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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. 

Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI): What is it and why should I care? [Online]

The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is the de facto standard for digitizing and enriching textual materials. An XML encoding language, the TEI 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 individuals can use the TEI in their own research projects. No prior experience with markup language, text encoding, or the digital humanities is needed. By the end of this workshop, participants will understand why it is that so many digital humanities resources—including Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online, and the Women Writers Project—use TEI to enrich their digital archives and what the scholarly and technical affordances are of using the TEI. This workshop will also provide participants tangible tools for taking up the TEI for their own purposes and outline how participants leverage the mechanisms of the TEI within their own work.

Technical requirements: Computer with access to the internet via an up-to-date browser.

Register for upcoming workshops

Dates Location
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm via Zoom (link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the workshop/event begins)

Using Palladio for Social Network Visualization [Online]

 

Network gets to the heart of our fascination with the complex "connectedness" of modern society.  By definition, a network is a pattern of interconnections among a set of things. In a social network setting, you can think of it as a diagram that illustrates interconnections among people, groups, and organizatins. Palladio, developed by Stanford’s Humanities + Design Lab, is a web-based visualization tool for complex humanities data.  A super easy-to-use tool, it can be particularly good for beginners to network analysis.  This workshop will contextualize the exploration of Palladio within an intellectual inquiry–what drove the inquiry and what emerged from the data as a result of deep engagement of the visualization.  Specifically, the workshop will cover: 
  1. Network basic concepts 
  2. Introduction to Palladio 
  3. Example: using the Chinese Headtax data to visualize historical migration patterns 
  4. The caveats behind Palladio's ease of use 

If you are curious about what exactly "network" is, you may read this blog post Demystifying Networks by Scott B. Weingart. 

Technical requirements: Computer with access to the internet via an up-to-date browser.

Register for upcoming workshops

Dates Location
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm via Zoom (link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the workshop/event begins)

Past workshops