Providing resources and trai­ning in the practices and tools of the digital humanities


Thursday, September 24th

Data for Humanists: An Introduction to Digital Humanities Data and Visualization
9am - Noon
Watson 455
Instructors: Pam Lach & Jamene Brooks Kieffer (KU Libraries)

>>>Note: This workshop is now full. You may add your name to the waiting list and we will notify you if a space opens up.<<<

This workshop will offer a primer on data for humanists, including an introduction to data types and databases, data visualization, and best practices for working with data. Participants will explore what it means to undertake data-driven digital humanities projects and will experiment with approaches to translating and transforming traditional objects of humanistic inquiry into data. No previous experience with digital humanities or relational databases is required.

Files: PowerPoint slides, Zip File with practice data

Introduction to GIS for Humanists
1pm - 5pm
​Watson 419
Instructor: Stephen Ford

>>>Note: This workshop is now full. You may add your name to the waiting list and we will notify you if a space opens up.<<<

Tired of searching for the perfect map for your article or PowerPoint? Wishing you had some way of confirming that the spatial pattern you're perceiving is significant, and not just coincidence?

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) aren't just for geographers. This short workshop will introduce you to the foundational concepts of GIS and the basics of some common GIS applications--how you can use them to produce your own aesthetically appealing maps, and how you can use them analytically to further your arguments.

The workshops will be taught by Stephen Ford, a Ph.D. candidate in History and East Asian Languages at Harvard University, who has used GIS and spatial statistics extensively in his own research.

Files: Handout

Friday, September 25th

Track 1

Creating Literary and Linguistic Annotation / advanced beginner level XML annotation
9am - noon
Watson 503
Instructors: David Birnbaum & Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox

Description coming soon.

Using Literary and Linguistic Annotation Once You've Created It / XSLT and XPATH
1pm - 4pm
​Watson 503
Instructors: David Birnbaum & Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox

​Description coming soon.

Track 2

UNIX for Poets Or: How to Get the Most Out of Your Mac
9am - 11am 
Watson 455
Instructors: Sandra Kuebler & Heike Zinsmeister

Independent of which research area we work in, most of us often have to search in texts or extract specific information from texts. Sometimes, just searching for individual words is insufficient because the search results cover too many uninteresting phenomena or the phenomena are more complex. In many cases, we can extract the information easily using the command line on a Mac or a Unix/linux computer without programming. This workshop will introduce ways of extracting information from texts using command line tools. We will create concordances and extract all trigrams (sequences of 3 words). The workshop will start with an introduction on how to use the command line instead of graphical tools. 

No unix/linux, linguistic, or programming experience necessary. Please bring your own Mac or Unix laptop (or, if using a Windows machine, you may install Cygwin).

Cultural Heritage and Indigenous Protocols for Access: Mukurtu CMS
11am - 1pm 
Watson 455
Instructor: Kim Christen Withey

>>>Note: This workshop is now full. You may add your name to the waiting list and we will notify you if a space opens up.<<<

Colonial legacies of collecting and cataloging live on it academic and popular conceptions of digital curation, access to collections, and virtual exhibits. This workshop explores the need to infuse Indigenous information management systems, curatorial processes, and cultural protocols into digital humanities projects writ large. Workshop participants will explore protocols for access and systems for management of collections that grapple with histories of colonialism and the contemporary postcolonial moment. The workshop will introduce participants to Mukurtu CMS as a way to reorient digital curation and recenter digital humanities.

Networked Tools for Digital Visualization with Undergraduates
2pm - 4pm
Watson 455
Instructor: Anita Say Chan

>>>Note: This workshop is now full. You may add your name to the waiting list and we will notify you if a space opens up.<<<

This workshop will explore the use of layered networked tools and resources for digital pedagogy among humanities and social science students. Exploring data visualization resources from online academic publishing tools like Scalar to tools for creating infographics like, the workshop will focus on how to incorporate and promote digital research capacities as a key part of developing a digital literacies in undergraduates pedagogy.

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