Note to all attendees: Session leaders will contact you with additional information, including a meeting link, for each individual workshop, event, or demonstration. 

A DIY Digital Maps Primer

New York Public Library

In this workshop you learn how to bring paper maps to the web and annotate them with data. The end result will look something like this. In the process you will learn about: the process of “geo-referencing” or converting a scanned map to a web-map-friendly image generating data to use as annotations in the map […]

Advanced Omeka

Bobst Library, NYU, Room 619 70 Washington Square S, New York, NY

Building on the Introduction to Omeka workshop, this workshop will show you how to gain greater control of your Omeka installation. Participants will learn the difference between different deployments of Omeka, how to manage your own hosted Omeka installation, and how to use plugins, themes, HTML, CSS, and PHP to customize your collections and exhibitions. […]

Understanding Numbers: Basics of Statistical Literacy

School of Information, Pratt Institute, Room 609 Pratt Institute, School of Information, 144 W 14th Street, New York, NY 10011, Room 609

Math and statistics bring about fear and apprehension in many humanities and social science students, yet these skills are often required for research and effective evidence-based practice. This workshop aims to introduce humanities students to basic statistical concepts, various types of qualitative data, and methods of data analysis. The workshop will be taught by a […]

Access: Bridging the Continuum between Digital Archival Management and the Public Interface

NYU Center for Humanities, Classroom 14 University Place, New York, NY

With Museums and Libraries rapidly digitizing their collections and making them available to the public, educational scaffolding and digital access programming have become critical to the understanding and approachability of archival contents. Learn to foster a deeper connection between the public and a digitized archive of a cultural institution through thoughtfully constructed digital programs. Follow […]


Islandora Working Group

The New York Academy of Medicine 1216 Fifth Avenue , New York, NY

If you’re working in Islandora, thinking about it, or just curious, then join us for a new Islandora Working Group! Building on an active Islandora community, the Islandora Working Group is an opportunity to bring together local New York City information professionals working to create and build cultural heritage collections using Islandora. It is the […]

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Design-Based Thinking for Humanists

NYU, Great Room 19 University Place, New York, NY

Iterative. Practical. Critical. Accessible. Sound familiar? Design-based thinking and DH are a natural fit. This workshop will offer you tips for increasing creativity and leveraging design strategies in your humanities research. Join us to learn best practices for using design thinking to create engaging experiences, build new audiences, encourage conversation and inquiry, and boost the […]


Advanced Text Analysis with SpaCy and Scikit-Learn

NYU XE: Experimental Humanities and Social Enagement, Conference Room 24 E 8th St., New York, NY

This workshop is an introduction to the Python module SpaCy, a new library for natural language processing written in Cython, and Scikit-Learn, a library for machine learning. It is intended for intermediate to advanced Python programmers who are familiar with natural language processing suites such as the NLTK, and who are ready to explore next-generation […]

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Introduction to Jekyll

Studio@Butler 535 W. 114th St., New York, NY

In this workshop you will learn how to use the static website generator, Jekyll. Jekyll is so flexible it can be used to create most modern forms of digital humanities projects and related projects, from personal professional pages, to fully functional digital exhibits. Some familiarity with symbolic computing recommended, but not required. If using a […]


Text as Data in the Humanities

Bobst Library, NYU, Room 617 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY

An introduction to text analysis for literature with a foundational overview of considerations for approaching computational text analysis in the humanities. This workshop will cover a) gathering text corpus, b) copyright considerations c) data cleaning, d) an introduction to the computational software tools e) reading the output and analysis that may include word frequencies, cluster […]


Advanced Topics in Word Embeddings

Studio@Butler 535 W. 114th St., New York, NY

Word embeddings are the hottest new technology in natural language processing, and are used across linguistic computer science, from machine translation to information extraction and computational literary analysis. We will cover advanced topics in word embeddings, including: document similarity analysis, nearest-neighbor analysis, training vector spaces, and visualization. We will use literary texts as examples, but […]


Using IMDb as a Dataset for Digital Humanities

SUNY-Empire State College Manhattan 325 Hudson Street 3rd floor, Room 320, New York, NY

Cindy Conaway, an associate professor in Media Studies and Communication and Diane Shichtman an associate professor in Information Systems at SUNY Empire State College will discuss using the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and its advantages and challenges as a dataset for Digital Humanities. In many ways IMDb is an excellent source for Digital Humanities projects […]


Social Annotation and Reading: Digital Pedagogy for Class Texts

Fordham Lincoln Center, Lowenstein 309 113 W 60th Street, New York, NY

Perusall ( is a fantastic new social reading and annotation tool that has come out of Harvard and the University of Texas that addresses the age-old question: "Are my students doing the reading?" Fordham University has implemented this tool in a number of classes this academic year and been impressed with the results. Come for […]


Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Information & Democracy

Fordham Lincoln Center, Lowenstein Building, Cafeteria Atrium 113 W 60th Street, New York, NY

Wikipedia for Educators at Fordham in partnership with Wikimedia NYC will host this Edit-a-thon at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center 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. […]


The Helen Keller Archive: A Fully Accessible Digital Archive

Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, Birnbaum Library, Fishbowl Room 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY

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 […]


A Project-Ready Approach to Teaching Visual Cultures: Replacing the Textbook with a Flexible, Scalable Database

NYU, 726 Broadway, 6th Floor, Conference Room B 726 Broadway, New York, NY

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 […]


Devotion in Virtual Reality: Rome’s Grottapinta – a Demonstration

Columbia (Butler Library room 208B) 535 West 114th St, New York, NY

The madonnelle (street shrines) of Rome are vernacular expressions of religious devotion traced to the thirteenth century. Recent interventions, intended to restore the shrines as important cultural artifacts, inadvertently risk displacing their devotional communities. This demonstration presents an ongoing research project on the perception of a virtual replica of the Grottapinta, in the increasingly touristic […]


Commons In A Box OpenLab: A Commons for Open Learning

CUNY Graduate Center, Room 5307 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

This workshop introduces Commons In A Box OpenLab: free, open source software that enables anyone to create a commons space specifically designed for open learning, where students, faculty, and staff can collaborate across disciplinary boundaries and share their work openly with one another and the world. Funded by a generous grant from the NEH’s Office […]


Reducing Your Digital Carbon Footprint

Virtual NY

The digital is material. Learn how you can measure and reduce your digital carbon footprint to “embody the just and liberated worlds we long for” (adrienne maree brown). In this workshop, we’ll talk about the material impacts of our digital lives. You will be given tools to measure and understand these impacts and, through an […]


Introduction to Arabic Text Processing with Python and CAMeL Tools

Virtual NY

This workshop introduces the basics of Arabic text processing. The workshop consists of two parts. We first introduce the basic challenges and common tasks associated with Arabic natural language processing. We then present CamelTools, a Python Open-Source toolkit for Arabic processing that addresses the challenges and targets the tasks. The second part of the workshop […]

Building a Commons for Open Learning with Commons In A Box OpenLab

Virtual NY

Commons In A Box OpenLab is free, open-source software that enables anyone to create a commons space specifically designed for open learning, where students, faculty, and staff can collaborate across disciplinary boundaries and share their work openly with one another and the world. The project brings together Commons In A Box, the software that powers […]


Building a Custom Vector Tile API

Online New York, NY

This demonstration will walk through the workflow we are using for many of our web mapping apps at CUNY's Center for Urban research. I will explain how our geography data is exported from QGIS to Postgres and how we customized our own tile server and application API in nodejs.