New England Research Data Management Roundtables

Join us for the eighth Research Data Management Roundtable!

Engaging with Digital Scholarship, Digital Humanities, and Data Science Researchers

April 18, 2018
Brown University
9:45 am - 3:45 pm


Registration is closed

Agenda for the day

We'll be meeting in Brown University’s Rockefeller Library in Providence, RI.

The morning event will be dedicated to presentations that focus on digital publishing, humanities, textual analysis, and data science.

The afternoon roundtables will focus on building relationships on campus and engaging with researchers involved in digital scholarship, digital humanities, and data science .

9:15 - 9:45 Registration and mingling
10:00 - 11:00 Allison Levy, Digital Scholarship Editor
Tara Nummedal, Associate Professor in the History Department
11:15 - 12:15 Andras Zsom, Lead Data Scientist at Brown University
12:15 - 1:30 Lunch locally!
1:30 - 3:30 Roundtable -- building relationships on campus and engaging with researchers involved in digital scholarship, digital humanities, and data science
3:30 - 3:45 Wrap up

About our speakers

Allison Levy is Digital Scholarship Editor, as part of Brown University’s digital monograph publishing initiative generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Allison fulfills roles in bringing together key technological, organizational, and academic resources across the campus to generate a broader, more effective structure within the University to support the creation, cultivation, evaluation, dissemination, and preservation of new forms of faculty-driven digital scholarly projects intended for publication. An art historian, Allison earned her Ph.D. in History of Art from Bryn Mawr College and has held academic appointments at University College London, Wheaton College (Massachusetts), and Tulane University. She has authored or edited four scholarly books on the visual and material culture of early modern Italy, and her first work of narrative nonfiction will be published in December 2018. Allison also serves as General Editor of Visual and Material Culture, 1300-1700, an interdisciplinary book series published by Amsterdam University Press.

Tara Nummedal is Associate Professor in the History Department. After earning her Ph.D. in History from Stanford she authored her first book, Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire. She recently completed the manuscript of her second book, The Lion’s Blood: Alchemy, Gender, and Apocalypse in Reformation Germany. Working with Donna Bilak and staff in the Brown University Library, she is working on a digital project based on a musical alchemical emblem book, Michael Maier's Atalanta fugiens (1618). Her work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Chemical Heritage Foundation, and, most recently, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. She is Past President of the New England Renaissance Conference and a member of the editorial board of the journal Ambix. She teaches courses in early modern European history and the history of science.

Andras Zsom is a Lead Data Scientist at Brown University. He manages a small team of data scientists and works on a wide range of academic and institutional data projects. The team has two goals: enhance the data-intensive academic research of faculty members, help university administrators to make better data-driven decisions with the tools of predictive modeling. Andras was born and raised in Hungary, he is an astrophysicist by training and obtained a PhD from the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany. He was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT prior starting at Brown.

Lunch options

There are several close cafeterias that accept cash/credit cards.

There are also plenty of local restaurants on Thayer Street.


The event will take place in the Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL) (RM 137) in the Rockefeller Library, 10 Prospect Street, Providence, RI 02912

From Connecticut and Massacusetts we recommend taking the MBTA or Amtrak to Providence Station, which is a short 15-minute walk from the Rockefeller Library.


You can find more information at the Transportation and Parking Services on-campus visitor parking website.


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