Fall 2013 Workshops

September 19th: What’s New in Blackboard
September 19: What’s New in Blackboard
September 26: iPad for the Classroom (& Microsoft Devices)
October 3: Introduction to Open Scholar
November 7: What Can You Do with Clickers? (More than you think!)
November 14: Tools for Transcription: Manuscripts, Audio, & Video
October 17: Intro to Basic Text Analysis
November 21: TEI Text Encoding

All of the above workshops to be held from noon- 1pm in the Humanities Resource Center classroom, 012 East Pyne

Fall 2013 Speaker Series


Spring 2013 Speaker Series

Dan Edelstein

Dan Edelstein, Associate Professor in the department of French and Italian at Stanford University, visited on April 2nd and spoke about on-going digital projects at Stanford and the role of ‘big data’ in Humanities Research. In the talk, professor Edelstein surveyed some of the technologies and methodologies that scholars have developed to analyze large digital corpora, from topic modeling and sequence analysis to mapping and network graphing, and suggested that the next frontier for digital humanities may come in the form of “linked data.” Professor Edelstein is a principal investigator for a project called “Mapping the Republic of Letters,” which received a three-year Presidential Fund for Innovation in the Humanities grant, and a “Digging into Data” grant from the NEH (read more about the project). This talk was co-sponsored by the Department of History’s Modern Europe Workshop and the Digital Humanities Initiative.

Anne Balsamo

February 5, 4:30pm, McCormick Hall 101 (Art Museum)

Anne Balsamo, Dean of the School of Media Studies at the New School, is a groundbreaking national leader in media studies, a scholar and media-maker whose work links cultural studies, digital humanities, and interactive media. Dean Balsamo received her PhD in Communications Research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and began her faculty career in the School of Literature, Culture, and Communications at Georgia Tech, where she published a distinguished book about the cultural implications of emergent biotechnologies, Technologies of the Gendered Body: Reading Cyborg Women. In 1999, having grown interested in the practical linkages between technology and culture, she accepted an offer to join the celebrated Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), collaborating in the design of media for reading, exhibition, public art, and cultural projects. In 2003, Dr. Balsamo moved from Silicon Valley to USC, where she had been jointly appointed in the Annenberg School of Communications and the School of Cinematic Arts. She directed the Collaborative Design Lab within the Interactive Design Division of the School of Cinematic Arts. She has been a leader in the growth of digital humanities nationally, serving on the Advisory Board of HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Co-laboratory) since its founding in 2003. In 2011, she published Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work, a transmedia book (with accompanying DVD and web linkages to interactive media projects) that synthesizes and theorizes the links between her cultural studies scholarship and digital media projects.

Digital Humanities Reading Group

The Digital Humanities Reading Group is an ongoing seminar whose purpose is to examine the rapidly changing field of digital humanities through readings in the critical literature.  This year’s session will draw from a collection of essays entitled Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold (2012: University of Minnesota Press).

Google Calendar

To view the publicly available calendar of Digital Humanities Events, please visit the following link. If you have an event that you’d like publicized on our calendar and events page, please send a request to dhi [at] princeton [dot] edu.

Digital Humanities Mixers

Sim­i­lar to the Meet & Greet held in Octo­ber, the Mix­ers are an infor­mal oppor­tu­nity to chat and get acquainted with your col­leagues inter­ested in the Dig­i­tal Human­i­ties. All are wel­come, and wine and cheese will be served. Fall 2013 dates to be announced.


Related Campus Events

GIS Workshops, Spring 2013

Introduction to GIS (February 13 and March 4)
How to Create and Collect geographic data (February 14 and March 5)
Vector Analysis in GIS (February 18 and March 6)
Raster Analysis in GIS (February 19 and March 7)
Using ModelBuilder and Python Scripts in ArcGIS (February 21)
Working with Data Tables and U.S. Census data in ArcGIS (February 25 and April 2)
Making Maps and Presentations using ArcMap in ArcGIS (February 26 and April 3)
Introduction to QGIS (February 28)
Global Positioning Systems and GIS (April 4)

Classes will be held in the Lewis Library Electronic Classroom 225 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Windows Hackathon at Princeton University

February 15, 2013 through February 17, 2013, 3rd Floor Sherrerd Hall

Build apps for the fastest growing apps platform in the world and win tablets, Xbox bundles, phones and gift cards.

RSVP and more details:

JStreet Workshops in Statistical Analysis and Data Expression

Intro to R – February 13, 7-10pm, JStreet Library

R is an open source (FREE) and highly flexible, programming language and software environment” that allows for all the processes listed above. Used in a range of disciplines such as computational biology, quantitative finance, sociology, political science and digital humanities. R has become an increasingly popular program for researchers in academic, corporate and non-profit sectors.

