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Woodberry Poetry Room

AUDI-ANNOTATE 101: Collaborative Listening & Audio Annotation Seminar

Monday, February 27, 2023, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lamont Library
Open to the public, Presentation, Workshop,


Join us as Prof. Tanya Clement and Dr. Zoe M. Bursztajn Illingworth from the University of Texas, Austin, introduce AudiAnnotate, an exciting new tool for scholars, digital humanitarians, musicians, poets, and literature-lovers alike.


This deep dive into close listening will engage participants in a collaborative audio-annotation exercise focused on some of Ralph Ellison’s earliest extant recordings, made at Harvard University in August 1953. Attendees will have an opportunity to create their own audio-annotations and learn how to make them discoverable online. They will also learn how to produce individual (or collaborative) audiovisual editions, exhibits, and playlists.

In-Person Attendance: Forum Room, Lamont Library. RSVP requested: slab@fas.harvard.edu. Free and open to the public. No experience necessary. Please bring your own laptop.

Online Attendance: Livestreaming available via the WPR YouTube Channel. 

About AudiAnnotate: In response to the need for a workflow that supports the IIIF W3C Web Annotation standard, collaborative editing, flexible modes of presentation, and permissions control, the AudiAnnotate Extensible Workflow (AWE) connects open source tools for annotation, public code and document repositories, and the AudiAnnotate web application for creating and sharing IIIF manifests and annotations in scholarly editions, exhibits, and playlists. To explore one of Prof. Clement's AudiAnnotate examples (focused on a 1966 Anne Sexton recording), click here.

About Ralph Ellison's Harvard Recordings: To explore Ralph Ellison's visit to Harvard (and to the Forum Room at Lamont Library, where our AudiAnnotate seminar will take place), we welcome you to watch "Ralph Ellison at Harvard" (2020) and/or to listen to some excerpted passages from Ellison's lecture, "Certain Neglected Aspects of the American Novel" (1953). To request a free, full-length, scholarly-use copy of Ellison's lecture, please contact the Poetry Room at poetryrm@fas.harvard.edu.

Co-sponsored by Sound Lab and the Woodberry Poetry Room.




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