NYU to Hold a Digital Humanities Project Showcase on April 29th, 2016

We are pleased to announce an NYU Digital Humanities Project Showcase to be held on Friday April 29th at NYU’s Center for the Humanities (5th floor: 20, Cooper Square). This event provides a forum for faculty, staff, and students to learn about each other’s work, create connections, and start new conversations. Open to an audience from both inside and outside the university, the event will feature the work of NYU’s vibrant and diverse DH community. Presentations will include 10-minute project presentations and two-minute lightning talks, and we will end with a roundtable discussion devoted to identifying priorities for supporting and building the DH community at NYU.

Members of NYU interested in sharing a DH project should fill out the application form found here.

Applications deadline: March 14th.

This is part of a series of NYU DH events, run through the Center for the Humanities by Marion Thain, each in collaboration with colleagues from across the university.

We look forward to hearing about your work.

The Project Showcase organizing committee:

Zach Coble, Digital Scholarship Specialist, NYU Libraries;

Kimon Keramidas, Clinical Assistant Professor of DH at Draper;

Marion Thain, Associate Director of DH, NYU.

NYU #nycdhweek workshops a great success!

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Word cloud of tweets with #nycdhweek hashtag.

NYU Digital Scholarship Services participated in the first annual NYCDH Week, a week-long celebration of all things digital humanities in New York City, February 8-12, 2016.

NYCDH Week, organized by the New York City Digital Humanities Group, offered open workshops across the city, networking sessions, a meeting of the DH community, and of course social events.

The 6 NYU workshops for NYCDH Week were a great success, covering topics such as Omeka, social media scraping for qualitative research, APIs for humanities research, and an introduction to working at the command line. We had 84 total attendees representing every school at NYU as well as the larger NYCDH community.

A few quotes from workshop instructors:

The event succeeded in helping attendees feel more comfortable with the command line, and also demonstrated several ways this tool can be incorporated in research projects.

In the Social Media Scraping workshop, attendees used NCapture and NVivo and learned methods to incorporate the context from web pages, online PDFs, and social media into their research design.

Keep an eye out on this space, subscribe to liblink, and to the NYUDH group to learn about upcoming workshops and other events.

Introduction to Project Development with Jennifer Guiliano

Today we learned about project development from Jennifer Guiliano, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Guiliano’s concept of project management hinges on communication. If you have a great project but can’t communicate about it, it won’t be successful. Every good project has a good question, problem, or provocation; an analytical activity; an audience; and concrete products.

Recap of the DH101 Workshop by Miriam Posner

At our DH 101 session, we had the great pleasure of learning from Miriam Posner, Coordinator and Core Faculty, Digital Humanities Program, University of California, Los Angeles. This workshop turned out to be a particularly reflective, even philosophical one. Miriam is interested in uncovering the typically unexamined actions, practices, assumptions, and decisions made over the course of a digital humanities project. She urged us to be more open and reflective when we talk and write about our projects, to explain the assumptions in our work and help our readers/users understand how and why decisions were made.