Data Visualization in R: Social Sciences and Humanities – February 20, 7-9pm, JStreet Library

Intro to LaTeX – February 26, 7-9pm, JStreet Library

LaTeX is a document markup language and document preparation system that allows the author(s) to focus on content rather than visual presentation. LaTeX allows the writer to set up document elements–chapter, section, table, figure, etc.–and go about the business of writing, while LaTeX handles your content’s presentation

Statistical Programming in R: Physical and Life Sciences – February 27, 7-9pm, JStreet Library

Lunch and Learn

Visit their blog for a full sched­ule of ETC events.

Launch­ing a New Library Web­site — March 13, 12pm Noon, Frist MPR B

Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity Library is con­vert­ing its web­site to Dru­pal and is plan­ning to use Dru­pal as the pri­mary plat­form for future web­site devel­op­ment. The pre­sen­ta­tion will cover a brief overview of the new library web­site, its struc­ture and func­tion­al­ity as well as an overview of how Dru­pal is used as an inte­gra­tion plat­form for the many in-house appli­ca­tions the library main­tains for search and resource delivery.

Infrared Imag­ing Projects using Pho­to­shop — April 3, 12pm Noon, Frist MPR B

In this ses­sion, learn about how to work with infrared images, and how a par­tic­u­larly dif­fi­cult imag­ing prob­lem (cleanly piec­ing together large scans of an even larger orig­i­nal infrared image,) was solved using Adobe Photoshop.

Blue Moun­tain Project — April 17, 12pm Noon, Frist MPR B

The Blue Moun­tain Project is the com­mon work of schol­ars, librar­i­ans, cura­tors, and dig­i­tal human­i­ties researchers whose mis­sion is to cre­ate a freely avail­able, trusted dig­i­tal repos­i­tory of impor­tant, rare, and frag­ile texts that both chron­i­cle and embody the emer­gence of cul­tural moder­nity in the West.”

Data Man­age­ment Plan­ning Tool at Prince­ton — April 24, 12pm Noon, Frist MPR B

Many fun­ders now require a data man­age­ment plan with grant appli­ca­tions. Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity recently became a con­tribut­ing insti­tu­tion to the Data Man­age­ment Plan Tool (DMP­Tool) cre­ated by the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia and the Cal­i­for­nia Dig­i­tal Library. This tool pro­vides step by step help in cre­at­ing data man­age­ment plans tai­lored to the spe­cific require­ments for major fund­ing agen­cies. This ses­sion will intro­duce the DMP­Tool and walk through its use at Princeton.

Does Arduino belong in my class­room? — May 1, 12pm Noon, Frist MPR B

An intro­duc­tion to using Arduino: Giv­ing con­text to con­tent. A brief descrip­tion of what Arduino is and why every­one is talk­ing about it; where to buy, how to pro­gram and use Arduino. How to define what you want to do and how to use off-the-shelf and home-brewed sen­sors and con­trollers to sense and con­trol things in the phys­i­cal world. Finally, exam­ples of how you can apply this to your area of expertise.

Productive Scholar

Visit their blog for a full sched­ule of ETC events.

Google Forms and Drive in Education – February 14, 12pm Noon, East Pyne 012

In this session you will learn how to create forms and other tools in Google Drive. Learn to create, upload, edit and store information accessible from anywhere you have an internet connection and a browser.

Mapping in the Humanities – February 21, 12pm Noon, East Pyne 012

This session will look at simple ways that maps can be incorporated into Humanities study and research. Google Maps and Google Earth provide easy and collaborative ways to visualize literature, film, and history. They are also provide an organizational tool for research materials. This session will look at several examples of past projects in which Google Maps or Google Earth were used and explore the potential for these tools.

Open Scholar – April 4, 12pm Noon, East Pyne 012

In this session, you will learn about an academic publishing platform upon which you can share your publications, activities, ideas, courses, and other items related to scholarship. Come learn how to get started with Open Scholar at Princeton.

Collaborative Annotation – April 18, 12pm Noon, East Pyne 012

This ses­sion looks at cur­rent and future meth­ods of anno­tat­ing and ana­lyz­ing text and mul­ti­me­dia mate­ri­als for schol­arly work. From the book­mark­ing and anno­ta­tion of web­pages, to com­ment­ing Word doc­u­ments for review, and the mark­ing up of XML ver­sions of man­u­scripts, anno­ta­tion can take many dif­fer­ent forms and be used in many dif­fer­ent ways.

An introduction to Programming using Codecademy – April 25, 12pm Noon, East Pyne 012

In this session, we will use Codecademy, a free programming-focused MOOC, in order to learn the fundamentals of javascript, and demonstrate the gamification, assessment, and discussion features that have made this site so popular with new programmers.

Getting started with the Raspberry Pi – May 2, 12pm Noon, East Pyne 012

Learn how to purchase, setup, and use this $35 computer to support interesting academic projects, such as having a classroom dropbox, a departmental media server, or an image database server.