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

Building a Text Analysis Pipeline with Python

Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, E101 1 Pace Plaza, New York

This workshop will show participants how to use the Python and the Natural Language Toolkit to load a plaintext document, split it into paragraphs/sentences/words, and retrieve dictionary headwords and part-of-speech information for the words in the document. We will then create charts and visualizations for the feature counts. LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate NOTES: Bring personal laptop; required […]

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Introduction to R and Emacs

John Jay College, 6th Floor, Math Conference Room 524 West 59th. Street, New York, NY

Almost everyone is going to have to load data and make graphs. You want to do this in a stat system that is free and open source. Also, it is a waste of time to reinvent the wheel every time you change languages. We will use simple crime and poverty data but generate a wide […]

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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, but who wants to copy-and-paste or scrape web pages? Knowing how to use APIs will let you explore and collect data in a reliable and efficient way. LEVEL: Intermediate NOTES: Laptop, Python 3, Jupyter. Workshop Organizer can provide a Jupyter notebook before the workshop for the participants to follow […]

Free

Introduction to Minimal Computing

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

In this workshop we will introduce you to minimal computing concepts in general, and Jekyll and GitHub Pages in particular. Given our political & economic vulnerabilities, and the imminence of the anthropocene, several scholars/technologists have begun to design different workflows and tech for producing several genres of digital humanities that seek the essentials in a […]

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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. […]

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Programming with R

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

R has become an indispensable tool for academics in a range of disciplines for analyzing data. Many users come to it though with limited programming experience which can often lead to many more headaches than anyone should reasonably suffer. This workshop attempts to make R a bit less painful. Fortunately the past few years have […]

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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 […]

Free

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 […]

Free

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

Free

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.

Free

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 […]

Free

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 […]

Free

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.

Free

Intermediate Carto

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

Know the basics of Carto and what to learn more? Join us for Intermediate Carto, which will cover advanced techniques for using Carto, such as implementing widgets to filter and manipulate your data and transforming your maps with built-in analysis features. Participants from Introduction to Carto as well as others who have a general knowledge […]

Free

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. […]

Free

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 […]

Free

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 […]

Free

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. […]

Free

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 […]

Free

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 […]

Free

NLP for non-data scientists – Event Extraction

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

The amount of text data available is mind-boggling. We will explore programatic approaches to identify information about what happened and when it happened by gathering knowledge from text. Equipment: Python, Anaconda, Laptop Prerequisites: Working familiarly with Python  

Free

Out of the Classroom with Fulcrum: A Digital Note Taking App for Student Fieldwork

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

For many instructors who teach in New York, the city is seen as a pedagogical asset that can be used to extend their classroom.  As a result, many courses include assignments that ask students to leave campus and to explore, examine, and evaluate the city as primary source material.  At Fordham University, Fulcrum - a […]

Free

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 […]

Free

Introduction to WebAnno

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

WebAnno is a web-based tool for linguistic annotation (marking up) of text, with layers for morphological, syntactic, and semantic annotation. We will work through tagging named entities and relationships in a text, exporting as a tab-delimited file, and using the annotated text as input into a (Python) machine-learning algorithm for named entity recognition. Equipment Requirements: […]

Free

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. […]

Free

Fair Use in the Digital Humanities

CUNY Graduate Center, Room 9207 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.    

Free

Web Accessibility

Pace University, Babble Lab, Rm. 202 41 Park Row, New York, NY

The web’s importance in our daily lives continues to grow. The internet is the new public square. It is a place where ideas, information, education, entertainment, and commerce are taking place. For accessibility to become embedded in our everyday thinking and world, we all need to realize the role we all can play in accessibility. […]

Free

Starting to Text Mine the Digitized Library with HathiTrust Features.

Pace University, Babble Lab, Rm. 202 41 Park Row, New York, NY

Millions of books have been digitized in the past two decades. Thanks to a 2014 court ruling, about 15 million books are available for computational analysis in the HathiTrust including data about word counts on each individual page. In the next year or two, similar data will become available for JStor and Portico books. This […]

Free

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 […]

Free

Unity for Spatial Research: SpatioScholar

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

The workshop will provide participants with an introduction to the SpatioScholar workflow. SpatioScholar is an application developed in Unity for scholarly work that requires spatial and temporal processing and visualization in art/architectural/urban history and heritage studies. SpatioScholar provides a single interface for combining 3D modeled spaces, digitized primary documents, historical data and scholarly research and […]

Free

Open & Digital Pedagogy: Teaching with WordPress and the CUNY Academic Commons

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

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 […]

Free

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 […]

Free

Using R and Shiny for Visualizing Humanities Spatial Data

Virtual NY

This course will focus on using the programming language R as a way of visualizing spatial data. It will use four humanities datasets (pre-modern and modern, from Europe and the Middle East) and the code required to carry out the visualization. We will discuss how participants might match different kinds of spatial datasets for different […]

Fair Use in the Digital Humanities

Virtual NY

A crash course on fair use, particularly for digital scholarship projects that use copyrighted works as data. We will look at the wiggle room built into the fair use clause of U.S. copyright law, and at what that wiggle room has allowed. We will also look at the increasing importance of transformativeness in court rulings […]

Free

Advanced Omeka

Virtual 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. […]

Free

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 […]

Free

Intro to Vector Tiles for Web: From QGIS to Mapbox

Online New York, NY

Vector tiles are a flexible, lightweight format for serving geographic data that can be quickly and dynamically styled and displayed by a client such as a web browser. This workshop will first explain briefly how they work. Then we will walk through how you can export geographic data from any number of common formats in […]

Free

Advanced Omeka

Online 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. […]

Free

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.

Free