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  • JANUARY 2022

    University of Miami Digital Humanities Research Institute

    January 20-22, 2022

    Free and open to the public via Zoom

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    In partnership with the Digital Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Group, the Center for the Humanities and our other generous sponsors, we are excited to offer the first UM Digital Humanities Research Institute on January 20-22, 2022.

    As part of the CUNY Graduate Center DHRI Network, we will be offering 2.5 days of virtual workshops on foundational DH skills, including mapping/GIS, project and data management, and text analysis with R, concluding with a roundtable discussion of the state of DH at UM. The institute is open to all graduate students, faculty members and undergraduates. Separate registration for each session is required and you may register for as many or as few sessions as you like (please see below to register for each session).

    Please contact Tarika Sankar (tgs46@miami.edu) or Dieyun Song (dxs1138@miami.edu) with any questions.

    Event Information and Registration

    Click on the session info and title to register.

    Thursday, January 20

    Friday, January 21

    • 9:00 - 11:30 am EST, Mapping/GIS, Dr. Abraham Parrish: This 2.5-hour session provides introductions and hands-on practice to ArcGIS Pro, Insights, and StoryMaps. The session will be facilitated by Abraham Kaleo Parrish, GIS Services Librarian at the University of Miami.
    • 12:15 - 2:45 pm EST, Data and Project Management, Prof. Susanna Allés-Torrent and Dr. Gimena del Rio Riande: Covering the practical items you need to know about starting and executing a DH project from scratch, the session discusses defining the scope of the project; team formation and collaboration; data querying and related skills, platforms, funding, and resources required; file naming and storage/backup strategies; and knowing when to wrap up the project. Drawn from lessons learned and best practices from ongoing DH initiatives with various scales and budgets, this session provides pragmatic insights about carrying out DH projects on the ground. Facilitated by Professor Susanna Allés-Torrent (University of Miami) and Dr. Gimena del Rio Riande (National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) Argentina). 
    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST, NEH Grant Workshop, Elizabeth Tran: This presentation and dialogue will be led by Elizabeth Tran, Senior Program Officer at the Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities. This session will help participants better understand which programs at NEH can support digital humanities projects (and other digital projects), how to write a competitive application, and how the NEH review process works. The presentation is about 40 minutes, leaving about 20 minutes for Q&A. 

    Saturday, January 22

  • NOVEMBER 2021

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    DH Work as Access Work in Research, Teaching, and Service

    Suchismita Dutta, Emory University

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 5:00 - 6:00 pm EST

    Register Here!

    The Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities is proud to present the program's first final portfolio presentation, featuring Dr. Suchismita Dutta. Dr. Dutta is graduating from the University of Miami with her PhD in English in December 2021, and she is now a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech University. 

    Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities create an online portfolio showcasing their research, teaching, and general experience in the digital humanities throughout their time at the University of Miami. The presentation of the portfolio is a capstone event for those graduating with the certificate. The event is free and open to all, and students currently enrolled in or considering enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in the Digital Humanities are especially encouraged to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • APRIL 2021

    Data Analytics For You. One Stop Workshop Series on
    Research Software and Data

    Um Library WorkshopsUM Libraries

    This series offered exclusively to University of Miami students, faculty, and staff who are undertaking research in any discipline.

    February 10th - April 28th.

    Check all workshops and register here!

  • MARCH 2021

    flyer for klein's talk; title and info over image of abstract painting with bright primary colorsDigital Humanities and Data Justice:
    Lessons from Intersectional Feminism

    Lauren Klein, Emory University

    March 3, 2021: 1:00-2:30 pm

    Click here to register!

    As data are increasingly mobilized in the service of governments and corporations, their unequal conditions of production, asymmetrical methods of application, and unequal effects on both individuals and groups have become increasingly difficult for data scientists, digital humanists, and others who rely on data in their work to ignore. How can the digital humanities intervene?

    Drawing from Klein’s recent book, Data Feminism (MIT Press), co-authored with Catherine D’Ignazio, this talk will present an approach to data justice—a field that considers how the collection, analysis, and use of data relate to issues of social justice—that is informed by the past several decades of intersectional feminist activism and critical thought. This talk will show how challenges to the male/female binary can challenge other hierarchical (and empirically wrong) classification systems; how an emphasis on emotion can expand our ideas about effective data visualization; and how the concept of “invisible labor” can expose the significant human efforts required of our automated systems, as well as of our digital humanities work. Taken together, these examples will demonstrate how feminist thinking can be operationalized into more ethical and equitable data practices in the digital humanities and beyond. 

    In preparation for this talk, we encourage attendees to read:

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    Dr. Klein is an Associate Professor in the Departments of English and Quantitative Theory and Methods at Emory University, where she also directs the Digital Humanities Lab. Before arriving at Emory, she taught in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. She received her PhD in English and American Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center. She is the co-editor of Debates in the Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press), a hybrid print/digital publication stream that explores debates in the field as they emerge.

  • FEBRUARY 2021

    "Stop using Word. Just write Markdown!"

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 10:30-12pm

    Susanna Allés-Torrent
    Zoom Webinar Link

    Free & Open to the Public

    Registration Required Here

    Join us for a short workshop on Markdown and Pandoc. "Stop using Word! Just write Markdown!" is specially suited for grad students writing papers and their dissertation. We will introduce Markdown and how to transform this language into multiple outputs (.docx, slides, html, pdf, etc.) You will grasp the basics to start writing your papers using Markdown through Pandoc while creating cover page, automatic index, and formatting.