Word Embeddings: Can Vectors Encode Meaning?

Columbia University, CEPSR, Room 620 530 West 120th Street, New York, NY

Word embeddings, or vector representations of words, are commonly used in computer science to work with and analyze text. They are particularly useful as a powerful off-the-shelf tool when using open-source word embeddings previously generated by Google, Facebook, or other technology companies based on web crawls. We present the background and justifications for using vectors […]

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Building a Support Structure for Digital Humanities Research Projects in the Classroom

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

This workshop will be a hands-on experience in which participants learn about the different aspects of support necessary for planning and implementing digital humanities research projects in the classroom. The session will be structured in a jigsaw format that puts participants in teams, assigns them functional roles (faculty member, student, instructional designer, librarian, technical staff), […]

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Hands-on with 360 Photo and Video Storytelling

Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, Room 444 219 W 40th St, Fl 3, New York, NY

Tell stories and explore space from a first-person perspective in this workshop. See how to get started with 360-storytelling and try a 360 camera. We'll watch a 360-video, go over immersive production tools, use the 360 camera and discuss how 360 can be applied to your work. Requirements: attendees should bring a smartphone.    

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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 […]

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Fair Use in the Digital Humanities

CUNY Graduate Center, Room 9204 365 Fifth avenue, New York, NY

A crash course on fair use, particularly for digital humanities projects that use copyrighted works as data. We will look at the wiggle room intentionally built into the language about fair use in United States copyright law, as well as the increasing importance of transformativeness in fair use rulings. Requirements: none

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Developing a Digital Mapping Assignment for Your Course

Babble Lab @ Pace University, Room 1105 163 William St., New York, NY

For instructors interested in developing a digital mapping assignment, this workshop will provide an overview of some of the most accessible options (Google Earth, StoryMap JS, ArcGIS) and provide examples of mapping assignments. Participants will be asked to submit an idea in advance (it can be very preliminary), which we will develop as part of […]

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Make a simple webmap with Leaflet

Studio Lehman, Lehman Social Sciences Library 420 W 118th St, Room 215 International Affairs Building , New York, NY

Learn to make a website from scratch that features a simple webmap with Leaflet. Prerequisites: HTML and JavaScript knowledge is useful but not required. Requirements: attendees should bring their own laptop.

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Working with Open Data – intro to APIs

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

There is so much data out on the web, knowing how to use APIs will let you explore and collect data in a reliable and efficient way. Requirements: Attendees should bring their own laptop with Jupyter Notebook and Anaconda installed.

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Intro to the Command Line

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

Learn how to use the command line to perform basic tasks. We’ll begin by discussing why humanists would want to learn something so technical, then jump into learning how to create and edit files and directories. Knowledge of the command line can be applied in many contexts, including several of the other workshops offered this […]

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What matters to your Congressperson?

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

What topics most preoccupy your member of Congress? Are those the sorts of things you prioritize? In this workshop users will learn how to navigate a database of Congress to constituent e-newsletters and how to perform text analyses in R to get a top level core of what members of Congress most focus on in […]

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Betwyll: discover the potential of social reading

CUNY Graduate Center, Room C201 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Betwyll is a social reading app which allow people to comment text in short messages. It can be employed as a didactic tool to make students read literary texts but it can also be applied to more performative texts, allowing people to express their skills and at the same time to build a community of […]

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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 […]

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Data Epistemologies: Intro to Data Taxonomies

NYU English Department Event Space 244 Greene St., First floor, New York, NY

Increasingly, humanities scholars are turning to data as a key element of both humanities research and teaching: as DH methods become more prevalent and accessible, students and researchers begin to seek out, digitize, or generate data sets such as cartographic data for mapping, unstructured textual data for distant reading and computational processing, or controlled vocabularies […]

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Introduction to Web Accessibility for DH

Fordham Lincoln Center, Quinn Library Room 234 113 W 60th Street, New York, NY

Interested in making sure that your DH project is accessible to people with disabilities? Curious about web accessibility but not sure what it is or where to start? Join us for an introductory session focused on the relationship between code, design, and web accessibility for people with disabilities and/or those using assistive technologies to navigate […]

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Doing DH at a Predominantly Technical University

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

Do you work at a predominantly technical university? Are you Interested in developing curricula and degree programs in Digital Humanities? This workshop will introduce work being done to develop Digital Humanities at ITMO University in Saint-Petersburg (Russia), which recently established an International DH Lab co-directed by workshop instructors Antonina Puchkovskaya and Kimon Keramidas. During the […]

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Open Pedagogy & Teaching with WordPress and the CUNY Academic Commons

CUNY Graduate Center, Room 9207 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

This session will introduce the open teaching possibilities of the CUNY Academic Commons. We will detail how the Commons facilitates teaching with OER and will walk you through several course models for open teaching. Requirements: Attendees should bring their own laptop.

