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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: […]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Our new website, Life of a Gothic Cathedral: Notre-Dame of Amiens 1220-1530 is intended to change the way we understand and teach the cathedral: it was designed especially for use in the Core Curriculum. This session will be a demonstration of how the website allows you to experience Amiens Cathedral not just as a thing [...]
In this workshop, we will use R for text analysis, with a focus on the Tidy Text approach within the Tidytext framework. Your insights will be visualized and can also be turned into an interactive without any web coding skills, using Shiny R. The workshop is open to anyone with an interest in this topic. […]
This workshop is for staff, students, and scholars of all kinds who want to publish content online without paying hosting fees or getting stuck in a particular platform. In the course the session, participants will set up their own website using Jekyll and GitHub Pages. We will learn how to format text with Markdown and […]
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 […]
This workshop introduces the fundamentals of computer-based mapping using QGIS, an open-source mapping platform popular in both academia and the commercial world. Topics will include basic mapping skills such as uploading existing spatial datasets (shape files) to a project, editing shapefiles, adding a vector layer, and joining layers to discover new spatial information. By participating […]
Humanities Commons combines a scholarly network and open access repository—allowing you to share your work with groups and on your profile, while also ensuring long-term preservation in a Fedora repository built in partnership with Columbia University’s Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. The CORE repository accepts a wide range of item types and file types, […]
Participants will be introduced to the reasons for considering a move from proprietary software like MS Word to text-based workflow, including preventing future obsolescence. They will get an introduction to the simple and popular markup language Markdown. They will learn to create word-processing documents with headers, links, images, tables and footnotes. Finally they will be […]
The workshop will introduce participants to one method of turning a map into a Web Map. The primary difference between a static map and a web map (in addition to the fact that one is on the web) is interactivity. We expect webmaps to respond to users by showing popups, highlighting features, or by being […]
Learn how to make and publish an edition online of your source materials using Ed: A Jekyll theme, designed for documentary editors. Skill Level Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisites None Equipment Requirements Mac or Linux Laptop
This workshop will introduce participants to creating static maps using QGIS. QGIS is an open source mapping software that allows users to create maps and analyze data with a spatial component. This workshop is intended for those new to GIS who want to get started creating maps. By the end of this session, participants will […]
Learn the basic to intermediate steps that you can take to protect yourself against malicious agents, government surveillance and other threats. Skill Level Beginner Prerequisites None Equipment Requirements Laptop
In this workshop students will learn how to install and deploy their own instance of Ed. We will learn how to work with different genres, and stylistic elements. At the end of the workshop, workshop participants should be able to deploy their own scholarly or reading editions online.
As humanists, a good portion of the work we do involves text. Whether it's writing an paper, editing an article, or putting together a website, we spend significant amounts of time moving words around. This workshop will teach you how to write and edit text in the most efficient way possible, using a modal text […]
Workshop lead: Dennis Tenen This is a github tutorial for beginners geared towards collaborative work in the humanities. In this tutorial you will learn about Git and Github, and how to set up your own versioning environment. For this event you will need a pass at the door.