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

FairCopy: A word processor for the digital humanities.

FairCopy is a simple and powerful tool for transcribing, editing, and studying manuscripts and historical texts. FairCopy gives humanists an editor to create TEI encoded texts without writing a single line of XML, so this rich format becomes accessible for everyone. Nick Laiacona will demonstrate the use of this new tool and its functionality. The […]


Introduction to web annotation

In this session you will learn how to use the hypothesis web annotation tool in and outside the classroom. Using real life examples, you will learn how to set up an instance for your classroom to enable online discussion among students that resembles the comment feature on a google doc. You will also learn how […]


Network Analysis for the Humanities

The world is full of networks and different topics of study in the humanities can make up networks: people, texts, ideas, etc. This workshop will introduce basics of network analysis for the humanist. We will learn how to design a network in order to answer research questions in the humanities, how to create and visualize […]

Reducing Your Digital Carbon Footprint

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 […]


Using R and Shiny for Visualizing Humanities Spatial Data

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 […]

Digital Humanities & Humanities Advocacy within the University

As universities face increasing economic pressures, there is a risk that, at the very moment when we need humanistic inquiry the most in order to provide the leaders of the future with the tools they need to address this century’s most pressing problems, many institutions will choose instead to prioritize programs deemed as more practical […]


Introduction to Manifold Scholarship

Please join the GC Digital Initiatives for this workshop on Manifold Scholarship, a Mellon-funded digital publishing platform developed by the CUNY Graduate Center, The University of Minnesota Press, and Cast Iron Coding. Learn about how Manifold allows you to create beautiful, dynamic projects that can include text, images, video, embedded resources, and social annotation. We […]


QuicheGIS: A cooking show style introduction to thinking about geospatial projects and transforming text to maps

This session will focus on learning to think about geospatial projects and will demonstrate the data collection, creation, and mapping steps by: Planning the menu (thinking about your sources and ideas), Mise en place (structuring point data in a spreadsheet prior to GIS work), Cooking (plotting, styling, or analyzing data), Serving (sharing the end product […]

Archiving Web Content With Conifer

The composition of corpus, analysis and preservation of Web archive is crucial for Social Sciences and Humanities. Conifer (ex Webrecorder) developed by Rizhome offers a wide range of possibility to start the simple and fast constitution of standardized research corpus. After a quick introduction to the problematic and landscape of Web Archiving, this Workshop aim […]

Introduction to Arabic Text Processing with Python and CAMeL Tools

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 […]

Exploring City Narratives with the Elements of Gamification

Considering the discursive and associative nature of cultural heritage data that has been pointed out by various scholars, the speakers will raise the questions of its relevant representation within the database on the demonstration of the work-in-progress “Que.St” mobile app. Que.St is a mapping project for representing culturally significant locations in Saint-Petersburg. First, through their […]


Mapping with Palladio

"Mapping with Palladio" Palladio ( is a web-based tool for investigating and visualizing multi-dimensional data. In this workshop, we will learn to visualize humanistic research data on a map, and track connections between data points.


Introduction to Open Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

Open access, open science, open knowledge, open data ... what does all of this openness mean, and what does it mean for those working in or alongside the humanities in particular? This offering will explore the role of open knowledge dissemination in the humanities, academia, and at large. We will focus on the history, evolution, […]

Intro to WordPress: The Block Editor

Wordpress is an advanced CMS (Content Management System) that can be employed to build a wide-variety of online projects from personal academic sites to online exhibitions. Come learn about Wordpress and the new block editor (the artist formerly known as Gutenberg), which offers a new visual editing experience for media rich pages and posts.  This […]


OpenRefine for Beginners

Looking to organize and rearrange a large spreadsheet for a project? Join us for an interactive, step-by-step introduction to OpenRefine, an open source desktop application described as “a powerful tool for working with messy data.” This session will cover OpenRefine basics including editing and reconciling data, transforming data into different formats, and connecting to external […]


Providing and Managing a Diverse and Accessible Classroom/Community Through Technological Means

Although distanced learning can have many potential benefits, including making it easier for students to schedule classes around their other life commitments, we’ve seen that this format can also highlight and widen learning and accessibility gaps. In this session, we’ll discuss strategies for ensuring our (virtual and tech-enhanced) classrooms are equitable, ethical, and promote community […]


Collecting Twitter Data for Research

Twitter data provide researchers with a real-time view into a wide variety of social and cultural topics. In this workshop, we’ll explore beginning and intermediate tools for collecting social media data from Twitter. Attendees will need a Google/Gmail account, a Twitter account, and an Rstudio Cloud account (free) Prerequisites: A Google/Gmail account, a Twitter account, […]


Implementing Learner-Created Podcasts

As global podcast listenership continues to grow, students are now aware and interested in the medium. Podcasts can be an engaging collaborative course activity and/or assignment and it works well in the remote learning environment. This workshop will focus on implementing learner-created podcasts in the classroom including rubrics on how to assess creative content. No […]

Using Google Sheets to Create, Organize and Explore Your Humanities Data

Google Sheets is a web-based spreadsheet program, equivalent in some ways to Microsoft Excel, with a wide array of features and uses. For people who would like to embark on a digital humanities project, it is one of many options for organizing data. This workshop is aimed at total beginners and will introduce a few […]

Introduction to Omeka

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.


