapers with Machine Learning" (virtual)

10/09/2020
Drexel University
History Department
"Newspaper Navigator: Reimagining Digitized Newspapers with Machine Learning" (virtual)

09/18/2020
Duke University
Data Dialogue Series
"Newspaper Navigator: Reimagining Historic Newspapers with Machine Learning" (virtual)

09/15/2020
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress
NEH Division of Preservation and Access and LOC Serial and Government Publications Division
"Seeing Editors: Metadata, Machine Learning, and the Shapes of Social Justice" (virtual)
A panel with Jim Casey, Sarah Salter, and Joshua Ortiz Baco

09/11/2020
The Alan Turing Institute
Computer Vision for Digital Heritage
"Newspaper Navigator: Reimagining Digitized Newspapers with Machine Learning" (virtual)

07/12/2020
The Allen Turing Institute & British Library
Living with Machines Group
"Newspaper Navigator: An Introduction and Demo" (virtual)

05/15/2020
Princeton University
Princeton Center for Digital Humanities & Princeton University Library
2019-20 Collections as Data Discussion Series
"Newspaper Navigator: Reimagining Digitized Newspapers with Machine Learning" (virtual)
Recording available here

05/07/2020
Library of Congress
Newspaper Navigator Data Jam (virtual)
Public Event
View a recording of the data jam here

12/10/2019
Library of Congress
Presentation to Staff
"Newspaper Navigator: Reimagining Chronicling America with Machine Learning"

09/20/2019
Library of Congress
Machine Learning + Libraries Summit
"The International Tracing Service and Machine Learning"
(with Michael Haley Goldman)

06/10/2019
University of Washington
DIRAC Institute
Lunch Seminar
"Data Visualization"

05/14/2019
University of Washington
GIS Symposium 2019
"Mapping the University of Washington's Sephardic Studies Collection"

03/26/2019
Harvard University
Digital Futures Discovery Series
"Needles in a Digital Haystack: Improving Digital Archive Research"

07/27/2018
Library of Congress Labs
"The International Tracing Service Archive and Machine Learning"

06/20/2018
The International Tracing Service Archive
"ITS and Machine Learning" (virtual)

06/06/2018
Smithsonian Data Science Lab
Data Science Seminar
"The International Tracing Service Archive and Machine Learning"

05/03/2018
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
"The International Tracing Service Archive and Machine Learning"

04/19/2018
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust
"Applying Digital Humanities Research Methods to Holocaust Studies:
A case study of the Roman Catholic clerical prisoners in the Dachau Concentration Camp"
(with Andrew Kloes)

01/30/2018
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
"The Clergy in Dachau and Digital Humanities​"
(with Andrew Kloes)

11/13/2017
Wiener Holocaust Library
Improving Access to the ITS Digital Archive Workshop
"Using Computer Vision and Machine Learning to Classify ITS CNI Cards" (virtual)

Conference Presentations

01/05/2023 (*upcoming*)
American Historical Association 2023
Panel
"Computing on Cultural Heritage: Reports from an LC Labs Experiment"
With Benjamin Schmidt, Meghan Ferriter, Jessica Mack, Lauren Tilton, and Taylor Arnold

10/12/2022 (*upcoming*)
Digital Library Federation Forum 2022
"Newspaper Navigator: Hosting the Dataset and Deploying the Search Application" (virtual)
With Chris Adams

07/27/2022
Digital Humanities 2022
Long Presentation
"Newspaper Navigator: Reimagining Digitized Newspapers with Machine Learning" (virtual)

06/04/2022
German Historical Institute Washington
Fifth Annual GHI Conference on Digital Humanities and Digital History
Datafication in the Historical Humanities
"Compounded Mediation: Excavating the Newspaper Navigator Dataset" (virtual)

05/24/2022
IIPC Web Archiving Conference 2022
"Serving Researchers With Public Web Archive Datasets in the Cloud" (virtual)
A Panel Session with Mark Phillips, Sawood Alam, and Sebastian Nagel
Video available here

05/19/2022
Research Society for American Periodicals 2022
Symposium
"New Directions for Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Periodical Studies" (virtual)
Event description available here

05/18/2022
DH Unbound 2022
"A Computational Periodicals Unconference: Exploring New Opportunities for Critical and Collaborative Inquiry" (virtual)
(with Sarah Salter, Jim Casey, and Joshua Ortiz Baco)

04/11/2022
2022 UCLadino Conference
"The Digital Humanities and the Ladino Press: Unlocking Historic Ladino Newspapers with & Machine Learning" (virtual)
Recording available here

03/15/2022
Fantastic Futures 2021
"Newspaper Navigator: Reimagining Digitized Newspapers with Machine Learning" (virtual)

03/14/2022
Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Collections 2022
Library of Congress
"Newspaper Navigator: Hosting the Dataset and Deploying the Search Application" (with Chris Adams, virtual)
Event description available here; slides available here

02/23/2022
University of Wrocław
Workshop: Studying Advertisements in pre-1939 Jewish Press: Methods and Challenges
"Using Machine Learning to Extract and Analyze Advertisements in Historic Ladino Newspapers, 1890-1948" (virtual)

03/13/2021
The International NewsEye Conference
"From Chronicling America to Newspaper Navigator: Improving Access to Historic Newspaper Photos at the Library of Congress through Machine Learning" (virtual)
(with Nathan Yarasavage)
Recording available here; slides available here

01/13/2021
#DHJewish - Jewish Studies in the Digital Age
Periodicals Session
"The Digital Humanities and the Ladino Press: Using Machine Learning to Extract and Analyze Visual Content in Historic Ladino Newspapers" (virtual)
(with Devin Naar)
Abstract DOI & presentation recording available here