Introduction to the Digital Humanities
Instructor: Natalia Cecire
11AM, 404 Barnard Hall

This brief, partial, and situated introduction will explore the diversity of disciplinary foundations, methodologies, and practices of digital humanities. After an overview, we will look at a number of existing projects and discuss some core issues in digital humanities, including developing standards for evaluation, the role of collaboration, and open access.

Linguistic Analysis with Digital Tools
Instructor: Michelle Moravec
11AM, 18 Lehman

Tools in the digital humanities, each time I write “tool” I think “who is going to write that analysis of phallogocentric language in DH?”  However using the master’s tools has been necessary over the past year as I attempted  to figure out how to digitally analyze women’s movement periodicals.  Based on the interest of the participants, this workshop could explore any combination of  four tools, Stéfan Sinclair & Geoffrey Rockwell’s text visualization and analysis suite of tools Voyant  Jon Goodwin’s mallet based topic modeling tool that uses Jstor word frequency data, David Newman’s Mallet  based topic modeling tool that can be used with any txt file, and Laurence Anthony’s AntConc, a freeware concordancer software program.

Participants will get the most out of this workshop if they have a laptop to play along with me.  Down loading tools before hand will also facilitate participation [note voyant requires no downloading].

Introduction to Omeka
Instructor: Megan Wacha
1PM, 18 Lehman

Omeka is a simple system used by scholarly archives, libraries, and museums all over the world to manage and describe digital images, audio files, videos, and texts; to put such digital objects online in a searchable database; and to create attractive web exhibits from them. In this introduction to Omeka, you’ll create your own digital archive of images, audio, video, and texts that meets scholarly metadata standards and creates a search engine-optimized website. We’ll go over the difference between the hosted version of Omeka and the open source server-side version of Omeka, look at examples of Omeka archives and exhibits, and discuss other possible uses.

This workshop is intended for campers that have no previous experience with Omeka.

Video a Go Go
Instructor: Alexis Seeley
2:15PM, 18 Lehman

Hands on workshop learning how to use the tools that you ALREADY have (or can buy for under $5.00) to make short videos. Come with footage from the conference and create a collaborative video where EVERYONE gets to contribute footage and make the edits. Bring ideas for a video that you want to create and learn how to take the next step. Work together, alone, with assistance. Just get those videos rolling!
Not platform specific. Mac, PC, Linux, phones, tablets, phablets, cameras.


Is there workshop you’d like to see? or lead? propose one!

1 Response to Workshops

  1. Mia Zamora says:

    I would like to propose a “Best Practices and Advice” discussion, or “What I Wish I Had Known Earlier in the Development Process” to support anyone who might be embarking on their first DH project. (Especially a DH Project which has an explicit activist component meant to engage the public in societal change.) When taking the big leap and developing a new DH resource, how can we best foster the practical principles of -information design, -collaboration, -access to sources, -analytic and visualization tools, -user interface, -community-building, -reader contributions, -methodology, and -critical apparatus that are so important to the success of a digital humanities project? I would like to hear from those who have been down this road and gained certain experience developing a long-term DH project. What have you learned along the way? …What has worked, what has not, etc.? (i.e. What have been your best resources? Most supportive professional learning communities? Advice on project timelines? Advice on securing grant support for development phases?). Also, I would love to hear thoughts on the simultaneous juggle of developing a new DH project (i.e. “making something”) and formally writing about that process. Advice on particular editorial/scholarly writing venues that can be considered when planning to write about project development?

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