Following last year’s highly successful event, NYCDH Week 2019 begins on February 4 with a kickoff gathering at Lincoln Center Campus (113 W. 60th St., 12th Floor). This year’s theme is Information and Democracy. The day-long event features speakers, roundtables, lightning talks and networking sessions. Schedule Registration: 10-10:30 Keynote: 10:30-11:30 - Meredith Broussard Panel: 11:30-12:30 - Information, […]
NYCDH folks never stop partying, so join us at an establishment of fine beverages to continue the conversations and celebrate!
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), […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
A Digital Recreation of the Lenox Library Picture Gallery: A Contribution to the Early History of Public Museums in the United States
David Schwittek and Sally Webster will give a Brown Bag Lunch presentation on Tuesday, February 5, at 12:15 pm. Their talk is entitled “A Digital Recreation of the Lenox Library Picture Gallery: A Contribution to the Early History of Public Museums in the United States.” The website, “The Digital Recreation of the Lenox Library Picture […]
High-quality metadata is essential for the description, discovery, and preservation of DH projects. While TEI is the most used metadata standard in DH, there is so much more to learn and explore! This course will introduce metadata schemas and standards such as Dublin Core, VRA, controlled vocabularies, and linked data and RDF in the DH […]
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
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 […]
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.
Word embeddings are the hottest new technology in natural language processing, and are used across linguistic computer science, from machine translation to information extraction and computational literary analysis. We will cover advanced topics in word embeddings, including: document similarity analysis, nearest-neighbor analysis, training vector spaces, and visualization. We will use literary texts as examples, but […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Create a pdf and html CV for yourself out of plain text files and set up a personal CV page for free. Requirements: Attendees should bring their own laptop.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
This workshop will explore using computational methods to analyze gender in movies. Movies lend themselves nicely to computation, since researchers can leverage scripts, visuals, or metadata (e.g. genre, year, cast members and production crew). For example, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media used machine learning to automatically detect the gender of characters in […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Learn small-scale web scraping of social media for qualitative analysis by using Ncapture and NVivo Requirements: Attendees should have a Twitter account.
This workshop is for anyone who is interested in learning more about digital modeling of the historic built world. The workshop samples some of the Building History Project's recent projects in New York and abroad, along with a more detailed case study of on going work with Metropolitan Museum of Art conservator Pascale Patris. At […]
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. […]
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 […]