Doing DH (fall 2013)

Doing DH is a monthly series of presentations and workshops focusing on basic skills needed for working in the digital humanities: wrangling data, managing projects, and learning on-the-fly. Lightning-talk panels and presentations, followed by audience and panel discussion, showcase people, projects, and expertise in the Research Triangle and offer insights into the practical side of being a digital humanist. Workshops provide hands-on introduction to tools used by digital humanists.

All Doing DH events will be in Smith Warehouse (114 South Buchanan) on the campus of Duke University, Durham, NC. Workshops are co-sponsored by the Wired! Group.

Oct 24: Digital Humanities Data 

4:00 workshop (Wired! Lab, Room A233 Bay 11, Smith Warehouse)
6:00 panel (FHI Garage, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse)
Additional DH Data Workshop:
2:00 workshop Nov 11 (Wired! Lab, Room A233 Bay 11, Smith Warehouse) – workshop slides and activities

Nov 21: Project Management
4:00 workshop  (Wired! Lab, Room A233 Bay 11, Smith Warehouse)
6:00 presentation (FHI Garage, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse)

Dec 5: Learning on the Fly
11:30 panel (FHI Garage, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse)

Digital Humanities Data (flyer)

WORKSHOP
Open to all faculty, staff, and students at Research Triangle institutions.

Thursday, October 24, 4:00-5:00 PM
Wired! Lab (Room A233, Bay 11, Smith Warehouse) map
Register: http://tinyurl.com/DoingDH-DHdata-work (limited space – registration required)

Monday, November 11, 2:00-3:30 PM
Wired! Lab (Room A233, Bay 11, Smith Warehouse) map
Register: http://tinyurl.com/DoingDH-DHdata-work2 (limited space – registration required)

Workshop Leader: Pamella Lach, UNC Digital Innovation Lab
In this workshop, participants will explore what it means to undertake data-driven digital humanities projects and will experiment with approaches to translating and transforming traditional objects of humanistic inquiry into data. No previous experience with digital humanities or relational databases is required.

PANEL
Thursday, October 24, 6:00-7:30 PM
FHI Garage (Bay 4, Smith Warehouse)
Register: http://tinyurl.com/DoingDH-data
Open to faculty, staff, and students at all Research Triangle institutions

What are the particular challenges of creating, managing, curating, and maintaining digital humanities data? In this panel discussion, five experts from Triangle research universities join us for a conversation about data issues that digital humanities practitioners face at all stages of project development.

  • Hugh Cayless (Senior Digital Humanities Programmer, Duke Classics Computing Collaboratory);
  • Matthew Davis (CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation, North Carolina State University);
  • Markus Wust (Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian, North Carolina State University )
  • Pamella Lach (Manager, UNC Digital Innovation Lab);
  • Angela Zoss (Data Visualization Coordinator, Duke University Libraries).

Project Management for Digital Humanists 

WORKSHOP 
Thursday, November 21, 4:00-5:00 PM
Wired! Lab (Room A233, Bay 11, Smith Warehouse) map
Register: http://tinyurl.com/DoingDH-PM-work (limited space – registration required)
Open to all faculty, staff, and students at Research Triangle institutions.

Workshop Leader: Ashley Reed, The William Blake Archive, UNC
Introduction to DH project planning and management, with special emphasis on choosing the tools and applications (from free apps like Google Docs to professional software like BaseCamp and Jira) that best suit your project and your team.

PANEL
Thursday, November 21, 6:00-7:30 PM
FHI Garage (Bay 4, Smith Warehouse)
Register: http://tinyurl.com/DoingDH-PM
Open to faculty, staff, and students at all Research Triangle institutions

What planning and management challenges are specific to digital humanities? How do DH project managers coordinate team effort, communicate with stakeholders, and control unexpected changes in project scope? Practitioners from Triangle research universities lead this conversation about common issues in digital humanities project development:

  • Mary Caton Lingold (Soundbox Project co-director and English Department doctoral student, Duke University)
  • Erin Parish (Cultural Anthropology Department doctoral student, Duke University)
  • Ashley Reed (Manager, William Blake Archive, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Josh Sosin (Duke Collaboratory in Classics Computing and Classics Department Associate Professor, Duke University).

Learning On The Fly 

PANEL
Thursday, December 5, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
FHI Garage (Bay 4, Smith Warehouse)
Register: http://tinyurl.com/DoingDH-LearnFly
Open to faculty, staff, and students at all Research Triangle institutions

Digital projects frequently breed challenges that require new skills and knowledge and a willingness to take risks and make mistakes, as part of the process of learning and moving forward. Whether part of cross-disciplinary and collaborative work, or the application of a new digital tool or method to an established research area, learning on-the-fly is an unavoidable and valuable trait of digital humanities work. As part of this lunch discussion, DH practitioners from the Triangle will present critical learning moments in their own work, and discuss strategies for cultivating the skill of learning-on-the-fly.

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