Short-Term Research Institute Will Explore Digital Research Methods

August 30, 2016

At first glance, it would seem that computer scientists and humanities researchers live in different worlds.

Today, however, computers can help human researchers better study traditionally human subjects — such as linguistics, literature and archaeology — in a field known as digital humanities. During the summer of 2017, UT will host an interdisciplinary research institute called DH@UT aimed at training students in this new field.

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Sherwood Forest Renaissance Faire

March 11, 2015

Through an old-looking wooden gate, normally-dressed crowds of normal people enter what seems like a different world, or at least a different era. Between the modern-looking patrons are people of all ages dressed in suits of armor, pirate outfits and all manner of odd medieval costumes. Outdated expressions such as “my lady” and “in sooth” are flung across the grounds between passersby, and merchants try to steal the attention of potential customers to their tents and booths of hand-crafted trinkets and period-style clothing.

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