Last week, NYU Libraries hosted Molly O’Hagan Hardy, Digital Humanities Curator at the American Antiquarian Society. After giving a public lecture discussing some of the theoretical aspects of using bibliographic metadata in digital humanities projects, Hardy led a workshop the following day that taught graduate students some of the skills and methods for utilizing bibliographic metadata in their own research. The events marked a successful beginning to the Polonsky Foundation Graduate Student Workshops in Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods series, which is supported by a grant to the Graduate School of Arts and Science by the Polonsky Foundation.
News & Events
Data Services tutorials through the end of semester are now open for registration on the Libraries’ classes page. They include some newly offered tutorials, such as Creating Graphics with R and Data Management in SPSS.
Polonsky Foundation Public Lectures in Digital Humanities
These events are open to the public; registration is not required. All workshops will be held in Bobst Library’s Avery Fisher Center. Attendees without an NYU ID card should enter at the guard’s desk in the library’s atrium.
Follow the links below for more information.
Molly O’Hagan Hardy: The Presence of the Past April 2nd, 5-6:30pm
With examples from the eighteenth-century transatlantic book trade as represented in library catalogs and content databases, Molly O’Hagan Hardy will examine time’s traces in the archives and how such traces can be re-conceived or eclipsed in digital humanities projects.
Miriam Posner: Head-and-Shoulder-Hunting in the Americas May 28th, 1-2:30pm
Between 1936 and 1967, Walter Freeman, a prominent neurologist, lobotomized as many as 3,500 Americans. In this presentation, Miriam Posner will detail her efforts to understand why Freeman was so devoted to this practice, using computer-assisted image-mining and -analysis techniques.
Mark Algee-Hewitt June 4th, 1-2:30pm
This talk explores the meaning behind the practical aspects of Digital Humanities analyses and probes the delicate balance we maintain as we apply the critical methodologies of the humanities to the algorithmically derived, statistically significant data that lies behind our results.
Jennifer Giuliano: Humanities Infrastructure versus the Digital Humanities June 9th, 1-2:30pm
This lecture will explore the ways in which digital humanities and its associated research projects have challenged the often-overlapping, but frequently problematic, technical and social architectures of the academy.
The 10th anniversary of the Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) conference in Austin, Texas kicked off to a great start with a session on Monday morning on “The care and keeping of digital humanities projects: tools and best practices for content management and delivery in the digital humanities.” The session featured Stephanie Bernhardt, Curator for the Visual Resources Library in the Department of History of Art at Ohio State University, and Chelcie Rowell, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. Jen Hoyer, Senior Account Manager of Artstor, served as moderator.
On February 3, 2015, NYU’s Humanities Initiative hosted an event entitled “Who Owns What: Intellectual Property in the Humanities,” featuring three engaging speakers: Mark Righter, NYU’s Associate General Counsel; April Hathcock, NYU’s Librarian for Scholarly Communications; and Elizabeth Buhe, PhD Candidate in Art History at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts. The session was moderated by Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of History and Department Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions at NYU’s Steinhardt School.
Polonsky Foundation Graduate Student Workshops in Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods
The 2015 Polonsky Foundation Graduate Student Workshops in Digital Humanities offer NYU graduate students an intensive introduction to tools and methods for digital scholarship through day-long, hands-on sessions with experts in the field. Workshops will explore diverse approaches to research ranging from text markup and analysis to data visualization and mapping.
You must register to attend. All workshops will be held in Bobst Library.
Follow the links below for more information and to register.
Bibliographic Metadata for Digital Humanists, April 3rd, 9:30-4
This workshop will introduce methods for extracting metadata from different types of online catalogs and will include a brief overview of Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC), the chief format for bibliographic information.
Geospatial Analysis and the Digital Humanities: Principles, Tools, and Process, April 10th, 9:30-4
Digital humanists often incorporate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) into the process of interpreting texts and culture. This workshop will explore some of these methods as we integrate several data sets into GIS software and mapping platforms designed for digital humanities inquiry.
Copyright Issues for Digital Humanists, April 17th, 2-5pm
This workshop will start with an overview of general copyright issues, and then delve into specific issues and practical applications of copyright law in digital humanities.
DH101, May 27th, 9:30-4
Many DH projects rely on a core set of skills: finding, cleaning, and organizing data; asking meaningful questions of that data; and visualizing it. In this workshop, we’ll work together on one set of sources, going from zero to DH project over the course of a day.
DH DevOps: Core Skills and Foundations, May 29th, 9:30-4
Building on the DH101 workshop, we will cover the foundations of critical computing in the humanities.
Introduction to TEI, June 2nd, 9:30-4
This session will teach the basics of coding in XML (eXtensible Markup Language) using the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines.
Large Scale Text Analysis with R, June 3rd, 9:30-4
In this workshop, we will explore the different methods through which text mining can be used to “read” text in new ways.
Introduction to Project Development, June 8th, 9:30-4
This workshop will explore the fundamentals of project planning and design.
Content, Curation, and Publication: Using WordPress and Omeka to Tell Scholarly Stories, June 10th, 9:30-4
This workshop will explore how the platforms WordPress and Omeka can help scholars publish their work by creating dynamic digital publications and exhibitions.