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Events and workshops: Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL)

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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. 

@Us Critical Digital Humanities Discussion Series: Disorienting Democracy

The Digital Humanities Innovation Lab is pleased to host our second series of @Us, a Critical Digital Humanities discussion group. This term our theme is Disorienting Democracy: Feminist Patterns of Difference, and our discussion group seeks to explore more closely what democracy means when it comes to our digital humanities practices. We’ll be thinking about questions of equality, openness, and freedom in relation to the technologies that structure our data, our research, and our methodologies, and how by engaging an intersectional feminist approach we might also engage the cultural and political work of marginalized, unaligned, dis-enabled or otherwise non-normative orientations, identities, or experiences.

Thus, we will be asking how the idea of disorientation can help us to re-orient ourselves towards others, and how the underpinnings of intersectional feminist practice might support accountable, ethical, and democratic digital and data practices.

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons

Tools for Humanities Data Analysis

This workshop will explore some of the tools available for analyzing and presenting different kinds of data once it has been collected. It will provide an introduction to some of the free and easy-to-learn online tools available and ideas for how to integrate them into both research projects and the classroom. In this workshop, we will explore:

  • How to use Story Maps to integrate geographical data with text, images, and multimedia content to create beautiful and intuitive interactive maps;
  • How to curate digital exhibits using Omeka; and
  • How to use Voyant for text analysis and visualization

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons

Digital Humanities Discussion Series @Us

You have a great set of research objects that you want to share publicly - but should you? You think it’s important to help your students share their work and engage in public conversations - but when should they be cautious? You want to share your research and your teaching practices on social media - but what about trolls?

While digital tools are helping researchers and teachers to share their work in unprecedented ways, they also raise questions about how to use them in ways that are ethical, productive, and safe.

@Us is a series of discussions that will take up these questions and more, offering participants a chance to think through issues, ask their own questions, share ideas and experiences, and get practical advice. We will suggest some optional readings to give participants some background for each topic. We will hold our discussion group at the Burnaby campus, on the first Thursday of every month, 1:30-2:30pm, through the Summer 2018 term; we are hoping to continue this discussion group beyond the term to create a space for ongoing conversations about critical DH for our community. Coffee and light refreshments served.

Digital Humanities Café 

The DH Café presents a series of short workshops and informal discussion on topics relevant to the basic theories and methods behind digital research in the humanities. The courses cover a broad range of topics, from larger issues in digital research in the academy to specific tools and research techniques.  The theme for Spring 2018 is How Do You Put the Digital in a Humanities Project?.  

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.

The DH Café is a partnership between the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL) and SFU Library's Research Commons and is affiliated with KEY, SFU's Big Data Initiative

Past workshops