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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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" Palladio (https://hdlab.stanford.edu/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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
When Covid-19 hit New York City in March, Bard Graduate Center was forced to close the Eileen Gray exhibition that had opened to the public just two weeks earlier. With no timeline for reopening and limited access to the gallery space, the curatorial staff coordinated with the Director of DH/DX (Digital Humanities and Exhibitions) to […]
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 […]
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.
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. https://digitalhumanitiesddp.com/ Participants should have a project they […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 (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 (https://iiif.io). With common viewing platforms, we can obtain interoperable digital image content to display, edit, annotate, and share images on the […]
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 […]
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. […]
“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 [...]