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Betwyll: a social reading app for teaching and learning literature and languages2020-02-03T11:09:38-05:00

This workshop will show the pedagogical potential of Betwyll, an app for mobile devices that allows to employ social reading as a tool to teach and learn languages and literatures.

Equipment Requirements: Smartphone

A Project-Ready Approach to Teaching Visual Cultures: Replacing the Textbook with a Flexible, Scalable Database2020-01-28T12:17:23-05:00

In this demonstration, attendees will learn about building a flexible, platform neutral textbook replacement using low tech collaborative tools. The resulting data set can be published to a variety of display platforms (such as WordPress or Omeka) in addition to being available for faculty and student projects such as maps, timelines, and exhibits. Participants will learn about the necessary documentation and workflows to make these projects scalable.

The model will be the Liberal Studies Global Image Gallery, an innovative open educational resource project that uses high-resolution, zoomable, public domain and licensed images and faculty-authored content to provide a free and superior alternative to costly art history texts.

Equipment: Can bring a laptop if desired


Edition Launch: Secrets of Craft and Nature in Renaissance France by the Making and Knowing Project2020-01-28T09:47:09-05:00

Join the Making and Knowing Project for the release of its digital critical edition of the sixteenth-century art and technical manuscript, BnF Ms. Fr. 640. Five years in the making, Secrets of Craft and Knowledge in Renaissance France: A Digital Critical Edition of BnF Ms. Fr. 640 resulted from collaborative pedagogy and research. The edition allows users to read and experience the manuscript’s firsthand accounts of trials with many materials and techniques of metalworking, painting, imitation gem production, preservation of animals, plants, and much else. The text is augmented with multimedia essays, researched through hands-on reconstruction of the manuscript’s recipes in the Making and Knowing Project Laboratory.

Please RSVP to attend, and drop by as your schedule permits. Remarks and brief demonstrations of the Edition at 5:30 and 6:30 pm. Tours of the Making and Knowing Project Laboratory will take place at approximately 6:00 and 7:00 pm.


NYCDH Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon2020-02-04T17:19:51-05:00

Wikipedia for Educators at Fordham in partnership with Wikimedia NYC will host this Edit-a-thon at Fordham University’s Rose Hill Campus. The edit-a-thon will include tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, editing support, reference materials, and refreshments. This event is free and open to the public. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.

Equipment Requirements: Laptops required

To register for this event, please follow this link:


Exploring Immersive & Spatial Technology for the Humanities2020-02-03T10:42:00-05:00
Join this session to explore new virtual and augmented reality tools and examples and hear from two practitioners and teachers at CUNY, Dominika Ksel and Andrew Demirjian. We’ll look at everything from 3D model and video capture to augmented reality that works in a smartphone web browser. These tools can be applied to research, public engagement and teaching.
Dominika Ksel is an interdisciplinary artist, activist and teaches at Baruch and Hunter.
Andrew Demirjian teaches theory and production courses in emerging media in the Film and Media Department and the Integrated Media Arts MFA program at Hunter College, he is currently a Fellow at the MIT Open Documentary Lab.
Matt MacVey is the Academic Program Specialist for the AR/VR Journalism Lab at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.
Equipment requirements: Smartphone
Getting Started with TEI2020-01-28T15:36:14-05:00

This workshop is a deep introduction to the theory and practice of encoding electronic texts for the humanities. It is designed for students who are interested in the transcription and digitization of manuscripts and print-based texts into diplomatic, digital formats. The workshop contains three parts: first, an overview of TEI and the major schemas; second, a quick introduction and tutorial on one or more applications used for encoding; and finally, for the bulk of the workshop, students will get the opportunity to practice encoding a manuscript page in small groups. Throughout this work, we will discuss common issues with encoding, such as how to tag complex data. In addition to familiarizing themselves with TEI and its theoretical contexts, students will leave with knowledge about using Github, oXygen, and XSLT.

Equipment: Bring a laptop. If you cannot bring your own, you can borrow one from us for the session.

The Helen Keller Archive: A Fully Accessible Digital Archive2020-01-24T12:07:49-05:00

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) staff, and members of the project team will demonstrate the features of AFB’s fully accessible digital Helen Keller Archive. This digital collection is pioneering in that it is accessible to visitors who are blind, deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind, as well as sighted and hearing audiences.

Helen Keller was a leading advocate for people with visual impairments, and likely the most famous person with a disability in the 20th century. Moreover, she loved NYC! Helen, her teacher Anne Sullivan Macy, and their assistant Polly Thomson lived in Forest Hills, Queens from 1917 until two years after Anne’s death in 1936, at which time Helen and Polly moved to Westport, Connecticut. Manhattan was home to AFB’s headquarters, first on 46th Street, and then on 16th Street (the latter building is now the Center for Jewish History). Helen Keller and blindness advocacy are intertwined with NYC, and Keller wrote about New York’s landmarks and commuted regularly to AFB’s offices in Manhattan.

Navigating to digitized documents that focus on these topics, the digital project team will lead attendees through the digital archive, explaining the challenges of creating a fully accessible collection and its ins and outs.

Equipment: Laptops optional

Simple CV2020-01-24T12:01:04-05:00

Create a PDF and HTML CV for yourself out of plain text files and set up a free personal CV website.

Equipment Requirements: Attendees should bring their own laptop and pre-install Visual Studio Code.


Make a Simple Webmap with Leaflet2020-01-27T09:54:13-05:00

Learn to make a website from scratch that features a simple webmap with Leaflet.

Prerequisites: HTML and JavaScript knowledge is useful but not required.
Equipment Requirements: Attendees should bring their own laptop and pre-install Visual Studio Code.


Lehman Library 215
SIPA building
420 W 118th
Open & Digital Pedagogy: Teaching with WordPress and the CUNY Academic Commons2020-01-24T11:54:22-05:00

This workshop will present models and strategies for teaching with WordPress. We’ll explore open teaching, considering methods and digital tools that allow instructors and their students to engage with wider audiences and public discourses. The workshop will also introduce the CUNY Academic Commons, a WordPress platform for the CUNY community, and demonstrate how this platform has been used in classes across the university.

Equipment: Please bring a laptop.
Prerequisites: None; This workshop is geared towards all levels of WordPress skill and experience. We encourage WordPress novices to attend, though some knowledge of the platform will be beneficial to the workshop experience.