Archiving digital projects using the DDP

The Digital Documentation Process allows scholars to catalog and produce a reliable archive of their digital projects, so that fellow scholars can access, cite, and reuse in their own work. This workshop will outline the components of the DDP and teach participants how to catalogue their own projects. Participants should have a project they […]


Podcasting 101

Podcasts are an exciting medium for public scholarship. If you have ever thought about launching your own independent podcast project then this workshop is for you! In this workshop, learn the basics of developing, producing, distributing, and marketing your own independent podcast project from Anuli Akanegbu, NYU Doctoral Student and the producer behind “The BLK IRL […]


Accessible Design

Over the last thirty years, the internet has become of vital importance to daily life, especially in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic when nearly all interactions for non-essential workers have gone online. Nevertheless, accessibility on the internet has often remained a low priority, making this indispensable resource difficult to use for many people. Participants […]


Tips and Strategies for Enacting Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Working Collaboratively

Within the DH community, we often talk about interdisciplinarity and collaboration as a given. But in reality, there remain very real obstacles to working in these ways. Institutional resistance, orthodoxy in one's field, or a lack of visible partners can all make it very difficult to find the proper environment to do interdisciplinary or collaborative […]


Build Your Own Text-as-Data Corpus: A Print-to-Bytes Primer

This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to construct their own digital text corpus for conducting humanities data analysis. We'll cover simple tools for turning printed texts in a variety of languages into computer-readable files, the use of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, and consider helpful tools for post-process correction of digitized texts. We’ll also […]

Fair Use in the Digital Humanities

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 […]


Brooklyn College Covid-19 Archive@ A Journal of the Plague Year

This digital archive has collected stories and experiences from the Brooklyn College community related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The archive resides within the larger, omnibus archive, A Journal of the Plague Year. This demonstration will review the principles that guided the project, the submission process and explore possible digital humanities projects based upon the archive […]


Reclaim Your Academic Cyberinfrastructure

Coming to you from the people behind Reclaim Hosting and Reclaim Cloud, this 2-hour demonstration will look at everything from open source tools on LAMP environments like cPanel to Docker-based hosting in the Cloud. In particular, the demonstration will focus on the conceptual and practical shift cloud-based hosting represents for Digital Humanists working with a suite […]


Cybersecurity for Humanists

In this session, we will discuss security challenges facing the humanities and how to defend research interests online. We will learn many of the common terms and issues related to Cybersecurity and think about how to protect our project infrastructure beyond institutional IT requirements. We will discuss how to detect, respond, and recover from an […]

Advanced Omeka

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. […]


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

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 […]


Hybrid Teaching: Tips, Tricks, and (Productive) Fails

This session will focus on hybrid teaching methods adaptable to various subjects and fields. Participants will be introduced to new (and DIY) tools and practices for collaborative learning, mind-mapping, visualizations, and other low/no-budget platforms. The demonstration and talk will be followed by a showcase of student projects and other virtual classroom activities.


Introduction to IIIF, the International Image Interoperability Framework

"Introduction to IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework)" In this workshop, we will explore IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) and the work in the IIIF community towards universal standards for describing and sharing images online ( With common viewing platforms, we can obtain interoperable digital image content to display, edit, annotate, and share images on the […]


Working with Data: From Formats to Ethics

This workshop offers a space for participants to develop their data literacies and experiment with the role of humanistic inquiry in data work, and vice versa. We’ll start with a primer on data types, formats, and modeling, bringing into focus information genres that we encounter every day but often take for granted (like tables and […]


NYCDH Karaoke

Contribute your born-digital cultural output by singing your favorite songs with other NYCDHWeek participants - or support your colleagues and enjoy our musical productions! There are karaoke videos on YouTube for thousands of songs, from the latest hits to the deepest cuts to the goldenest oldies - and we'll take turns performing for each other. […]


NYCDH Kickoff Event 2022: NYCDH Supporting One Another

“Finding, Cultivating, and Sustaining Support for Your DH Project.” This year's NYCDH Week will kick off with a roundtable that will bring into conversation a variety of perspectives on the services, structures, and approaches necessary to conceive of and execute successful digital projects from experts in this field. The roundtable and subsequent discussion will help […]


Containing DH: How to Use Docker to Run Just About Anything

This session with be a demonstration of how to use Docker in Reclaim Cloud to run just about any application on the web. It will be interactive in that after the initial demonstration we will be taking requests from the audience to install those hard to run applications in order to model the process. Come […]


The Oracle for Transfeminist Technologies

We need more spaces to practice what adrienne maree brown calls “radical imagination,” especially in digital humanities. In this session, we'll be playing with The Oracle for Transfeminist Technologies deck ( and collectively imagining responses that bring us closer to liberation and each other. "The wisdom of the Oracle, embedded with transfeminist values," the deck's […]


Early Career & Grad Student Networking Session

For grad students and early-career faculty and staff, this session will provide a chance to share your work, meet others in working in DH in and near NYC, and exchange career advice.