Digital Humanities Meetup Series 2018/19

Below is the program for our DH Meetup Series for Fall 2018. No registration is required for NYU affiliates unless indicated. Participants from outside institutions should contact for visitor information. All Meetups take place in the NYU Abu Dhabi Library, Campus Center, Floor 3, Room 329 unless otherwise noted.

Stay tuned to this space, or subscribe to the NYUAD DH Interest Group by emailing, where we will post future events for the Spring 2019 and beyond! 

Wednesday, 19 September, 12-1pm 

Taylor Hixson, Workshop: “Introduction to Story Maps

Monday, 24 September, 1150-105pm 

David Wrisley, Workshop: “Web Hosting and Digital Identity”

Thursday, 4 October, 2-3pm 

Abdullah Heyari, Workshop: “LaTeX For Complete Beginners”. This is a hands-on session and participants should bring laptops in order to work with the program. Please also create an account on Please register here

Monday, 8 October, 1150-105pm

Kaki King (Musician), “Data Not Found”  Different Location: C3 116, NYUAD Arts Center. 

We will be hosting American guitarist Kaki King in conversation with Professor David Wrisley and the students in his core course Data and Human Space. You can find out more about Kaki King and her music here. She is working on a multimedia performance with data visualization expert Giorgia Lupi. A recently released music video gives a taste of that piece can be seen here

Sunday, 4 November, 12-1pm 

Jeremy Farrell (Emory) – Network Approaches to Historical Religious Movements: Early Sufism (9th-10th c. CE) as a Case Study

Religious movements have exerted tremendous influence on the course of global history. Recent technical advances now make it possible to make computationally-aided inferences about the processes that shape these movements, including: the development of written traditions; group membership and role-sorting; and attracting recruits. This workshop, given by Jeremy Farrell of Emory University, introduces several applications of network theory as a means to complement qualitative theorization about historical religious movements, using data drawn from the early development of Sufism, an Islamic religious movement that began to flourish in the ninth and tenth centuries C.E.
Tuesday, 20 November, 12-1pm 

David Wrisley – Presentation and hands on: “WikiMedia and the UAE : On Freedom of Panorama, de minimis, and Visual Data in the Creative Commons”

Tuesday, 4 December, 12-1pm 

Taylor Hixson, Workshop: “Archiving your Digital Spatial Objects in NYU’s Spatial Data Repository