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Thursday, July 9 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Comics Arts Conference #2: Research Methods and Digital Humanities

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Edd Schneider (University of South Florida) explains the challenges and opportunities of archiving and coding comics and details how the application of metadata reveals previously undiscovered patterns in Batman comic books. Attendees of this session will leave with practical methodologies for locating comics and analyzing their content. Xavier Leonard (Rokenbok Education) explores alternative methods of mining data and extracting knowledge from social media platforms such as Comic Vine Wiki, and discusses data-visualizations that can result in deeper engagement with the dataset for scholars, creators, and the public at large. John A. Walsh (Indiana University-Bloomington) and Carol Tilley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) provide an overview of the efforts of the Comic Book Readership Archive (CoBRA) project to compile and analyze the vast documentary record of comic book readership, including fan mail, contests, fanzines, and attendee records from comic book conventions and similar events. They explore how CoBRA might allow new research questions to be asked and enable new forms of scholarship.

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 26AB

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