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, 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.
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).
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: http://windowshackathon.eventbrite.com/
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
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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.
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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
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.