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Introduction to Network Analysis with Python

CUNY Graduate Center, Room C201 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Networks are increasingly common aspects of contemporary life: social networks, transportation networks, information networks, citation networks, and more. Networks consist of nodes (individual people or things) and edges (links, relationships, or interactions) that connect them. Researchers increasingly use network analysis to investigate the structures and connective relationships of networks relevant to their discipline. In this […]

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Introduction to Carto

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

With almost 40% of the entire world carrying a GPS device around with them in their bag or pocket, digital mapping has exploded in both popularity and accessibility. Carto offers a powerful platform to creatively design maps to explore spatial relationships embedded in any topic or subject you are passionate about. Join us for Intro […]

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Intro to Networks

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

This workshop will introduce participants to designing a network study, including data collection, analysis, and visualization. After an overview of network studies in the humanities, students will get hands on experience using Gephi, a free and open source software for network analysis and visualization. Requirements: Attendees should bring a laptop with Gephi installed.

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Intro to Omeka

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

Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. This workshop will explain the basics of why and when to use Omeka and include a walkthrough of how to use Omeka to manage online collections and create digital exhibitions. Requirements: Attendees should […]

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Introduction to GitHub for Scholars

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

In this workshop participants will learn how to create and use a GitHub repository in order to do collaborative work with each other. Requirements: Attendees should bring their own laptop.

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Sketchup: 3D Modelling

Bard Graduate Center Digital Media Lab 38 West 86th St., 3rd Floor, New York

Sketchup is a 3D modeling program used for architectural and interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design. This workshop will look at the basics of working and creating with Sketchup, providing the tools necessary to conceptualize and plan a virtual exhibition space. Requirements: none.

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Multimedia Scholarship: Project-oriented and Alternative Forms of Academic Writing

Tisch School of the Arts: Cinema Studies Department, Room 670 721 Broadway, New York, NY

This workshop will consist of: a) a showcase of a range of multimedia scholarship and classroom projects, from digital and interactive to analog, and b) an introduction to some DIY and easily accessible tools for digital modes of writing. RSVPs are encouraged to mention what types of projects/scholarship they are interested in so that the […]

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An Introduction to Wikidata

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

If Wikipedia aims to provide access to the sum of all human knowledge, Wikidata aims to structure it. The newest project of the Wikimedia movement, Wikidata is a collaboratively edited, free repository of linked open data that connects knowledge across all 301 language editions of Wikipedia and its sister projects. This workshop will introduce attendees […]

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Git and Atom

Studio Lehman, Lehman Social Sciences Library 420 W 118th St, Room 215 International Affairs Building , New York, NY

Learn how to use Git to put your projects, articles, and chapters under version control. Then, see how easy it is to integrate Git with Atom, a hackable text editor. Requirements: Attendees should bring their own laptop.

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Introduction to Manifold Scholarship

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

This workshop introduces participants to Manifold Scholarship, a Mellon-funded digital publishing platform developed by The CUNY Graduate Center, The University of Minnesota Press and Cast Iron Coding. Manifold can be used to create attractive multimodal publications and customized teaching copies of literature in the public domain. Presenters will provide an overview of Manifold and demonstrate […]

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Social Annotation and Reading: Digital Pedagogy for Class Texts

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

Perusall (Perusall.com) 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 […]

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Digital Without Tears: Great (and Easy!) DH Tools for Teaching & Learning

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

Curious to get started with Digital Humanities tools in the classroom but concerned about the learning curve? Afraid that you need to be a coder to do DH? Fear not, there are tons of easy-to-use tools for creating DH projects, including timelines, interactive maps, websites and more—no coding required. This workshop will introduce participants to […]

Social Media Scraping for Qualitative Research

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

Learn small-scale web scraping of social media for qualitative analysis by using Ncapture and NVivo Requirements: Attendees should have a Twitter account.

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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. […]

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Humanitarian Open Street Mapping for All

NYIT Library 1855 Broadway (at 61st Street), New York, NY

How does digital map use work? Is it always free to use? When you hear open street mapping it may sound daunting, but it is an excellent introduction to GIS work as well as a low effort way to help organizations like the red cross, disaster response teams and more. Requirements: Attendees should bring their […]

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Exploring Immersive & Spatial Technology for the Humanities

Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, Room 444 219 W 40th St, Fl 3, New York, NY

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 […]

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NYCDH Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Fordham University's Rose Hill Campus, Keating 124 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Make a Simple Webmap with Leaflet

Studio Lehman, Lehman Social Sciences Library 420 W 118th St, Room 215 International Affairs Building , New York, NY

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

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Information Visualization Open House

NYPL, Center for Research in the Humanities, Room 216 476 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Explore examples of data visualization in the Library's historic collections. The New York Public Library's Center for Research in the Humanities (2nd Floor Stephen A. Schwarzman Building) invites teaching faculty, students, information professionals and others to a reception and open house focusing on both historic and current data visualization projects and collections items. The event […]

The Social Backend: Community-Driven Digital Archives and Exhibits

CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room 365 5th Ave, New York, NY

Do you want to connect the public with digital archives? In this talk, public historian and digital humanist Mary Rizzo will use her work on community-driven digital archives and exhibits to help you make those connections. Through case studies of exhibits on police reform and LGBTQ history, she will discuss how to work with communities […]

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