Events and workshops: Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL)

Digital Humanities Skills Workshop Series

The DH Skills workshop series is a partnership between the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL) and SFU Library’s Research Commons and is affiliated with the University of Victoria (ETCLDHSI, and UVic Libraries) and the University of British Columbia (UBC Library and UBC Advanced Research Computing). 

The workshops are free and open to to all, but registration is required.  Links to register are included under each workshop description.  Space is limited, so make sure to register soon to ensure a space. 

Creating Digital Editions using TEI [Online]

About the workshop

The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is the de facto standard for digitizing and enriching textual materials and offers a robust, multi-lingual vocabulary for describing, analyzing, preserving, and publishing “texts” across various genres: poems, drama, manuscripts, tombstones, posters, audio recordings, music videos, et cetera.
This workshop will serve as an introduction to the TEI as an encoding language, outlining how participants can use the TEI for creating their own digital editions. No prior experience with markup language, text encoding, or the digital humanities necessary.

Register for upcoming workshops

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
via Zoom

Get Started with Tableau Public for Data Visualization [Online]

Tableau is a data visualization tool that is being used to help analyze data and illustrate the patterns and insights behind them. This online, interactive workshop will introduce researchers and students to Tableau Public, a free access version of Tableau.

 About the workshop

You will leave this workshop with an understanding of how to:

  • connect datasets to your Tableau workbook;
  • create a variety of basic chart types (including bar charts, line graphs, and maps);
  • publish and share interactive charts and graphs.
No prior experience with Tableau is necessary.


Before the workshop, please:

Register for upcoming workshops

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
via Zoom

Past workshops

  • Introduction to APIs and Web Scraping: Ethical Considerations [Spring 2020]
  • Introduction to Content Management Systems: Creating Exhibits with Omeka [Spring 2020]
  • Introduction to Twitter Bots with Tracery [Fall 2018 and Spring 2020]
  • Using NVivo for Humanities Research [Fall 2018]
  • Introduction to Spatial Data in the Humanities: The Spatial Elements of Textual Analysis [Summer 2018 and Fall 2018]
  • Introduction to Spatial Data in the Humanities: Creating Story Maps [Summer 2018 and Fall 2018]
  • Optimizing Your Digital Research Workflow with Zotero [Summer 2018]
  • Beyond the Cloud: Using Voyant Tools to Analyze Texts [Summer 2018]
  • Hacking the Scholarly Workflow [Spring 2018]
  • Tools for Humanities Data Analysis [Spring 2018]
  • Collecting, Organizing, and Describing Archival Research [Spring 2018]
  • Open Publishing as Open Pedagogy: Creating a Course Journal using Open Journal Systems [Fall 2017]
  • Getting Students to Read Critically through Online Annotations [Fall 2017]
  • You Mean I Produce Data, Too? Managing Research Objects in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences [Fall 2017]
  • Intro to Preparing Character Data in R (Summer 2017)
  • Digital Pedagogy at Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada conference (Spring 2017)
  • Digital Storytelling using Twine (Spring 2017)
  • Intermediate Podcasting (Spring 2017)
  • Spatial Humanities (Fall 2016)
  • Tableau for Humanists (Fall 2016)
  • Podcasting for Scholarly Communication (Fall 2016)​