Note to all attendees: Session leaders will contact you with additional information, including a meeting link, for each individual workshop, event, or demonstration.
Week of Events
“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 […]
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 […]
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 (https://www.transfeministech.codingrights.org/) 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 […]
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.
It is possible in a short space of time, and spending no money, to transform a dormant collection of photographs into a meaningful archive and a dramatic presentation using the platforms Omeka and StoryMaps. The process will be presented, as well as the products.
Please join us for a workshop on Manifold, a Mellon-funded digital publishing platform developed by the CUNY Graduate Center, The University of Minnesota Press, and Cast Iron Coding. Learn how you can use Manifold to create beautiful, dynamic projects that can include text, images, audio, video, and social annotation. We will provide an overview of […]
While surveys are typically thought of as part of the social sciences' toolkit, DH research can also benefit from designing, conducting, and examining surveys. This session will introduce participants to survey design best practices and recommendations on how to think about the results you obtain. We will work with Qualtrics - a survey software platform […]
This workshop demonstrates how to use Git to manage a project. Concretely, we will be using the Git integration in VSCode along with the programs Pandoc and Zotero to create plain text documents that can be compiled, with citations, into Microsoft Word (or Google Docs) documents. The workshop assumes some familiarity with Zotero (http://www.zotero.org) and [...]
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 […]
The CUNY Academic Commons is a WordPress/Buddy platform that connects students, faculty and staff across CUNY’s 25 campuses, acting as a hub for various DH activities across the university. The Commons facilitates the teaching of DH courses, sharing and hosting events, creating spaces for working groups to collaborate, and developing websites and digital projects. The […]
The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) is the US-based member of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) consortium. This session will introduce participants to the organization, its goals and activities, and identify how interested participants can become involved through programs or committee work, including mentorship, liaisons, or publications. Additional details can be [...]
In this session you will learn the basics of using GitHub and its free web publishing tool, Github Pages. This tool allows you to easily publish simple websites (blogs, professional profiles, event announcements, etc) at no cost. This course will also serve as a soft introduction to markdown and yaml, folders and files, git and […]
“Introduction to IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework)” shows the main uses and applications of interoperable digital images. Through image viewers, we can work with interoperable content to display, edit, annotate, and share images and cultural heritage collections on the web.
Since the emergency online transition in March 2020, teachers have been gathering in strong communities to support each other exploring a plethora of theories (and praxis) on digital pedagogical tools. How effective were these in creating equally great students’ communities and fostering their engagement in classrooms? Back to a new normal in the Fall 2021, […]
Commons In A Box OpenLab (https://cboxopenlab.org/) 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 [...]
“Mapping with Palladio” introduces scholars in the humanities to Palladio (https://hdlab.stanford.edu/palladio), a web-based tool for visualizing multi-dimensional data on a map.
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.
This workshop presents a few of the best and most approachable tools for collecting Twitter data for research. We’ll also address the kinds of information we can glean from social media data as well as several important factors and limitations to consider when doing social media research.
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 [...]
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. [...]
In this workshop, participants will learn how to set up a text analysis project, by automatically assembling a large collection of text, using the Corpus-DB API. Corpus-DB allows digital humanities researchers to quickly assemble a textual corpus, according to publication date, literary genre, author, and more. We will generate corpora which may be of interest […]
This roundtable session features projects that have leveraged NYU DH Seed Grants to scale up and receive additional funding from external sources. Given the NYCDH theme of Support, panelists will share their processes and highlight elements of their work that made a difference in their ability to grow their projects and attract new funding. Participants [...]
This free online NYC Digital Humanities session organized by Cinema Studies professor Marina Hassapopoulou will focus on hybrid teaching methods adaptable to various subjects and fields in the Humanities. 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 [...]
Working with transcribed zines from the Barnard Zine Library, we will engage participants in the ethics and steps of creating a corpus and how to explore them using Voyant-Tools and a pre-written Python script. Corpus metadata highlight zine creators holding one or more minoritized identities. All are welcome, and no coding experience is necessary. This [...]
You have an idea, but how do you get started with your digital project? If you’re interested in doing a digital humanities project, the best way to get started is with an effective plan. During this workshop, we will work hands-on beginning to develop a project proposal that can be used for purposes ranging from [...]
This session will give attendees the opportunity to learn from NEH senior program officer, Jennifer Serventi, about the many funding opportunities offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities for digitally-inflected projects. In her presentation, she will address two related questions: 1) What opportunities are available to institutions, faculty and staff for digital projects? and, […]
This discussion focuses on the use of underrepresented archives to reconfigure how we understand the past in the aftermath of pivotal change and imagine a more inclusive future. The US Latino Digital Humanities program (USLDH) at the University of Houston draws from the rich archival collections at Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage (Recovery) in [...]
The pandemic did not keep live music from happening, but it did change the way musicians played and recorded music with others and by ourselves. In this discussion, we'll share our experiences from the past couple of years of making music, recording it, and attempts at playing live together while apart. What strategies did you […]
Pandas is a Python data science library that allows for the manipulation and transformation of data, and in particular numeric and time series data. In this workshop for people completely new to Pandas, and possibly also to data science and/or programming, we'll take a relatively leisurely look at the Pandas library in conjunction with the […]
The Digital Humanities landscape is littered with the good ideas of enterprising scholars never realized. From the lack of a clearly defined project scope, to insufficient resources, to over ambitious scheduling, there are a myriad of factors that can derail even the best of DH projects. And while we can not account for every potential […]
A very beginner friendly introduction to Python for the humanities. We will cover basic tools and installation methods, as well as how Python can be used to sort through messy information and automate simple and repetitive tasks. Brief examples will be covered, and we'll talk about how to explore and learn in the future. There […]
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.
Over the last thirty years, the internet has become of vital importance to daily life, especially in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, accessibility on the internet has often remained a low priority, making this indispensable resource difficult to use for many people. Participants in this workshop will learn how to combat this problem […]